Spoiler Alert: The 36 games the Los Angeles Angels have left in the 2013 season are not meaningless. There is plenty of opportunity to ruin a seemingly expected good time for fellow MLB teams and fanbases.
Think of it as throwing a "Rally Monkey Wrench" into the opposing team's aspirations.
That's right, the season may be historical after all for the Angels...just not as the heroic leader of the AL West. Instead, the Halo's can be the villain.
They get to be a spoiler.
It's the final point of a dismal season, no question. When the trade deadline has passed, the recuperating are told to get ready for next season and the waiver wire is recoiled for another year. The only thing left to do at 55-71 (18.5 games out of first place) is look to play the spoiler.
That's not a terrible role to play, either.
Though it may not be the championship trophy, or even a shot at the playoffs, spoiling an expected outcome is the last drop of interest in a less-than-interesting season. And the Angels have several scenarios ahead of them that still are worth watching.
Keep in mind, though, I'm not taking about a major shift in the 2013 MLB landscape. Think of it more as "baby steps" towards small victories with what is left this season.
Think if it as...fun.
Here are five spoil-worthy scenarios—that aren't necessarily all about spoiling the MLB postseason picture—the Angels and the Halo faithful can enjoy the last month of the 2013 season.
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