Number 29. 16 comments


Casey Cox.
Steve Foucault.
Roger Moret.
Larry McCall.
Tucker Ashford.
John Butcher.
Matt Williams.
Pete Incaviglia.
Oil Can Boyd.
Steve Fireovid.
Edwin Nuñez.
Doug Dascenzo.
Rusty Greer.
Mike Woods.
Jason Botts.
Julio Borbon.
Adrian Beltre.

Seventeen Texas Rangers have worn the uniform number 29. No other player will ever wear that number again.

Adrian Beltre will be the fourth Ranger to have his number retired. He will join Nolan Ryan, 34; Johnny Oates, 26; and Pudge Rodriguez, 7. In addition, every Major League team has retired number 42 in Jackie Robinson’s honor.

In June, in a ceremony that will most likely be the only reason to pay attention to the Texas Rangers at that time of the season, the club will retire uniform number 29 for Beltre.

While this season is supposed to be about the future of the Rangers, in reality it’s about the past. That’s really all this team has to market at this point.

Since this is the last year of the Ballpark, there will probably be a lot of celebrating the past.

Adrian Beltre deserves every celebration he can get.

  • GoRangers23

    I’m not sure if this is a good thing for us or not. I’d much rather have a pitcher who can control his pitches and totally mystify his opponent instead of having one who can pitch hard. That seems to lead only to TJ surgery.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d897251f3f6723a8fbdfe6b733735d0fb258d469b8508a963903bbde9205a182.jpg

    • GoRangers23
      • GoRangers23

        He has hip issues. He will fit in with our merry band of hobbled pitchers nicely. ☹️

        • JacobMcCandles

          Several teams took a shot which is a good sign…but he doesn’t appear to look like he will turn the corner

    • elkaba

      His is a good story though. Reminds me a little of them discovering Bush, but without the drinking part.

  • GoRangers23
    • elkaba

      Thanks! That was really great. 🙂

  • JacobMcCandles

    Leaving Ft Worth for Chicago on Amtrak tomorrow. Be there Thursday 2PM……It is colder in Chicago than Alaska,Greenland,Siberia and Antartica right now…..and to think I could’ve flown into Tampa and be walking on the beach…and cheaper!!!

    • GoRangers23

      Be careful and have fun! Stay warm!

      • JacobMcCandles

        Thanks Kev/Go

    • dearmidol

      Stay warm.

    • calntom

      Just got back from Tampa last night. Weather was crappy the 5 days I was there, but was not there for fun.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Going on a Cruise, leaving out of there….staying in Yarbor City for two days..looks like a fun little place

        • calntom

          Ybor City. If memory serves me, high crime rate.
          Best deviled crabs on that coast.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Train just cancelled….Amtrak sent me a email and its far less even though they said I was getting a full refund no penalty,,,and the refund had the wrong name on it…..nightmare begins

  • JacobMcCandles

    Saw them putting the train rails on fire to De-ice……Yowza