Apathy. 263 comments


He should have quit while he was ahead: Martin Perez retired the first two Angels, including this strikeout of Mike Trout. Then he gave up eight runs in the next 2.1 innings.

 

If the Rangers hit the ground with a thud but there was nobody there to hear it, did they make any noise?

Unfortunately yes. It made the sickening sound of a really bad baseball team.

On Monday night, the Rangers announced attendance was 16,718. According to the Dallas Morning News, that was the lowest turnout since 2010 when 16,240 paid for a July game.

That 16,718 number is not how many people were in the stands, either. Announced attendance is how many tickets were sold, not how many butts were in seats. Apathy sets in and people would rather binge watch Friends.

The announced attendance last night wasn’t much better: 18,697. About 200 were left by the last inning. There is only so much ritual slaughter a person can stand to watch.

They can’t blame Monday on the unseasonably cold weather because most tickets are sold well in advance of weather patterns. Saturday was brutally cold and the announced attendance was 26,229. There were fare fewer than 10,000 there. I know that because there were still hundreds and boxes of Elvis bobble heads available at game time. They were going to give them to the first 15,000 fans in attendance. They had plenty left.

You can blame the chilly reception these fans have given the team on disinterest. And you can blame the disinterest on the team that the front office has put on the field.

Sports Illustrated predicted it to finish in last place. Most people who aren’t professionals and don’t get paid to write about baseball concurred long before.

Fans want hope. Jon Daniels gave them Matt Moore. Fans want to feel their team has direction. Jon Daniels pointed them to Doug Fister and Bartolo Colon and Tim Lincecum, pitchers who are so far past their prime, they might just lap it.

One can debate long and hard about whether some of the big name free agents would make any difference in where Texas finishes this year. But while many decisions don’t show up directly in the won-lost record, they show up in how many people show up.

The Rangers didn’t create any sort of buzz coming into the season. They took a team that was a few clicks from last place, and made it worse.

It has nothing to do with this being or not being a Baseball Town. Make no mistake, this is. Think back to when this team was great. More aptly, it’s a Make-It-Worth-My-Time Baseball Town. The Rangers don’t have the luxury the Cowboys have of sucking for 25 years and fans still automatically showing up. They haven’t earned that.

Because their history hasn’t been too rosy. But in the entire sordid history of the Texas Rangers, they have had just three seasons with a worse start after thirteen games than where they are now. In 1987 they started 2-11. In 1978 and 2002 they started 3-10. They’ve had two other 4-9 starts, in 1973 and 1994.

Maybe one could blame the 4-9 on the manager.

The 16,718 is most definitely on the general manager.

The Rangers didn’t make it worth their fans’ time in the off-season. They aren’t making it worth their time in the first two weeks of the season.

Their fans are simply reminding them of that.

*****
TODAY’S GAME:

Jaime Barria (0-0, -.–) vs. Matt Moore (0-2, 11.05)
Game time: 7:05

How the Angels hit against Moore.
This is Barria’s first ever major league game.

 

  • Rowdy Yates

    Dear Mr. Daniels,

    I live just less than 3 hrs south of the Ballpark at Arlington and will be happy to drive up this afternoon, suit up and start in Matt Moore’s place. If you get busy promoting my start I’m sure lots more fans will come to see an old fart like me throw fat ones up to the plate than a guy you’re paying hundreds of grand to do the same every start. And I’ll do it for gas money, a couple ballpark franks and one of those left over Elvis bobble heads. Yes, the Rangers will still lose by another lopsided score but it won’t be as embarrassing as putting a guy out there again who’s sporting a 11.05 ERA. My ERA is 0.00 and I won’t give up any more runs than him before you call Bani and tell him to yank me.

    Speaking of ‘yank me’ many of us fans are beginning to think it’s time for ownership to ‘yank you’ if you know what I mean. No, not that! I mean you need to resign before you’re fired sparing yourself the embarrassment and the sound of thousands of fans heartfelt cheering for the 1st time since Adrian Beltre’s 3000th hit.

    Sincerely,
    Mr. Rowdy Yates
    6th generation Texan and greatgreat-nephew of a REAL Texas Ranger

    • JacobMcCandles

      Top notch!!!! Well done!!!

