We are 2.5 games ahead of the Athletics.
After the games of July 30, 2004 the Angels were in 3rd place, 4 games behind Texas. Oakland was 1.5 games behind the Rangers.
After the games of July 30, 2002 the Angels were in 2nd place, a game behind Seattle.
So this is far, far, far from our darkest hour. It is more like when you have a hangnail and not cancer. That it is not inoperable cancer does not make the hangnail hurt any less, but after a swab of peroxide you can get about your business. The day off Monday could be the swab of peroxide. Sure, it might also be the day we go in for the biopsy too, but let's try to keep this optimistic, okay?