Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 4/12/13
By Jessica Melendez, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer - There’s no way to sugar coat this: the start of this season has sucked.  I’m a generally optimistic person, but even I’m having a hard time finding the silver linings in this particular black cloud.  Sometimes good things come out of bad starts.  I know you've heard the comparison before, but the 2002 year did start off pretty crappy.  True, the win/loss ratio was a little bit better than it is right now, but it was still bad.  The 2009 season also started out with struggle, albeit for a different and much more important reasons then just losing baseball games.   Both of those seasons saw the Angels recovering from their early struggles and going on to win the West.  And of course the 2002 season ended with the Angels as the champions of baseball. “Yeah, yeah,” you say, “But we are an almost entirely different team than we were in 2009, and most definitely a different team than we were in 2002.” This is true.  It’s also true
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