The 2014 season for Garrett Richards is over.  This hurts the already paper thinned rotation.  Can the Angels compete with the A’s down the stretch without their ace?  Can the Angels win in the postseason with a depleted rotation?  Can the Angels win a potential one game playoff without a legitimate shut down starter?  Only time will answer these questions.

                Whatever the answers, either way, as a fan of this team, my confidence will never waver.  I will never be confused for a Angels apologist, however, I will never be confused for an Angels skeptic either.  Paraphrasing the critically-acclaimed, nearly Oscar nominated movie National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it’s something to do, but it’ll get you nowhere.”

                So, fear not, Angels fans.  The season is far from over, and our favorite team still holds the best record in all of baseball.  This team will be fine, even without our beloved Garrett Richards. 

               Not working?  Still worried?

               Maybe Sam Smith will do the trick.

 

Stay With Me

 

Guess it’s true, Richards knee is reduced to strands.

Without him, the rotation will be quite bland.

These seasons never seem to go to plan.

But Angels fans don’t leave, will you stand pat?

 

Oh won’t you stayyy with me?

Because we’re all they need

Abandoning hope would be faulty,

So won’t you still believe?

 

The offense is powerful,

And the bullpen is damn near impeccable,

And let us not forget one big giant perk,

Having Mike Trout in centerfield never hurts

 

Oh won’t you stayyy with me?

Because we’re all they need

Abandoning hope would be faulty,

So won’t you still believe?

 

Oh won’t you stayyy with me?

Because we’re all they need

Abandoning hope would be faulty,

So won’t you still believe?

 

Oh won’t you stayyy with me?

Because we’re all they need

Abandoning hope would be faulty,

So won’t you still believe?

 

For song video/audio, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-5XG-DbAA

For original lyrics, visit: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/samsmith/staywithme.html