    • LoboTX

      Rowdy,
      When you get to the ballpark, tell Mr. Daniels that I’ve still got my catcher’s mitt and mask from high school. It’d be my honor to work out a set of signs between us, and if you keep your pitch count down I should be good for at least two innings.

      • Rowdy Yates

        All I’ve got now is a 44 mph fastball and a 38 mph hanging curve but they’re offset by a really good 28 mph change up. The dramatic MPH difference gets ’em every time. I’m only good for about 1 inning but that works in the Rangers’ rotation. Absolutely be proud to have you as my catcher and the good thing for you is you don’t even need to bring the old catcher’s mitt to catch my pitches as barehanded will be fine.

        • LoboTX

          At my age I bruise real easily, so I’ll keep the mitt on if you don’t mind.
          I forgot to mention, Banny will probably want to put me in the 7, 8 or 9 hole as my eyes aren’t what they used to be, but I’m probably as good a bet at the plate as Cheerios.
          Bonus – I was the best bunter on the team, and my time to first is under 10 seconds, 12 tops.

          • GoRangers23

            Ha!

        • GoRangers23

          Lol

    • WhoKnowscs

      Why got to all that trouble. I’ll just volunteer to be first base ump, And call every Angel out. They can only overturn me like 2-3 times. Then they are out of replay challenges. Not to mention when an Angel argues I can eject them.

      • von_todwin

        Rangers end up going 0-the rest of their away games, while winning all their remaining home games. A statistical anomaly!

        Or, not all home games. Our pitchers serve up enough that some games the other team’s home runs will be enough.

        • WhoKnowscs

          It’ll still be more wins than what they look like they’ll end up with as things stand now.

    • elkaba

      Way to go, Rowdy! I’d definitely pay to see that in person. 🙂

      • GoRangers23

        That makes two of us. 😄

  • Tony Howell

    Looking today at the top 175 prospects checking to see what the Brewers traded for Yelich. #35 (Brinson) #110, #124 plus a spar. Not much. IMO Rangers could have offered #29 (Calhoun) #69 Taveras, #124 Mendez plus Guzman. I would even have put DD in the deal to get a player like Yelich. So why didn’t the rangers work a deal, Yelich comes with a five yr contract can’t cut payroll by picking up long term contracts. One other thought the Twins traded the Rays a low rated prospect for Odorizzi, Profar would have gotten us Odorizzi. Looks like jd said the heck with it let’s just tank.

    • von_todwin

      We’re basically rolling out a batting cage machine for most of our starts, so I think trading the few prospects we do have for a hitter would lead to it taking longer than 5 years to be competitive again.

      • GoRangers23

        I was wondering where you had gone off to. You haven’t been around too much lately…..or maybe I have just missed when you have dropped by?

        • von_todwin

          Hah, I’ve been working on finishing a dissertation. I still stop in most days to read, and throw out a few comments, but during the games themselves I’m often working.

          • GoRangers23

            Well, good luck with your dissertation then! 😄

      • Tony Howell

        We have ONE prospect that might be worth a nickel. If we can trade maybes for YOUNG proven Major League talent do it. Bird in hand worth two in the bush. Odorizzi is a better bet then both Moore or Fister.

        • von_todwin

          Yeah I’m on board for sure when it’s for another pitcher. I just meant giving up prospects for other hitters.

  • GoRangers23

    Good article Midol!

    • dearmidol

      Thanks

  • GoRangers23

    I wonder if Ohtani will play tonight? That will be something interesting to watch. At least we can get a kick out of all those reporters.

    • WhoKnowscs

      He pinch hit last night.

      • GoRangers23

        Yes, I know. I’m trying to find something to be excited about. Won’t it be EXTREMELY exciting if Ohtani plays the entire game? 🙂

        • elkaba

          Not really…

          • GoRangers23

            I was just kidding.

          • elkaba

            🙂

  • JacobMcCandles
  • elkaba

    I think the disaster we’re witnessing traces all the way back to “One Strike Away” in 2011, and this FO has been focused on and overreacting to it ever since. If we’d gotten obliterated as we did in 2010, they’d have picked themselves up, gone back to the drawing board and tried again without missing a beat. But to get that close and come up empty? It left them (and us) convinced we didn’t need to reinvent the wheel just fix one or two flaws. And that has been our downfall.

