Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 9/30/13
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 30, 2002 OFF DAY - NOTEBOOK NEW YORK -- It's baseball's version of David vs. Goliath. The Angels face baseball's most storied team in the New York Yankees starting Oct. 1 in Game 1 of the best-of-five Division Series at Yankee Stadium. In order to advance to the American League Championship Series, the Angels not only must overcome the likes of Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Jason Giambi, et. al., but history itself. The Yankees have won 26 World Series titles, including four in the past six seasons. On the other end of the spectrum is the Angels, who have never won a playoff series. They have played a grand total of 16 playoff games, losing 10, in the franchise's 41 seasons entering this year. To a man, the Angels believe they can do it. At least, that's what they're saying. ``The pressure's off now,'' Angels center fielder Darin Erstad said. ``Now the fun begins.'' The Angels' roster consists of one player -...
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