Harrison Gomes, an 11-year old Oakland A's fan, lives in the heart of Angels country, so he asked the A's to do him a favor: get a win over the Halos on his birthday.
Unfortunately, the team failed to comply, losing 2-0 on Monday and wasting a 12-strikeout performance by starting pitcher Sonny Gray.
It's nice that Harrison knows one of the greatest joys in all of sports is beating your friends' favorite teams and rubbing it in their faces. The downside is that he's probably catching a lot of trash talk from those same schoolmates today.
- Brendan Maloy