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Where I have seen this team before?
They win a few but lose many more.

Their pitching looks solid
but turns suddenly squalid
If the starters are hot
the bullpen gets shot
If the starter is on a teeeter totter
too soon it becomes a laughable slaughter

Where I have seen this team before?
They win a few but lose many more.

A pattern to this club is revealed
when the lineup is examined, slowly unpeeled
There is rarely an inning where an announcer could shout
that an Angel player is on base with no outs
The truth to the structure of the LA of A Nine
Is that there is never a baserunner to hit behind

Where I have seen this team before?
They win a few but lose many more.

At first it appears unlike Mike's winning blueprint
The one with a baserunner breaking into a sprint
The halos of 2010 are stuck too tight
on bases so stiff or on the bench half the night
But this memory's recent, and I'm kinda lazy,
a sad franchise chapter that is not so hazy

Where I have seen this team before?
They win a few but lose many more.

So where did this same team appear on the scene
A stalled Lamborghini without gasoline?
High hopes from fans with bias west coast
left sobbing and shocked with little to toast
This team is an October Oh-Nine repeat
Without a sparkplug on base, it is set for defeat

Where I have seen this team before?
They win a few but lose many more.

Seven months ago our ice cold Figgy meant doom
Today it is the same, as no sprakplug's been groomed
Instead of a dogpile on the mound of Fenway
We have a hit with an out and then a quick double play
If we'd build up a cushion by grabbing free bases
Our Pitchers wouldn't nibble and might look like aces

Where I have seen this team before?
They win a few but lose many more.

The solution is simple, I'm not a stat geek
we just need a leadoff with On Base percentage mystique
Someone to mess with a good pitcher's head
and go first to third when the pitch is dead red
Angel titles aren't won 90 feet at a time
They are fleeced on the basepaths with throws long behind.