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Angels' rallying cry next year: Remember Game No. 161

Angels' rallying cry next year: Remember Game No. 161

This is a wait-'till-next-year column. It is directed at Angels fans who aren't quite sure what to think right now. Confused fans are almost worse than angry fans.

The Angels didn't make the playoffs. In truth, they probably didn't deserve a berth. In the end, they weren't quite good enough.

Last year, they were and got bombed out of the first round. This year, they weren't and battled right up to the last day. Which is worse? Which is more disappointing? Which is more revealing?

Quite frankly, the Angels now have more to build on than had they squeaked into the playoffs and been manhandled again, which seemed likely. It would have been difficult to find a team heading...

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