    Think about each season since 2011. Since then nothing about this team or FO has been anywhere near balanced or normal. One by one the FO that got us to 2011 has disappeared. And everything else JD has done has been in relation to and a reaction to getting that close and blowing it. Every off season he’s focused on fixing one thing that was a problem last season while ignoring the handful of other growing, glaring flaws. As a result, year by year, the holes have grown and been ignored, more aspects of the team have slipped from strength to weakness while ever more money was thrown at just one or two perceived problem areas.

    It’s been an issue we’ve all wrestled with. Why is it every off season JD seems to focus on one area of need while ignoring all others? Why fix needing LH power hitters and ignore a weak rotation? Why go all in on starters with a weak bullpen? Why is defense being ignored? Maybe it’s always been based on a mistaken underlying assumption. Maybe all these years he’s believed this franchise remained “One Tweak Away” from winning it all.

    • dearmidol

      The Collapse of 2012 was just as damaging.

      • elkaba

        Very true, and it also reinforced the notion that we were still SO close to being there.

        • JacobMcCandles

          You know what’s odd…we were the fav in 2010 and a dog in 2011

          Saw the final game in 2010….me and Scare,Loopy,Butch…..Cliff pitched a great game

    • GoRangers23

      He has certainly ruined this team. And he can’t blame it on anyone but himself. You’re totally right about him ignoring all but about one problem every season. This team is in chaos. What we truly need is new leadership. I’m thinking that Nolan Ryan just might know what he’s doing. He made some not so good suggestions about who to hire, but I think that maybe, for the most part, he knows how to build a good team. Look what has happened here since he’s been gone, and what has happened with the Astros since his son has taken charge. I’m sure he looks to his dad for opinions, whether he admits it or not. We will probably never really know one way or another how much Nolan helped, or didn’t help make this team so good in 2011.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Solid elk

      • elkaba

        Gracias.

  • GoRangers23

    I really like the shiny helmets better than those dull, matte helmets that we have. The matte ones always look old, dull and dirty. Those cameras the Japanese photographers are using are HUGE! I get tickled every time they all pop out, so exuberantly. 😅

    • FlappingGums

      I agree about helmets and the funny Japanese photographers!

  • GoRangers23

    Midol, do you at least get a free giveaway item tonight?

    Ooh, I just saw that this is Barria’s first Ever MLB game…..we might just have a chance! 😄

    • dearmidol

      I don’t think there is a giveaway tonight since it’s Dollar Hot Dog night.

      • GoRangers23

        That’s true. I forgot about that.

  • Consternationreigns

    I feel that I let everyone last night,and it doesn’t feel good.Please accept my heartfelt apologies : (

    • JacobMcCandles

      Unacceptable……LOL

  • JacobMcCandles

    Astros down 8-1 in the 4th now 8-6 in the 6th…..this team reminds me of the Butch Cassidy scene….”who are these guys”

  • JacobMcCandles

    Guess I will submit to the horror tonight,,,,most likely go to the game…..wait any longer and I may not want too……sit in the RF Elk seats….No PBJs though Elk…..dollar dogs….prob 3

    • elkaba

      Have fun! Those are the best seats in the house! (Another preference I shared with dear old Scary.)

      • JacobMcCandles

        Yeah it is close to CF exit. He did not leave in the 6th like u….but never saw the 9th

    • FlappingGums

      Have fun at the game, Jake!

  • JacobMcCandles

    ******************TRIVIA**********************

    Who is the active leader in saves?

    • Consternationreigns

      Fernando Rodney…I’m watching the game,so that’s my guess!

      • JacobMcCandles

        Cheater…..Haha. me too

      • JacobMcCandles

        Vlads kid get called up yet?

        • Consternationreigns

          He just started in Double A,but he did drive in 6 runs the other day,so who knows it might be sooner than later.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Oh….thought he was at AAA

  • JacobMcCandles

    Astros just tied the game at 8-8 after being down 8-1

    • WhoKnowscs

      Only to give up a walk off homer with 2 outs in the 9th.

      • Rowdy Yates

        Yeehaw!

