By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
SEPT. 25, 2002
GAME 158 - ANGELS AT RANGERS
ARLINGTON, Texas – Angels manager Mike Scioscia instructed the visitors' clubhouse attendants at The Ballpark in Arlington to remove the rolled up plastic sheets hanging over the Angels cubicles.
The Angels players, it seems, had enough hanging over their heads.
The plastic, used to keep things dry during a celebration, teased the Angels, first in Seattle and now in Texas. Heading into Wednesday night's game against the Rangers, the Angels lost their previous three games with a chance to clinch a playoff spot.
But with the plastic gone and their heads cleared of such a distraction, they lost anyway, 4-3, before 20,976 fans.
It was their fourth loss in a row and sixth in seven games. They have not lost as many as four in a row since a four-game losing streak June 15-19.
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