Calls for Hatcher's firing misguided

If blame is to be had for the Angels' woes, fingers should point up the food chain

Updated: June 12, 2011, 10:54 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM -- Baseball teams usually talk a lot about patience up until around June. Then, the firing season begins.

Last week, the Oakland A's, who have been both disappointing and -- at times -- divided, fired manager Bob Geren. The day before, both the Florida Marlins and Texas Rangers fired their hitting coaches.

The Los Angeles Angels might be the most disappointing team in baseball. They have relentlessly failed for more than a month at a rather crucial aspect of the game, ...

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