  • TD30
    • FlappingGums

      Thank you, TD!😀

  • JacobMcCandles

    Any of y’all heard of Jim Croce? Borrowed a LP from the Scary library…..good stuff..apparently another rocker that died in a plane crash

    • FlappingGums

      I’ve heard of him.

    • dearmidol

      Funny but my daughter’s boyfriend mentioned him Saturday so I put on a few albums.

    • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

      Don’t step on Supermans cape.

      • Rowdy Yates

        His best lyric lines:
        “Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
        With a couple pieces gone”

        • FlappingGums

          Love it! 😂

    • Rowdy Yates

      Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Time in a Bottle, I’ll Have to Say I Love You … great guy.

      • GoRangers23

        Apparently my dad had his album because I remember all of those.

        • Rowdy Yates

          Really liked him and don’t have any of his stuff on my iPod so I need to fix that.

      • GoRangers23

        I also remember him trying to, and actually convincing me that the lyrics said, “baddest man in the whole downtown.” I was shocked when I heard that song as an adult and realized that those weren’t the real words. 😄

        • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

          Darn

    • FlappingGums

      Reading the names of songs from Croce brings back a lot of good memories. I feel like I might break into song at any minute now.😀

      • GoRangers23

        Go for it. Sing loud, sing proud! 😄

    • wetfeet

      Hey I ,am still alive and kicking, I if I remember right Mat Moore is kind to you if I remember Scary said he was his brothers grandson or related some was.

      • GoRangers23

        WEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTT!!! Why have you been gone so long?????? We really missed you!

        • wetfeet

          Had a few health issues, just didn’t feel like posting. Starting to watch the games more and getting more back into the Rangers after watching a few games.

          • FlappingGums

            I hope your health is improving.

          • wetfeet

            The problem with what is wrong with me makes me forget things. I had to struggle to remember how to get back on this site.

          • GoRangers23

            Well, we are VERY glad that you remembered! Maybe you should write down what you did to help you for next time.

          • FlappingGums

            You .did great to get here. It’s not easy..

          • GoRangers23

            Are you better now?

          • wetfeet

            Not really I have a Dr apt tomorrow. Hope the can help me feel better.

          • GoRangers23

            Yes, I do too. I will pray for you. I am home from church myself tonight because I am still sick.

          • Rowdy Yates

            Don’t be a stranger wet. We need someone positive to help us overcome what we’re seeing on the field these days.

          • GoRangers23

            That’s the truth!!

      • GoRangers23

        I really did think you were gone forever. I’m very happy you’re still alive and kicking!

        • wetfeet

          Just not as high as I once did. I have followed Mat Moore for years. He as born in Longview and the paper followed his games even in High School. When I mentioned him once to Scary the told he was his brothers grandson if I remember right.

          • GoRangers23

            That’s pretty neat! I didn’t know he was from Longview.

          • FlappingGums

            Oh – that’s cool!

      • FlappingGums

        Hi Wet! Great to see you!!!!! 😀

      • elkaba

        Hi Wet!

        • wetfeet

          Hi back! I can’t stay on here long. I have some paper work to fill out for the Dr I am seeing tomorrow. I will try to get back on here now I finally remembered how. Talk with everyone later.

          • GoRangers23

            Bye Wet.

          • elkaba

            Later.

          • FlappingGums

            Goodnight Wet! So good to see you here!

  • FlappingGums

    Little by little I’m learning to type on my new Kindle. Please excuse typos! 😊

  • Rowdy Yates

    Since I don’t get the Rangers game tonight I went to youngest grandson’s T-Ball game and just got home. Ended in the usual 40-40 tie after 4 innings. These kids know how to score. But most importantly it’s now 7:15 so the Angels have batted in the top of the 1st. How many runs did they score?

    • TD30

      0….believe it or not

      • FlappingGums

        Rowdy I hope you were sitting down for that news!

        • Rowdy Yates

          Hah … I’ll remember this forever. Matt Moore getting thru the 1st inning without giving up a run. Miracles do happen!

          • elkaba

            Didn’t last long. 2-0 after 2 innings.

          • GoRangers23

            Ssshhhhhhhh. Don’t tell him. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him. 😄

    • WhoKnowscs

      It was a 1-2-3 inning.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Just think . . . if the Rangers could learn to hit as good as they’ve learned to walk, they might win a few games.

