If the Angels have only four days left in their season, this was the day that will haunt them.
Four errors. Seven unearned runs. One critical loss.
As the Angels dressed and hurried to catch a plane Wednesday evening after an 8-7 setback to the Oakland Athletics, they did so with a curious amount of levity.
For one, it was the annual rookie dress-up day. Each rookie had to wear a squirrel costume — and inflate the tail by himself.
More important, the Angels had played about as hideous a game as they could, and still they controlled their postseason destiny, if somewhat uncomfortably.
“A lot of people are packing to go home,” Albert Pujols...