“No One Cares About You…”: Top Sports Personality Stephen A. Smith Makes a Controversial Los Angeles Angels Statement Amidst Their Ongoing Injury Struggles

Published 07/06/2023, 8:02 AM EDT

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Few teams have as uncertain a future as the Los Angeles Angels. The team is in the midst of an injury crisis as some of their star players miss time. Furthermore, their playoff chances are slipping away with recent poor results, making it worse. Amidst this setting, renowned sports personality Stephen A. Smith made a controversial comment about the team.

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The Angels were having a decent season and looked playoff-bound. But over the last few days, their hopes have come crashing down. Smith used some condemning words to describe the Los Angeles-based team as they go through a difficult time.

Stephen A. Smith called the Los Angeles Angels “Irrelevant”

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The Angels’ injury misfortunes continue with Mike Trout out for the next month or two. Furthermore, Anthony Rendon faces more troubles shortly after recovering from his last injury. Amidst the team’s injury struggles, Stephen A. Smith has come out with some controversial comments. He called the team “irrelevant” while saying that no one cares about them. Smith seemed extremely determined as he got across his statement about them. Twitter account Awful Announcing shared a clip of the sports analyst’s comments.

In the video, Smith said, “The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, no one cares about you. No one, I don’t even know, I’ve been in LA quite often, I never hear anybody talking about the Angels. We love driving by the stadium, it looks really nice. No one cares, you’re irrelevant, period!” 

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This was a truly brutal take by the ESPN analyst as the Angels face an uncertain future. There is a cloud of uncertainty not just about the current season, but about Shohei Ohtani’s future as well. Trout’s injury gives them more to worry about as their playoff hopes diminish. Let’s have a look at how fans have reacted to the statement. 

The reactions are divided over the same

Baseball fans’ reactions to Stephen A. Smith’s controversial comment have been mixed. While some supported his statement, others disagreed with it. Notably, without Ohtani, Trout, and Rendon, the Angels may look clueless in the ballparks.

Other fans disagreed and questioned his knowledge of baseball. 

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The Los Angeles Angels are in trouble with their injury issues as their postseason chance seemingly slips away. What do you think of Stephen A. Smith calling them irrelevant?

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Pranay Mukherjee

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Pranay Mukherjee is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. His expertise lies in cheat sheets, post-game analysis, and trade rumors, providing readers with comprehensive coverage of the sport. Pranay is an avid follower of baseball and is a staunch supporter of the Yankees, firmly believing that it is time for the New York team to break their World Series jinx.
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