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On Deck: Battle For AL West Supremacy

by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Apr 28th 2008 12:20PM by Tom Fornelli

On Deck is FanHouse’s look at the day’s most intriguing baseball matchups
Los Angeles Angels (16-10) vs. Oakland Athletics (16-10) - 10:05PM Est.

The fact that the Angels and Athletics are fighting for the top spot in the AL West isn’t exactly a new experience. I mean, they’ve been doing it for just about the entire 21st century but they weren’t supposed to be doing it this season. No, the AL West this season was supposed to be a two-horse race between the Angels and Mariners while the Athletics were supposed to be mired in a rebuilding process and battling with the Rangers for third place.

Yet here we are nearly finished with the first month of the regular season, and Oakland is tied with Los Angeles for the best record in the American League. To make it even more surprising, they’re doing it without Eric Chavez and Rich Harden.

Just what the hell is going on here?
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