June 3, 2018.   Recently updated !

There’s nothing like a great baseball game. A CLOSE ONE. Now that was a baseball game. Both teams’ aces dealing, going deep. Bullpens coming in to do their job. Tying the game, barely, in the ninth. Winning it in the tenth. The Rangers had gone twenty innings in a row […]

June 2, 2018.

Every time someone tells you baseball is dying out, refer to this article. BASEBALL IS NUMBER ONE. Bradford Doolittle, a writer for ESPN.com, a website and a network that pretty much ignore baseball, wrote an article last week that was quite surprising, for two reasons. One, ESPN, as a partner of […]

June 1, 2015.

As this slogs into June, we are getting used to life with no baseball. This one is about Josh, whose life was beautiful on the field and a tragic train wreck off it. YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP. Two home runs on Friday. Two inning-changing walks on Saturday. So […]

May 31, 2015.

This is when I was asked to leave a Rangers game for making fun of a player’s hair. HIGHLIGHTS FROM YESTERDAY. This one could be about how dominating Chi Chi Gonzalez was in his first major league start, holding the Boston Red Sox to no runs and just one hit […]

May 30, 2019.

Early on last season, this team was winning. It’s much more fun when they win. A SUCCESSFUL ROAD TRIP. Some things we haven’t seen the Rangers do in a while, we saw them do yesterday. Win a series on the road. Not have a losing road trip. Have a comeback victory […]

May 29, 2019.

Remember a year ago when the Rangers had the worst rotation in baseball despite having two of its better pitchers? SAMPSON STRONG AGAIN. The Rangers went into this season with three of the worst pitchers at the bottom of their rotation than they’ve ever had. And, given this team’s pitching […]

May 28, 2017.

When Yu Darvish took the mound for the Rangers, he had the uncanny ability to keep both teams from scoring. The Rangers, for some reason, struggled to score runs for Darvish. ONE LOUSY PITCH. On the very first pitch of the game from a Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, Shin-Soo Choo […]

May 27, 2019.

Baseball, even pitch-count, home-run-or-strikeout, defense-isn’t-important baseball is sorely missed. A MASTERPIECE RUINED. Back in 2012, in a small village in Spain, a woman decided to restore a masterpiece that had been painted in the 1930s but had since deteriorated What she ended up doing was one of the biggest debacles in […]

May 26, 2016.

This one is about watching Mike Sciocia’s facial expressions during a game. WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT SPORTS Two of my favorite moments TV sports watching are: One, the end of nearly every Cowboys game when they cut to the owner’s suite and Jerry Jones has that look of cluelessness on his […]

May 25, 2019.

While it’s hard to recall, apparently a Ranger starter other than Minor and Lynn actually did pitch a good start last year. It was so rare. A LOT OF UNUSUAL. What looked like another Rangers road game turned into anything but that. Drew Smyly gave up three in the second inning […]