Evolution of baseball. 239 comments


There’s been a lot of talk about how much baseball is changing the last few years.

Defensive shifts. Players swinging for the fences on every swing. A game of strikeouts or home runs. Starters only allowed to go six innings. The front offices calling the shots. Managers being just puppets.

But I ran across an article which talked about the original rules of baseball that I figured might be more fun than talking about how the Rangers are ten games under .500 again, how they have a fundamentally flawed roster, how their pitching is horrible and there is nobody within a million miles in their system ready to step in, how this team has gone from perennial contender to being one of the worst teams in baseball in three of the last five years.

Better to talk about something fun.

In the original rules of baseball, there was no innings limit. The first team to score 21 runs won. This went away because one of the early teams in the league, led by maverick young general manager Jon Daniels in the 1880s, created a pitching staff that was so woeful, his teams routinely gave up 21 runs before the home team got to bat, forcing the host team to refund all monies to angry fans.

Six balls to a walk. Or, what was commonly known as the Martin Perez rule.

Any pitch hitting a batter was simply a ball. Every pitcher was instructed to throw the first five pitches at a batter’s head. By that time, he was so scared to stand in the box, the next three pitches were strikes no matter what.

If a ball was caught after one bounce, fair or foul, it was an out. This wouldn’t affect the modern day Rangers since they are unable to put a ball into play.

Foul balls were not counted as strikes. Elias Sports Bureau, the official statisticians of Major League Baseball ran a model. If this rule was still in effect in 2018, the Rangers would still strike out more than 11 times per game.

There were no sacrifice flies. That would cripple the Rangers because that is how they score more than 80 percent of their runs. Getting a hit with a runner at third is not in the rules, apparently.

And, batters could call for a pitch to be thrown high or low. Unless Matt Moore was on the mound, then it didn’t matter. You can call your pitches all day, he has absolutely no idea where they are going once they leave his hand.

By the early 1900s, the rules were tweaked and they evolved to the game we see today. The home run derby.

Maybe progress isn’t always such a good thing.

*****
TODAY’S GAME:

Mike Minor (3-2, 4.73) vs. Mike Leake (4-3, 5.72)
Game time: 9:10

How the Mariners hit against Minor.
How the Rangers hit against Leake.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Opened my May 31 issue of Forbes magazine and stumbled on a graph showing the value of each MLB team. The Rangers come in at #13 about where I’d expect and at $1.6 billion two spots behind the Astros at $1.65b. The surprise for me was 5 yrs ago the Rangers were ranked 8th in value and the Astros 15th. Of course 5 yrs ago the Houston franchise was a mess.

    For all the news about attendance issues across the both leagues it doesn’t appear that attendance is critical to ‘worth’ as every MLB team’s worth has increased dramatically in the last 5 yrs. And evidently it doesn’t matter whether the franchise is great or sucks. While the Rangers value rank has dropped from 8 to 13, it’s still more than doubled from $674 million to the $1.6 billion. No wonder games are longer. Gotta get in all those money making TV commercials every half inning 18 times a game and minutes long each time. If each break is 3 minutes that’s 54 minutes in game ‘time’ right there.

    • azrangerfan

      Yep it’s not about attendance. It’s all about TV contracts and merchandise sales. A world series never hurts a teams value either.

  • Fletch

    Let’s start with trying to “hit it where they ain’t”, An odd and old concept I know https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4863307ba24752625ae47cf5e5e596efe60e2a20c2139011c3d539012f7de64.jpg

    • Rowdy Yates

      Ahhh, the soon to be famous ‘Joey Gallo Graph’. Interesting we never see all 9 guys on the left side of the field for any right handed batters.

      • elkaba

        You put your right fielder in
        You put your right fielder out
        You put your strike out machine in
        And you shift it all about
        You do the Rangers Shuffle
        Then you turn it all around
        That’s how you play Strike Out

        • dearmidol

          This is great.

          • elkaba

            Your creativity inspired me. 🙂

          • JacobMcCandles

            Any openings at your company Kev…..I believe we have a bonafide jingle writer!! Impossible to read without singing the song…..

