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Angels' celebration fueled by emotion

There was a wonderful scene Monday night in Anaheim that we all missed here it because it happened after midnight. The Angels clinched the AL West with an 11-0 romp of the Rangers and that was no big deal. Neither was the standard champagne celebration in the clubhouse. Then things became different.

The team emerged back on the field to more cheers from the crowd. Then they headed to center field, to the mural on the fence honoring late pitcher Nick Adenhart. The rookie was killed in an April car accident and a team that has been a power for eight years running likes to think it has a real Angel in its midst on the road to a World Series.

Be sure to click here for some powerful video of the scene from MLB.com. Definitely lump-in-the-throat stuff.

---Mike Harrington

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