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
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
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
I have found myself in Texas for this opening day, but in the wrong city. Battle lines have been drawn between the Rangers and Astros, and here I find myself on the wrong side of Buc-ee’s in “Clutch City” or “Two-ston” as it is affectionately known. The Rangers open with the defending A.L. Champion Indians … More It’s Baseball Time in Texas
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
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.
Welp, 2-6 is rough. Mark 11/12/2016 on the calendar as the first public deviation from my 2012 proclamation that these Dallas Mavericks bought a solid 10 years unapologetic homer-ism with no real expectation for results. I am an eternal optimist, but even I’m having to squint real hard to see this thing’s best case scenario … More Chase for the Seis (win)