Found November 16, 2011 on Angelswin:
By Jonathan Northrop - Columnist This is the fifth part in a series that looks at the Angels team--where it is today, how it got there, and where it might be going. The four previous parts can be found here, with further parts listed:Part One: Intro and CatcherPart Two: First Base and Designated HitterPart Three: The Middle InfieldPart Four: The Hot CornerPart Five: The OutfieldPart Six: The RotationPart Seven: The BullpenOFFSEASON PRIMER - PART FIVE: THE OUTFIELDOh Those Sweet 90sWhen you think of the “90s,” what pops into your mind? I’m not talking about Ethan Hawke and Nirvana and Starbucks coffee – this is a baseball blog, after all. I’m talking Angels baseball, and for long-time fans of the club the 90s were anything but sweet. It was a very bad decade for the Angels, but also a transitional one. But let’s back up for a moment before I get to the sweet part. For those new to Angels fandom, the first couple decades of the franchise—the 60s and 70s—were the defin...

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