July 24, 2024

By Catrina Head | News Editor

Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Angels, San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants are the five Major League Baseball teams in California, and thus the most popular teams among the student body.

In the American League West, the A’s are placed first with 96 wins and 66 losses, while the Angels are third with 78 wins and 84 losses.

Despite an impressive line-up, the Angels were projected to have an unsuccessful season from the beginning.

The roster is stacked with the talents of MVP candidate Mike Trout,  three-time National League MVP Albert Pujols, former American League MVP Josh Hamilton and slugger Mark Trumbo. However,  because of the deficiency of pitching aptitude and numerous injuries, the team is out of the playoffs for the fourth season in a row.

“I, like many other Angel fans, assumed big things (for the season),” said John Davis, sophomore kinesiology major. “With the leadership and talent that stepped onto the field from opening day. Although there was a shot to win it all, but sadly my assumptions were wrong.”

In the National League West the Dodgers are placed first with 92 wins and 70 losses, while the Giants and Padres are third and fourth with 76 wins and 86 losses thus far this season.

The Dodgers continue preparing for the remaining games in the National League Championship Series, which began Oct. 11.

The team has not made an appearance at the playoffs since 2009, so fans are excited about the results from this season.

“After enduring a horrific few years with the previous ownership group, it’s extremely encouraging watching the Dodgers play at such a competitive level,” said Parker Strebel, sophomore accounting major.

Despite the Dodger loss Oct. 15, LA fans are gearing up with excitement to see if the team will make it to the World Series this year.

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