#AngelsOptimism Twitter Trend Tuesday has come and gone and I must say it was a solid success in my book. Frankly, with all the negativity out there, I was worried nobody would take it seriously, but we did have a handful of people who were ready to jump on the positivity bandwagon. Of course, some had a little fun with the topic, but I think good times were had by all. Check out some of the best tweets by others after the jump,,,no comments
It is time for another Twitter Trend Tuesday! The flu derailed me from pushing last week's trend through, but I'm all doped up on NyQuil today and ready to rumble!!!
This week's topic might be a hard pill for some to swallow, but I think it is something sorely needed. The amount of vitriol and negativity in the Angel fan base is so thick you could cut it with a knife, especially on Twitter. I freely admit that I have been a major contributor to the wave of negative sentiment, but now I want to try and turn the tide. With that in mind, the trending topic I'm going with for this week is: #Angels Optimism
Here are a few sample tweets to get us started:
The Angels still have the best manager in baseball, if anyone can turn this roster into a winner, it is Mike Scioscia #AngelsOptimism
The Angel lineup literally can't be any worse than it was last season, so how could they not be better next year? #AngelsOptimism
Moreno may not be spending much, but that is better than throwing bad money after bad money like the Mets, Mariners or Cubs #AngelsOptimism
I'll be tweeting more throughout the day, so follow me or just do a search on the hashtag to follow along with the fun. I'll post some of the best contributions to the trending topic at the end of the day, so if you have something good, you get to be featured on the blog (which I am sure would be the highlight of your life).
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Halos still looking for leadoff options, a plea to sign Rafael Soriano, Spring Training tickets go on sale Satruday and much more...no comments
As Angel fans know all too well, the big fish in free agency have essentially given the Angels the middle finger this winter, leaving the Halos pathetic offense stuck out in the cold without a single upgrade. As painful as it might be to see the Angels dive back into the free agent waters, they still need to do something to give their lineup a little bit of a spark. Unfortunately, with such slim pickings out there, it isn't obvious who the Halos should be going after. Sounds like a great topic for this week's poll: Who should be the Angels' new top free agent target?
Time to vote!
Like it or not, the Angels seem to have made up their mind and decided that they pretty much aren't going to do anything to improve the pitiful lineup that submarined their 2010 season. Well, that's not totally true. Mike Scioscia and company are going to cross their fingers and wish their little hearts out that the players already on their roster magically improve in 2011. Are they fooling themselves or is there really some hope for a surprising turnaround next year?
The Angels are going to need more than the return of Kendry Morales to breath new life into their lineup.
Daily Links for the LA Angels including the Halos actually offered more for Beltre than first reported, debating whether or not the Angels need to rebuild, Rockies no longer interested in Kazmir and much more...no comments
With the Angel off-season officially spiraling out of control, the Angel big wigs have taken to the newspapers and airwaves with some spin control so bold and brash that it would even make Joseph Goebbels blush.
The Halos need more offensive depth but are sure they can find it from within. So says Herr Scioscia.
Everyone is comfortable with the Angels having each of their major free agent offers come up short. That is what Comrade Reagins would have us believe.
Not overspending is being done strictly for the good of the fans. Baghdad Arte Moreno will tell you that until he is blue in the face.
To all of us fans on the outside, these statements all seem like obvious lies being thrown out there in a desperate attempt to placate an enraged fanbase. They just seem to be selling this bill of good so ardently and frequently that I can't help but wonder if the Angel front office actually believes their own propaganda?
Propaganda! It isn't just for governments anymore!!!