A Talented Man

As quietly as he came in, he has left us. But that middle part was pretty damn loud. “Reds send outfielder to Rangers for Volquez, minor leager” I don’t know if the AP would like to re-title this article, but I know I sure as hell would. Something to the tune of: “Rangers acquire best … More A Talented Man

Wonder Boy

Josh Hamilton.   In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series he essentially tore the cover off a baseball to put the Texas Rangers ahead by two in the 10th inning. In Texas, the theme music (leitmotif for you word-nerds) to The Natural plays when a Ranger hits a home run. The game was away, but … More Wonder Boy

Baseball

Yesterday afternoon I mowed my lawn for for the first time this year.  The smell of the fresh cut grass was a sign that spring is actually here. After finishing up the outdoor chores, I was able to enjoy the other sign that spring is here. Baseball. While watching Tanaka serve up taters for New … More Baseball

The Magnificent 7

January 18, 2017. Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez receives 336 Hall of Fame votes in his first year of eligibility, becoming the 19th catcher to enter Cooperstown, and the first to be elected on his first ballot since Johnny Bench in 1989. Pudge was a homegrown Texas Ranger.  He came up through the Texas system, debuted at age … More The Magnificent 7

So Long, Mitch.

He’s leaving the only organization he’s ever known. He spent 7 years, mashing 110 homers, and winning a Gold Glove. What did that get him? A 1 year/$5 Mil deal. It seems modest in comparison to the gigantic contracts being handed out these days. Part of me thinks that he just wanted to be a … More So Long, Mitch.