Missing baseball.

Things I really miss. Adrian Beltre’s infectious joy for baseball. Pudge Rodriguez snap throw to first to nab a runner napping. Michael Young hitting one in the gap at the most opportune moment. Rusty Greer sacrificing his body for an out. Jose Canseco doing something stupid but memorable. Kenny Rogers […]

Rangers biggest comeback.

What an inning. Sixteen years ago, Detroit and Texas played in one of the more incredible games in Rangers history. The Tigers led 7-4 after four innings, most of the runs coming off Rangers starter R.A. Dickey. Doug Brocail was on the hill to open the fifth. Everything went downhill […]

What ifs.

This might just be a pipe dream, but assuming there is baseball this season, there are a lot of questions about the schedule. Of course, nobody know when the games would start or how many they’d play, but on the question, “Do they just start at the point of the […]

Missing sports.

Sure is weird not having sports. Not just baseball, but anything.  When people say there are a lot more important things to worry about right now than sports, I disagree. What better thing to take our minds of what is going on around us? During WW2, when so much industry […]

As good as it gets.

We all could use a little smile these days, and a reminder of the greatness of Adrian Beltre. Here is a video of the Best of Beltre. Enjoy.

Positives in the delay.

An interesting article on MLB.com talks about how the delay can actually help some teams in the AL West. Of course, with the Rangers, there’s Willie Calhoun. He would have missed the first weeks of the season, maybe even a month or two. But now he probably won’t. And any […]

Best bullpens.

When there’s no baseball, there are lists. MLB.com released its top ten bullpens for 2020. The Rangers didn’t make the list. Here’s who did. 1. New York Yankees.2. San Diego Padres.3. Milwaukee Brewers.4. Tampa Bay Rays.5. Minnesota Twins.6. New York Yankees.7. New York Mets.8. Oakland Athletics.9. Houston Astros.10. Los Angeles […]

Michael Young’s top 10.

Jamey Newberg of The Athletic asked Michael Young to name the ten greatest players he ever played against. His list: 10. Roberto Alomar—the guy could do it all. 9. Albert Pujols—best hitter in baseball for a decade. 8. Ichiro—Young had a higher OPS, in fact. 7. Chipper Jones—too bad he […]

Calhoun progressing.

When the fastball from Julio Urias broke his jaw, it also broke Willie Calhoun’s heart. He had gone through so many setbacks, many of his own doing, to earn the opening day starting left field assignment, that in an instant that went away. Now, it seems, it didn’t. Calhoun’s jaw […]

A little relief in trying times.

This shut down, while a nuisance for fans, an inconvenience for players, and a minor scheduling change for owners, is devastating to the average people who work for these major league clubs for a living. Thousands of ballpark employees, through no fault of their own, essentially have lost their jobs […]