            POST OF THE MONTH ELK!!

        • GoRangers23

          Good one Elk! 😄

    • dearmidol

      Exactly.

    • elkaba

      Wow! What a revolutionary idea!

    • dearmidol

      By the way, Fletch, welcome to RR3. Thanks for posting, and feel free to post more. Especially if it’s this great.

      • Fletch

        Thank you

    • GoRangers23

      Welcome Fletch! We’re glad you’re here!

  • elkaba

    OMG, Kevin! That is high-larious. Thanks! I needed that. 🙂

  • GoRangers23

    Good afternoon everyone! Here are the pics from over the weekend. I know, I’m a little behind. 🙂 Refresh. Have a great day! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5e337641a52e20695e476315b5715fad1bdd39c56f283895e4243a09207c9af.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1dfcd16b362ee03527a787b8bef2f28049ad2d2cb9266502da5e4515aa879cc1.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/799912809804151a602e74c30e43febb7212a137f4c567c2e772b643bafcc5af.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7adef2896836a68df8458f3429b0a3cb028a7586b3a5354dd4c6b3233eaf0320.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/37ba551f9694e4134b8cdd55022652eb073fccfdb4d278149905b2f67b7a3f6a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7b649e08a5451132d302184f305d5168063b6cadec48ac82fe905bb72c5c0a85.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf7d27d535cb69f42293b004e491d63265963f5aa6e2166bec54870f52d8332e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a4b7f32a48560143baae6e41358e8ffbd32e5d218cc8ed2024e00de55aae5f8.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc1c247697e6e2f42ad163d7612911818b92afbb918b52ea2f30797b71714a87.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ca524aeff02fe157487501da37286041ac53002b1ae5d48668d8627fdc0ece1.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f3c4c2ab7fd1fd3ffdb2b43ee7c1e48e629c213c5d3ad3b52de854a1800d17af.jpg

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  • GoRangers23

    More pics. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/309c4a5a916efd4dd2007e00b362ed5b944d597fa7354330b3f8f6ea5b96b9f9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d03d8a512924d15eea4b2ea1d9908892754138638c37a1e0a4ece500960f4cd1.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7bba7353453af5eba3b521612f956f18f005f31bc7eefa7728150a1b11239c4.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ffdb30ee26d1b0a29f0f7c756f4410b1ae82b0206bf2e23b276803ce89738aa6.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0e1e1e44dfb45818c2e61ae45e6c12d8c5d731d2a4659563b141e4a5a5086c5d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a68e15c8dce6037d3b73f3135a6ea15b9cfc19a2b8e680d093dada4a60a099e9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/699df1430cdb263873054d230c94f801f17689679ee6d120adf0680fcf17d322.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb40b315c35d517fc17433062fa53aed35f422819470308b62fc19432a3b6512.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82b2f6b13ada44c3de1837cc631b613fc188ee10121613a5b183fdd3a09aaede.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/88001cda6a158fd6fc000e0836e1f4cc5db112593d42876adaf132b26b9324b6.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2dbad03f14fa3af167cea518f5bde8b6bdfe2a876a2f1f506345b956e9a7f23.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/491ae12bd36c37a87e9b4e80ab677dde4f1ba3b26867bfec0c8c5f725dc2d9a2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b8f6cddf0b90642888c7f8630765b9509b159d08838396fe3332dcc7e2dc038d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89c4cc359103728a93037aa895da8dcdd0d485bc19e11b0df486f009e3cd0883.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c1f4ac5c166fdfd1314dbd2739fc5a5b428fcea5e98ccb96248c93d0fec032e.jpg

    • WhoKnowscs

      Translation for that last statement. “We’re still going to use him.”

      • GoRangers23

        I’m hoping that it means that they are looking for a substitute. I just can’t understand why they don’t call up Austin Bibbens-Dirx.

  • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

    Cano..PEDs..80 days

    • GoRangers23

      I just saw that. What a shame!

      • dearmidol

        What an idiot.

