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deLighted.

The Rangers got their man. Two days before the start of the Winter Meetings, which haven’t been held since 2019 due to the pandemic and then the lockout, the Texas Rangers showed the baseball world, and Rangers fans, it was tired of being the eighty-pound weakling and having sand kicked […]


Quick 2022 review.

What an interesting season. Aaron Judge proved you could hit 62 home runs in a season without the help of chemistry. The Houston Astros proved they can win a World Series without the help of trash cans. Albert Pujols proved he had one last gasp of glory left in his […]


Game 1 is here.

Finally, after four days of waiting, the World Series is here. Game 1 is tonight in Houston. Here is the schedule: Friday, Oct. 28Game 1, PHI @ HOU, 7:03 p.m., FOX Saturday, Oct. 29Game 2, PHI @ HOU, 7:03 p.m., FOX Monday, Oct. 31Game 3, HOU @ PHI, 7:03 p.m., […]


The beauty of baseball.

If there was ever a reminder of what makes baseball the most perfect sport, it was yesterday. Three of the four playoff games were masterpieces in baseball beauty. The Astros and Mariners locked in a battle pitch for pitch for seventeen scoreless innings. It was 0-0 after nine, and 0-0 […]


Down to eight.

So much for the home team having such a huge advantage in these best-of-three wildcard series where every game is played in the park of the team with the best record. Three of the four visiting teams won. Which just proves the old adage about the playoffs. Just make it […]


Over.

The Rangers won the last one. Actually, the last two. And, with that, it’s over. Thankfully, mercifully over. Another lost year. Another forgettable Rangers season. They won just sixty-eight games. Only eight more than last year.  Rangers fans should have known this year was going to go off the rails […]


A September to forget.

All season long the Rangers celebrated their fiftieth season in Arlington. They talked about tradition. They talked about great players from the past. But mostly they tried to connect the present to the past.  They succeeded with that. But in a way they probably never wanted to.  The Rangers just […]


Mark who?

Who is Mark Mathias and where did he come from? The Oakland Athletics are probably asking that question after last night’s game in which Mathias hit a game-tying two run homer in the bottom of the seventh and a game-winning solo shot in the bottom of the ninth.  Mathias is […]


A head-scratching loss.

For some odd reason, with two out and two on in the bottom of the tenth inning, Tony Beasley chose to intentionally walk Yordan Alvarez to load the bases. At the time, even Rangers’ announcer Dave Raymond said that was an odd thing to do. If you have the head […]