The Los Angeles Angels have hit rock bottom.
With their 14th consecutive loss on Wednesday night, the Angels fell to 27-31 on the season.
They remain 9.5 games behind the Houston Astros in the AL West and fell to 3.5 back of their opponents, the Boston Red Sox, in the Wild Card race.
In a desperate attempt to reverse their fortunes, the Angels changed each player’s walk-up song to that of a Nickelback tune.
However, that didn’t work out.
Not even Nickelback could save the Halos from another crushing loss.
Jeff Passan of ESPN had a perfect and hilarious tweet in response to the Angels’ choice to turn to Nickelback.
The Angels turned to Nickelback walk-up songs to end their losing skid. The baseball gods struck back after their ears started bleeding. The streak is now at 14 losses in a row after a 1-0 loss to the Red Sox, with Mike Trout still sidelined and day-to-day with a groin injury.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 9, 2022
Nickelback Vs. The Baseball Gods
It seems that the baseball gods share the popular consensus with most people about Nickelback, and the same can be said for Passan here.
The Halos’ attempts to turn things around last night were futile.
Nickelback was not meant to be their savior.
At this point, if Nickelback couldn’t save them, what can?
Things keep going from bad to worse in Anaheim.
And who’s to say that changing each player’s walk-up song to a Nickelback song didn’t make things even worse?
That’s not terribly complementary towards Nickelback of course.
It isn’t their fault, but it seems as though the baseball gods had something to say about the Angels doing this.
Needless to say, it seems unlikely that the Angels are going to try this again.
Maybe having Shohei Ohtani on the mound will help them.
Then again, nothing else has worked.
They at least deserve an A for effort for going the Nickelback route.
We’ll see what they do with their walk-up songs today, and whether or not it’ll work.