    • Rowdy Yates

      Says he didn’t know. Right.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Bigger than the 80 games is no ability to play in October if the Mariners make it.

    • dearmidol

      It was a masking agent. To mask that his OPS was .791.

  • JacobMcCandles

    This team is exhausting all known superlatives and this is coming from a BB genius. Oh, that’s my newest nickname. Way more endearing than the other ones I have received. Feel free to use this one.

    “I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you can see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center”

  • JacobMcCandles

    Darvish back from DL on the mound looking for first win of the year…..agst Atlanta, one of the best stories in MLB this yr….a blue print JD should look at.

    • calntom

      Full 4 year build. This is year 5

      • JacobMcCandles

        Yep….Houston,Atlanta.Philly all took a longer approach…..I think we might be able to take the Cub approach….rebuild but add some Free agents for the mix….

  • JacobMcCandles

    Interesting BB anamoly that means Zippo…Stros, Halos, Ms all have far better road records than home. In fact Stros and Halos have the two best road records in MLB….and as I thought BB GENIUS REMEMBER…..AL West is pretty strong.

  • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

    IKF to 3rd ???????

    • GoRangers23

      It just boggles the mind.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Well, they dfa’d Nunez . . . I guess that means either IKF or Gallo.

  • TD30
    • FlappingGums

      Thanks, TD! 😀

  • JacobMcCandles

    Good news for Darvish…..pitching a good game…..and for him 61 pitches in the 5th which is manageable and always been his achilles……Figured on a good duel….1-1

  • FlappingGums

    I’m recording tonight’s game. Chances are I won’t stay awake for all of it. I can watch the later part of the game tomorrow.

  • JacobMcCandles

    As win tonight they will be .500……thought the AL West would be good this yr

  • JacobMcCandles

    What a surprise…..IR blows two plays in a row in the Cubs game……when IR gets it wrong its twice as bad as the Ump……Please bunk the broken system

  • JacobMcCandles

    Very impressed with what the Halos have been able to do with their team after Morono’s exit. Could possibly have the best defensive team assembled……up the middle past GG winner Kins, best SS in Simmons and Trout in CF…..Maldanado one of the top three catchers in MLB……he is in love with his arm too much, but top notch. They are one big SP and BP pieces away from being a top 5 team

    • dearmidol

      Morono’s exit?

  • Rowdy Yates

    The Gang That Can’t Throw Straight.

    • JacobMcCandles

      >Wild Bunch”

  • dearmidol

    I like Gallo. I really do. I want him to do well. But if he can’t hit the ball to the left side of the field, he is worthless.

  • dearmidol

    Rangers scored their run early this game.

    • WhoKnowscs

      And Odor did his standard worthless AB.

      • dearmidol

        He hit it further than he has in a long time, though. So there’s that.

        • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

          1 foot wonder

          • WhoKnowscs

            Come on now . . . Odor’s at least 5 feet tall.

          • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

            Odor line measured in feet not average

          • WhoKnowscs

            And I’m not sure “wonder” is the right word.

      • Gregor_S

        He is a situational hitter. Whatever the situation calls for, he does the opposite.

        • WhoKnowscs

          At lease Chirinos made it not matter.

    • Fletch

      There is a week’s worth of runs

  • dearmidol

    Yes.

  • dearmidol

    This must be what it’s like to face Matt Moore.

    • Rowdy Yates

      For years I thought Leake was gonna be great for the Reds. And for years I was wrong.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Rangers massive hitting outburst has Leake so upset he’s throwing like he wants to be on the Rangers’ staff.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Choo is due.

  • WhoKnowscs

    This will be a bullpen battle pretty soon.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Now would be a good time to go for broke on a homer.

  • GoRangers23

    The Mariners are having a Minor Leake of runs. 😄

    • dearmidol

      Leakey defense.

  • WhoKnowscs

    I guess they decided they’d rather wait for bases empty to go deep.

  • dearmidol

    Okay, let’s hold them the next eight innings.

    • WhoKnowscs

      So much for that plan.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Minor wants to make sure we remember we’re watching a Texas Rangers game.

