- The Los Angeles Angels are on a franchise-record losing streak.
- Wednesday night, all of their batters used Nickelback for their walk-up song.
- Read more news about Major League Baseball here.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Los Angeles Angels, it does.
Fresh off their 13th straight loss – a franchise record – the Angels decided to try something new Wednesday night.
After firing their manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday, and losing their superstar outfielder Mike Trout to a groin injury that same night, Los Angeles made the unusual move of having all of their batters use Nickelback for their walk-up song.
It didn’t work.
They still lost to the Boston Red Sox by a score of 1 to 0.
“I like Nickelback,” new interim manager Phil Nevin said after the game. “The entire game, I got the songs in my head, I can’t stop singing, and the next guy comes up. … I don’t know who it was [who decided to use the Nickelback songs], but it was neat, for a while.”
Angels players didn’t know that they would be walking up to Nickelback songs
“It definitely threw us off guard a little bit,” said starting pitcher Reid Detmers. “That’s just trying to keep us loose, have some fun.”
It also threw baseball fans off, more than a little bit.
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
The Angels are averaging 0.0 R/G when the team walks up to Nickelback. pic.twitter.com/byP6jdrfyV— MLB HaterMuse (@MLBHaterMuse) June 9, 2022
The Jays broke this team so badly. https://t.co/XSdv3UIU92— Piri Piri Pie (@PiriPiriPie) June 9, 2022
Angels fans watching their team lost 14 in a row and having to listen to Nickelback for the past 3 hours pic.twitter.com/7mfodbEiAq— Bustaaa14 (@MatthewBusta) June 9, 2022
Here was the full playlist for the Angels’ batters Wednesday night.
1. Shohei Ohtani – “Photograph”
2. Jo Adell – “Rockstar”
3. Jared Walsh – “How You Remind Me”
4. Matt Duffy – “Someday”
5. Juan Lagares – “If Today Was Your Last Day”
6. Brandon Marsh – “When We Stand Together”
7. Jack Mayfield – “What Are You Waiting For?”
8. Kurt Suzuki – “This Afternoon”
9. Tyler Wade – “Animals”
Here it is, folks: Shohei Ohtani walking up to Nickelback’s “Photograph.” pic.twitter.com/DV1RHeOVUN
— Sarah Wexler (@SarahWexler32) June 9, 2022
The Angels began this losing streak with a record of 27-17, just one game out of the lead in the American League West. They are now 27-31 and sit 9-1/2 games back.
See the thing they haven’t thought of is: if they win and break their losing streak, they have to keep walking up to Nickelback forever https://t.co/7CHMGO16h9— Mariner Muse (@MarinerMuse) June 9, 2022
So the 14th straight loss for the Angels was, in reality, a blessing!