    • Rowdy Yates

      1st song I ever learned to play on my Gibson electric was “Walk Don’t Run”. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/47493a9c9ddd55ddeb1591a92aacbe9c87e1731e031fa890b7ac749fdfbc0afb.jpg

      • GoRangers23

        Now that’s a handsome fella! 😄

        • FlappingGums

          I agree!😄

      • FlappingGums

        What a fantastic memory!! Fun!😀

        • Rowdy Yates

          1962 stylin’ with Bass Weejun loafers, white sox, pegged pants and narrow lapels. Still have the guitar. Paid $190 for it brand new from mowing lawns and shoveling snow. Today it’s worth about 40 times what I paid for it.

          • FlappingGums

            WoW! That’s awesome that you bought it yourself!!

  • GoRangers23

    Speaking of Superman……

  • FlappingGums

    1-0, Angels

    • WhoKnowscs

      2-0 Angels.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Was about to ask where Moore went, but apparently he’s on the mound.

  • elkaba

    Here we go again…

  • WhoKnowscs

    Moore Might work as a 7th inning reliever.

  • WhoKnowscs

    It’s time for Bush and Moore to swap places

  • von_todwin

    Two runs in three innings…how sad that this is a vast improvement.

    • dearmidol

      His ERA dropped.

      • von_todwin

        And hey, he keeps this up, he’d eventually have a sub-2.00 WHIP. Big things ahead.

    • Rowdy Yates

      “So you’re sayin’ there’s a chance.”

      • FlappingGums

        Rua just got a HR!

        • von_todwin

          It all turns around, starting now 😀

  • TD30

    Go RUA!!!

  • FlappingGums

    WTG RYAN

  • dearmidol

    Moral victory for Moore. He gave up only one run.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Is it time to get rid of Brocall?

    • elkaba

      I say get rid of everyone and start over. I don’t see any aspect of the team that doesn’t need a fresh start.

      • azrangerfan

        I think you could build around Elvis. Other than that….

        • elkaba

          Oh, I’m keeping Elvis for sure. I was thinking more coaches and FO. But then there’s a big chunk of player personnel I’d like to replace, too. 🙂

          • azrangerfan

            Very few players on this team that could start for any of the top teams in MLB.

          • elkaba

            True. No matter what we do we’re years away from being a top team. That’s why I’d start with a new GM and manager now and tell them to play as many kids as possible to separate wheat from chaff.

          • azrangerfan

            Couldn’t agree more. Just as an example, the best outfielders we’ve got at this time couldn’t beat out Calhoun and he’s the Angels third best.

          • elkaba

            We’re going to have to draft the next “top” team or enough talent to trade for one. We have nothing to trade for anything right now. So the most important thing this season is to figure out what we have coming up over the next few years and what we need to draft. That also makes a top batting and pitching coach key. And so far that’s not a job I’d like to see going to Iapoce and/or Brocail. Both have under impressed BIGLY.

          • isittime

            I would think if they’re going to suck this bad they might as well do a fire sale and start over, similar to astros. Exp with the big salaries. Unfortunately that probably means losing beltre but he’s not going to have a shot a ring with this club anytime soon.

  • dearmidol

    I’m starting to think this team isn’t going to be good.

    • azrangerfan

      IDK? There is still hope.

    • elkaba

      Welcome to the dark side.

      • FlappingGums

        LoL!

  • FlappingGums

    Good catch!! Ya know that Rua fella sure is good at baseball!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Moore could get a win if we scored.

  • WhoKnowscs

    I wonder how Moore would pitch if it was against these Rangers.

    • azrangerfan

      Look like Kofax

    • GoRangers23

      Good question.

  • WhoKnowscs

    It looks like the lesson we learned from screwing up all the bases loaded chances was to barely get on base.

  • WhoKnowscs

    When 3 runs in 5 innings is considered a major improvement, you’ve got problems.

    • dearmidol

      I’m sure Banister will gush.

      • WhoKnowscs

        He probably still thinks fans give a rip what he thinks.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Banny being Banny, Moore finally had a decent inning and Banny removes him.

  • FlappingGums

    Good play, Matt Bush!

  • GoRangers23

    CJ just told how David Price left the game after one inning with a sensation in his left hand. To that, Dave said, “Not a good sensation either. Thanks John.”

