I don't know why, but it seems to me that the Anaheim Angels have been continually underestimated. No one seriously thought they stood a chance of winning the 2002 World Series. The idea that they could possibly win the 2004 AL West title was laughable to many. It currently seems that this same mentality still exists, as I hear comment after comment on sports talk shows dismissing any possibility that the Angels might have a change of winning the AL West title this year. This despite the fact that they've got a .570 (5th highest team in MLB) average, and are 2 games ahead of Oakland in their division. Is it because they're a smallball team, not known for tond of home runs? Is it because, when compared to teams like the A's and Yankees, they're seen as simple underdogs? Is it perhaps because they don't have any players with drug abuse, legal, or wifebeating problems that are so regular in the news? I can't for the life of me figure out what it is.