  • FlappingGums

    I just turned back in. What’s the score and inning? (I can’t see well.)

    • dearmidol

      Rangers up 3-1, bottom of two.

      • dearmidol

        Sorry, 3-2.

        • FlappingGums

          Thank you!

    • GoRangers23

      I just now got caught up to live. I was behind. 😄

  • GoRangers23

    Well, at least Joey is hitting again. Now he has to get back in the habit of hitting it to the left again. He was doing really well there for a while.

    • dearmidol

      I don’t understand why he got away from that approach.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Not military!! Your left,your left

      • GoRangers23

        I guess the temporary hitting drought messed him up a little.

  • dearmidol

    Arg.

  • dearmidol

    Cruz is a free agent at the end of this season.

    • JacobMcCandles

      As Ruff would say…..he would look good in a Ranger Uni

      • dearmidol

        He would

      • GoRangers23

        I would be afraid that as soon as we got him back, he would break, just like some of the others did.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Willing to take the risk

          • GoRangers23

            I know he is still hitting really well, but he’s also getting older.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yep…..FATHER Time gives no breaks

    • Nolanfan

      Bet jd won’t sign him. Maybe jd will be gone. Sure would be nice to have some right-hand power.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Sign Harper for 300 mill lol

  • dearmidol

    Nice, Minor. Now you really have your work cut out for you.

  • dearmidol

    I’ve never heard of this Seager guy.

    • FlappingGums

      Who?

    • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

      You will in a second

    • JacobMcCandles

      Haha……his good at Night moves

    • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

      Do u hear me now. Just new it was coming. Dang

  • TD30

    So long lead, it was nice knowing you…

    • JacobMcCandles

      Need Baker for 6!!

    • FlappingGums

      It was fun while it lasted.

    • GoRangers23

      That was a major Leake, not a Minor one. 😩. It was a major, Minor problem.

  • JacobMcCandles

    BB is so darn humbling…..had a huge idea on Cleveland they were u 6 to 1 and 8 to 3 and lost……

    • FlappingGums

      Lost to who?

      • JacobMcCandles

        Detroit

        • FlappingGums

          Well I wouldn’t have guessed Tigers would beat Indians!!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Raymond. Talking about how Minor gets better as the game goes on, only to have him have given up 5 runs in 2.0 innings(though he does get 3 more outs after the runs for 3 innings) does not scream “Stronger as the game goes on”

    • JacobMcCandles

      Yeah….and actually Minor usually thrives early

    • Nolanfan

      Ray ray is a blithering idiot

      • JacobMcCandles

        Ray Ray…….nice

        • FlappingGums

          I agree! 😀

  • dearmidol

    Minor struck out the side in the third.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Sadly after giving loading the based and letting them in.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Leake has been plugged =(

    • JacobMcCandles

      U Dutch

  • JacobMcCandles

    Alright I need to see some mayhem……watch We were sodiers for the 10th time

    • dearmidol

      And miss the Rangers ninth-inning comeback?

      • JacobMcCandles

        Will Ck the phone….not holding my breath Scarys second respected Nam movie

        • dearmidol

          Never heard of it.

          • WhoKnowscs

            Had Mel Gibson.

          • JacobMcCandles

            A must read and watch based on Colonol Hal Moore. Scare thought Platoon captured the most detail although had little respect for Oliver Stone told me This movie captured the chaos…and there is a scene with illuminators that moved him dearly

          • dearmidol

            I’ll check it out.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Have the book it’s called we were young once…..although the book is great……movie captures it perfectly

          • Rowdy Yates

            “We Were Soldiers Once, and Young”. As Jake says a good movie and even better book which I think you’d really like. A helluva battle and great bravery by Col Moore’s troopers. I think he just died recently.

        • FlappingGums

          Later!

  • GoRangers23

    Ok Minor, hold them at five.

  • dearmidol

    Hanager is a home run and double away from a cycle.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Have the Rangers caught a single base runner this season?

    • dearmidol

      3.

  • dearmidol

    Here comes Brandon Mann.