    Not a good sensation either???? I believe we all got that to begin with, but thanks for making sure we understood Dave…..YOW!

  • dearmidol

    I think the last better Bush hit was Bautista which led to the punch.

  • elkaba

    Someone needs to tell Maz not to run up to the wall if the ball is going to bounce off of it.

  • WhoKnowscs

    So why did we take out Moore?

    • elkaba

      Good question.

    • dearmidol

      I assume pitch count.

  • azrangerfan

    Ok going to watch Suits for awhile. Go Rangers.

    • GoRangers23

      Later.

  • elkaba

    Being a girl, I can’t help that it occurs to me you can make a pretty good shopping metaphor out of how baseball teams are put together. For example, you could say the Yankees and Dodgers would shop at Neimans for their players. A team like the Angels is more likely to go shopping at Nordstroms. Cubs maybe shop at Macys. Astros and Royals would probably shop at TJ Maxx, while Tampa rarely shops anywhere but Ross or Walmart. I guess that leave us. I’m thinking we shopped at Goodwill maybe? 🙂

    • azrangerfan

      Garage sales?

      • elkaba

        Hahaha! Good one.

    • TD30

      Yep, second hand store for sure.

    • dearmidol

      That’s great.

      • elkaba

        (I’m a little bored with this game. 🙂

        • dearmidol

          I am to and I’m here.

          • elkaba

            Too mediocre. Too predictable. (At least you don’t have to listen to Raymond and CJ.)

          • JacobMcCandles

            It was a nice night at least

        • FlappingGums

          Me too.

          • elkaba

            It’s so frustrating. We wait all winter for baseball to come back. And we get this?
            Huff.

  • WhoKnowscs

    At least no doubt about that being a ball.

  • WhoKnowscs

    If a ball bounces can it still be called a strike?

    • dearmidol

      If the batter swings.

      • WhoKnowscs

        But not if it bounces and still goes through the zone with no swing.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Next Years, Roster,

    1B Guzman
    2B Odor
    SS Profar
    3B Gallo
    LF Rua/Robinson
    CF Deshields
    RF Mazara
    DH Choo
    C – ?

    • dearmidol

      What about Calhoun?

      • WhoKnowscs

        Oh right. Still pretty depressing to look at.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Actually Profar is a free agent.

      • WhoKnowscs

        And Chirinos has a club option for less than 3 mil, he’ll be back.

  • isittime

    Watching the rangers is like watching that movie ground hog day with bill Murray. Just not funny thou.

    • FlappingGums

      Good point!

  • elkaba

    Finally something to cheer about. Profar makes a great play. Hope he’s not hurt.

    • GoRangers23

      It looks like he’s limping a little.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Was very weak at the plate

      • elkaba

        We take what we can get. Blah, blah, blah. 🙂

  • WhoKnowscs

    Rangers are so apathetic they can’t even argue to get ejected.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Maybe they can get Bobby V to come in and show Banny how to do it.

  • GoRangers23

    How can someone have so much trouble with a blister? You would think that someone could do something to keep him from getting those. I mean, with all the new advances in medicine it seems like it wouldnt be so hard. Maybe Super Glue would strengthen the skin there?

  • JacobMcCandles

    Synopsis….
    Maz is a terrible OF…..Breaks wrong
    Moore battled but his stuff is flat
    Babe Ohtani looks good be he is not Ruthian
    Simmons might be the best SS in the game
    AB can still hit….but has no power
    Bush in the middle might’ve found his spot

  • WhoKnowscs

    I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
    Roman Calvary choirs are singing
    Be my mirror, my sword and shield
    My missionaries in a foreign field
    For some reason I can’t explain
    I know Saint Peter won’t call my name
    Never an honest word
    But that was when I ruled the world

    • JacobMcCandles

      No matter how much you change you still have to pay a price for the things you have done

      • WhoKnowscs

        Everytime I see chris Martin Pitching I think of Cold Play.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Of course he’s safe when’s the last time a Ranger ever picked anyone off.

    • TD30

      And then immediately picked off again

      • WhoKnowscs

        figures. Kinsler must of taught him.

  • GoRangers23

    YES!

