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Larry Brown Sports:
Via Larry Brown Sports:
For the second straight season, the Los Angeles Angels are not living up to the hype. LA is currently 26-34 and 11 games out of first place in the AL West. Mike Scioscia’s club has played particularly poorly as of late, losing five of its last six games. The Angels were even swept in four games by the lowly Houston Astros.
During Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, an Angels fan named Henry Bouldin became so frustrated with the team that he felt the need to wear a brown paper bag over his head. That is, until stadium security forced him to take it off in the seventh inning.
“Security just showed up out of nowhere,” Bouldin told the LA Times on Wednesday. “They said you can’t wear anything over your head.”
Team spokesman Tim Mead confirmed that not allowing objects on fans heads is indeed a team policy, noting that a fan who was wearing a monkey suit last week was also asked to remove his mask. The purpose, Mead says, is so the team can make a facial identification of a fan if needed for safety reasons.
However, Bouldin suspected that the Angels only acted because he had appeared on television. He wore the bag, which read “$127 million + all I got was this bag. Go Angels?” at various points throughout the game prior to being told to remove it.
“If it had said, ‘Go Angels,’ it would have been the same thing,” Mead explained.
That may be so, but fans are going to think what they want. If a fan is already angry enough with the team to wear a brown paper bag on his head, it would stand to reason that he doesn’t need any excuse to blame another inconvenience on them. Like the situation we saw at the Marlins’ ballpark earlier this season, this is another case of fan’s word vs. ownership’s word.
H/T Hardball Talk
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