Texas Rangers

Forgettable. 44 comments

  It was a record-setting night. And a record-ending night. Starting with the temperature at game time, all all-time high of 111 degrees. And that was the most enjoyable thing about last night. Austin Bibens-Dirkx broke the Rangers team record for most runs allowed in relief, with eleven. The quintessential […]

Willie. 163 comments

  The Willie Calhoun era has begun. Just like Nomar Mazara two seasons ago, Calhoun was called up earlier than planned due to an injury. Ironically, to Mazara. Calhoun’s arrival was much anticipated. Most wondered why he didn’t start the season with the Rangers, or why it took an injury […]

The long ball. 142 comments

  The day after the All-Star Game, Rangers great Michael Young, commenting on the ten-home-run barrage he had just witnessed, tweeted that it’s pretty obvious something is up with the balls they use during those games. He said the two hardest drives he ever hit in his career come in […]

Stats. 40 comments

I’ve always joked that unearned runs matter only to a player’s parents and his agent. Same holds for most of the new generation stats. There are so many that they will make your head spin. For a hundred years, baseball got along just fine with batting average and on-base percentage […]

A badly needed break. 27 comments

  Carlos Tocci getting tagged out at home by a good ten feet put an end to the Rangers first half misery in appropriate style. It was a fitting end to the game that ended the proverbial first half of the season. The Rangers limp into the All-Star break losing […]

A yawner. 56 comments

A list of fifteen really boring things: 1) From 1977 to 2011, the flag of Libya was simply all green. 2) The dot on the top of the “I” and the “j” is called a tittle. 3) According to the Guiness Book of Records, the most stolen book in public […]

Reeling and dealing. 50 comments

  Interesting what the Rangers did recently. To acquire minor league pitcher Jason Bahr, who they feel has a lot of upside, and relief pitcher Cory Gerrin, the Rangers took on the salary of Austin Jackson. The Giants are in a pennant chase and were looking to unload salary to […]

Swept in Boston. 30 comments

  What we have here is failure to communicate. That famous line from “Cool Hand Luke” was appropriate for the Rangers last night as well. Lack of communication between Delino DeShields in center and Joey Gallo in left on one play, and DeSheids and Odor on another, allowed a couple […]