  • FlappingGums

    ALRIGHT!!

  • GoRangers23

    I feel a little like we just conquered the giant.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Will that spark a comeback that wins the game?

      • GoRangers23

        One can only hope!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Has Profar hit a homer since his first season in the Majors?

  • FlappingGums

    The game is better than last night’s but still bpring.

    • FlappingGums

      boring

      • Rowdy Yates

        I thought bpring was better! 😉

  • WhoKnowscs
  • GoRangers23

    That was just the second hit of the game??

  • Rowdy Yates

    Hmmm just checked MLB TV to see we’re behind 5-1. Getting swept in division and only scoring 5 runs in 3 games is downright pathetic. I thought it would be a tough season but didn’t think the Rangers would be competing against the Ray, Marlins, and Reds for most pathetic MLB team. And those teams made it clear they were clearing the decks and had zero expectations for 2018 while JD and Bani were spouting how ‘competitive’ the Rangers were going to be.

    • WhoKnowscs

      That was before the Mighty Deshields went down.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Beltre will homer.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Sometime this season.

  • FlappingGums

    Is this the 8 th or 9th inning?

    • WhoKnowscs

      89th (8th)

      • FlappingGums

        Thank you!

    • GoRangers23

      Ninth

      • GoRangers23

        Woops! I thought you just asked this. 😄

  • isittime

    Anti clutch hitting

    • WhoKnowscs

      ACH!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Bet the guy coming in gives up the base runners.

    • WhoKnowscs

      And he did.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Banny must get a reward if he uses 5 relievers in one game. Must of tore into him for using the same 3 in every game so he took that to mean he needed to use 5 or 6.

  • FlappingGums

    Sears are nearly empty!

    • FlappingGums

      Seats

      • elkaba

        Sears, too.

    • GoRangers23

      Yep, they all closed at 9:00. 😅

      • FlappingGums

        LoL!

  • WhoKnowscs

    That would be some real magic. The 6 run deficit is greater that all the runs the Rangers have scored in the rest of this series.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Woooooo – A Woooooo- A

  • GoRangers23

    Oh yay. Now we have some wooers

    • WhoKnowscs

      Must be Californian thing.

      • GoRangers23

        Ha, we’re on a roll

    • GoRangers23

      They must be from California.

    • FlappingGums

      All 8 people are doing the wave!

      • GoRangers23

        Lol

  • elkaba

    One thing I hope for at the new ballpark is an end to the canned organ music.

    • FlappingGums

      I like it. It’s special. Not!

      • elkaba

        Real organ or none for me. 🙂

  • GoRangers23

    Seriously? Now we score?

  • FlappingGums

    We’re in a rally with another run!! YayYay!!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Get Plouffe ready.

    • JacobMcCandles

      He was released

      • WhoKnowscs

        well . . . get . . . um . . . ABD? I guess Robinson going to get some 2b time.

  • GoRangers23

    Oh. My. Good. heavens.

  • FlappingGums

    Who’s down?

    • GoRangers23

      Elvis. I could just cry right now

      • FlappingGums

        Me too!

        • GoRangers23

          Are you not able to watch this one?

    • WhoKnowscs

      Elvis.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Who will be Last Ranger Standing?

  • WhoKnowscs

    Elvis Down, Fister Down. Odor Down. Deshields Down.

  • FlappingGums

    Oh dear.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Bases loaded 2 outs.

  • WhoKnowscs

    When a Grand Slam won’t even tie the game you know your in trouble.

  • GoRangers23

    That was his right elbow.

    • GoRangers23

      I was hoping it was his left.

  • FlappingGums

    I’m staying put to hear how Elvis is doing.

  • FlappingGums

    I’m turning off my Kindle. Good night.

    • GoRangers23

      Good night Flap

  • GoRangers23

    That was a 98 mph ball into Elvis’s elbow.

  • WhoKnowscs

    14 games down 148 to go.

  • GoRangers23

    Fracture for Elvis. UNREAL!

  • WhoKnowscs

    You think Ranger Attendance is bad?

    https://twitter.com/RickTarsitano/status/983456535761379331

    Fewer than 1000 actually there.

  • Yudabest

    All I have to say is Angels, you just earned your place to the cellar. You may not of meant it but retribution is coming.