  • GoRangers23

    Oy

  • FlappingGums

    We’re kinda beating up on Cruz tonight!

    • GoRangers23

      That looked painful!

  • GoRangers23

    See, just the mere mention of Cruz possibly coming here, and we already tried to break him…..and we might have! 😳

  • GoRangers23

    It’s really cold there. That must be a big difference from playing here, where it was 90 degrees.

  • GoRangers23

    Come on Mann!

  • GoRangers23

    Good job Mann!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Minor just thought Moore needed company and didn’t want the team to toss him aside for fear he’d be next.

    • dearmidol

      They are all in competition with Perez.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Colon has already thrown in the towel.

      • FlappingGums

        That cracked me up!! 😂

  • GoRangers23

    GRRRRR!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Home run coming.

  • GoRangers23

    Can I just get a tiny nap?” 😴

  • GoRangers23

    JOOOOOEEEEEEYYYY!! That one woke me up a little. 😄

  • GoRangers23

    Go Isiah!!

  • GoRangers23

    Rougie!! Good hit!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Who hit that? He’s jersey says Odor but that can’t be right.

    • GoRangers23

      We must be dreaming. 😴

  • WhoKnowscs

    tie game

  • GoRangers23

    And just like that we’re tied! 😄

  • GoRangers23

    Good hit Robinson!

  • FlappingGums

    WooHoo!! The game!!! 😀

    • FlappingGums

      Tied game

  • GoRangers23

    Good base running Robinson!

  • FlappingGums

    Way to go, Robbie!!

  • GoRangers23

    Good walk Delino!

  • FlappingGums

    I’m so sleepy I can barely type. Plus I’m excited about this good game!!

    • GoRangers23

      I’m the exact same right now. I’ve been making myself go to sleep earlier lately instead of staying up so late all the time. It’s made this a lot harder to do.

  • GoRangers23

    I didn’t realize at the time, due to falling asleep, that Joey’s homer was an opposite field homer. That makes it even better! 😄

  • WhoKnowscs

    May as well not really bother for the homer. The ball ain’t flying tonight. Notice the only one we had was a low level line drive that barely eeked out in the corner.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Every fly ball is dying at the track.

  • elkaba

    Looks like we have a chance. Hope I can stay awake…

    • FlappingGums

      Me too. It’s looking iffy right now.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Here play this to keep you awake(it loops for 10 hours so should be long enough) J/K
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Zxo0B7r3g

      • WhoKnowscs

        Don’t turn it up too loud, just enough to keep you awake.

        • GoRangers23

          With that title, I’m afraid to even tap on it. 👀

          • WhoKnowscs

            It’s pretty much instrumental. And from a video game(Command and Conquer Red Alert 2). Is Heavy on the guitar. Actual song is about 3 hours 40 seconds before it starts looping.

    • Rowdy Yates

      Just when I thought I was out …. they pulled me back in!

      • FlappingGums

        Me too! ☺!

      • JacobMcCandles

        Tatallia is a pimp…it was Barzini all the time

  • GoRangers23

    We have three more innings. I may not make it. It would be great to have some excitement in the rest of this game!

    • FlappingGums

      Is it time for jumping jacks? 😀

      • GoRangers23

        Ha! It is. Only I’m too tired to do them. 😁. I have worked all day. I burned a lot of calories!

        • FlappingGums

          That’s wonderful! You’re busy getting healthy & this is super!!

  • GoRangers23

    I drifted off to sleep again, when I got the late alert from Joey’s homerun. 😄

  • GoRangers23

    We didn’t break Nelson! Yay!

  • Rowdy Yates

    Seems like we can almost always depend on Odor to NOT at least put the ball in play when you need it most.

  • GoRangers23

    Good hit Robinson!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Stros can’t buy a hit lately,,,pitching is so superior that when they score just 2 they are 25-5……..Altuve doubled with the bases loaded and turned a a 3-1 down to a 4-3 lead

    • GoRangers23

      I’m surprised that they are playing this late too.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Both west coast games

  • GoRangers23

    Seriously, are there weights on my eyelids? Good hit IKF!

