ItÆs too bad this isnÆt golf, where a weaker player gets a handicap, because the Angels are playing every game with one less player. The clean-up hitter. ItÆs a vacuum, a non-existent, game-sucking, anchor-dropping, win-defying, gut- wrenching, canÆt-stand-to-watch-anymore shadow of a once great player. Vladimir Guerrero has left the building. And unfortunately, heÆs taking the entire Angels team with him. Vladimir will be remembered as a great guy and a great player, one who had some great years for the Angels. Just none in the playoffs. You could feel the anticipation (fear!) every time the line-up turned over in game two of the ALCS. You would count the hitters until Vladdy came up. Please, Bobby, please, Tori, do something first, donÆt let the inning become dependent on Vladdy. B ...
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