The Los Angeles Angels have been one of the most fun teams to watch in the early stages of the 2022 season.
The Angels boast a 20-11 record, which is the second-best in the American League behind the New York Yankees.
They also lead the AL West division by a game over the defending AL champion Houston Astros.
For the first time since 2014, the Angels look to be a truly dangerous ballclub.
One MLB analyst points out the true joy and excitement of seeing Trout and Ohtani producing on the same team and the magic of the Angels thus far.
Witnessing Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani going back to back on consecutive swings feels like the stuff you tell your grandkids about when you’re 90.
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) May 10, 2022
This Angels team looks different than it has in years.
They finally have the pitching to back up all the stars in their lineup.
And when Trout and Ohtani hit back-to-back home runs, it’s like the stuff of legends.
In fact, we are witnessing two legends on the same ballclub who are raking at the exact same time and carrying this team through the early stages of the season.
Because of Trout and Ohtani, as well as the depth of the roster, the Angels are proving to be an exciting team to watch and one that can compete with the Astros for AL West supremacy.
It’s been a long time coming for this team, but they now look like a squad that can make a deep run into October and re-capture the magic from their World Series title 20 years ago.
The Angels might just be the team to beat in the AL West as we move towards the midpoint of the season.