    • JacobMcCandles

      Lay down and listen to the golden tones of Nadel

  • GoRangers23

    I was just RUDELY awakened by ugly drama. Poo!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Figures . . . We finally have a good performance from Barnette and Banny needs to get a new guy.

  • GoRangers23

    Is it too much to ask for us to hold a lead?? Good grief!

  • Rowdy Yates

    ‘The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight’ … or in the case of the Rangers ‘can’t throw straight.’

    • WhoKnowscs

      The Gang that can’t hold a lead

  • GoRangers23

    Ridiculous!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Taking out Barnette isn’t looking like the smartest move.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Well this game is over. Diaz is 14 for 15 in saves

  • GoRangers23

    Thanks for leaving him in until it was too late Banny! We really appreciate it!

    • WhoKnowscs

      Thanks for taking out Barnette.

  • GoRangers23

    Well now I’m tired AND cranky. Let me at em….just let me at him!! I just might be able to shoot fire out of my eyes right now. I’m not sure who I’m mad at, but I’m mad! 😡😡😡….lo

    • WhoKnowscs

      Been listenting Hell March 2?

      • GoRangers23

        No way!! Ha.

        • WhoKnowscs

          It’s not as bad as it’s name suggests.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Every Ranger has reached base tonight except Profar . . . who leads off next inning

  • GoRangers23

    Come on Jake! Let’s get the last out without any runs scoring, please.!

  • GoRangers23

    Oh boy, this is looking ugly.

  • GoRangers23

    Jake did it!!!!! Good getting out of that Jake!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Now Every Ranger has reached base

  • WhoKnowscs

    bunt

    • WhoKnowscs

      oh well.

  • WhoKnowscs
  • WhoKnowscs

    There you go.

  • GoRangers23

    Well, this is an interesting development!

  • GoRangers23

    Did he get thrown out?

    • elkaba

      Gallo yes. Profar no.

      • GoRangers23

        No, I mean the manager.

        • elkaba

          Yes.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Servais got ejected

      • JacobMcCandles

        ??

    • WhoKnowscs

      Yes, it’s what he wanted to

  • WhoKnowscs
  • JacobMcCandles

    Kevin nailed it…..9th inning comeback!!!! Time for some java….or another brew

  • JacobMcCandles

    Although he is not in……Kela is 100% on all save opportunities

  • WhoKnowscs

    We need a k here . . . please.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Prefer a W

      • WhoKnowscs

        That can’t come until next inning. unless you want it to go to the M’s

        • JacobMcCandles

          Its a joke

  • GoRangers23

    One more out Claudio!

  • JacobMcCandles

    ROOOOGIE

    NOW HE HITS A HR

  • WhoKnowscs

    Rangers have won every game they’ve managed to take to extras

    • GoRangers23

      I hope it continues!

  • GoRangers23

    Come on Guzman! Hit it good!

  • GoRangers23

    I’m not sure why, but a lot of the posts aren’t showing up for me until I refresh the screen.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Goeddel, now is no time to find the strike zone.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Choo is over due for a homer

    • WhoKnowscs

      But single would work

  • GoRangers23

    Wow. That stinks!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Well, can we hold them one more inning?

    • GoRangers23

      I hope so, but I may not be here to see it if it lasts too much longer.

  • GoRangers23

    Now we don’t have Robinson behind the plate.

  • GoRangers23

    It is too late at night for all this drama.

  • WhoKnowscs
  • GoRangers23

    Can we handle Haniger?

    • GoRangers23

      Yes! Yes, we can!

  • GoRangers23

    YES!!

  • GoRangers23

    Aw, we came so close to getting a run that inning. Isiah had a long at bat, but it ended up being for nothing.

  • GoRangers23

    Claudio again? Wow.

  • GoRangers23

    That was a lot of playing for nothing. That’s a shame. We should have had this one.

  • GoRangers23

    They have to play again in thirteen hours. That’s tough!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Commend the Rounders who braved it all….I gave up early