The Los Angeles Angels are going through something that the baseball gods wouldn't wish on any fan of the MLB. Los Angeles has now lost 14 straight games. Their sudden free-fall resulted in the dismissal of manager Joe Maddon and a crushing blow to their postseason hopes.
At this point, the Angels are willing to do anything to stop the skid. That was evident on Wednesday night, when the team opted for a wacky, but fun idea to get back on track.
Angels Losing Streak
Playing at home against the Boston Red Sox, the Angels decided to change every batter's traditional walk up song to a song from Nickelback. The Canadian rock band, founded in 1995, is often the butt of jokes for music fans and has now turned into a bit of an internet sensation.
MLB insider Jeff Passan described the result of this new Angels strategy to perfection with this tweet.
It appears the "baseball gods" weren't too thrilled with the idea as the Angels bats went completely silent, losing 1-0 and securing just seven hits.
Los Angeles is back in action on Thursday to close out this four-game series against Boston. It's looking like an opportunity to halt the skid. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds show the Angels as -126 home favorites.
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