Promising early trend. 187 comments

  The Rangers have beaten Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, and Justin Verlander. No slouches in the bunch. Each one had a lead and lost it. Lost the lead. Lost command. Lost their composure. Lost it. So, the question is this: Is the Rangers patient new approach the reason these top […]

Reality check. 338 comments

  Drew Smyly hadn’t been in a major league game since September 26 of 2016. So, he could be forgiven if it took him a batter to get his sea legs back underneath him. And he could be forgiven if he wasn’t particularly efficient. Seventy-three pitches in three-plus innings. He […]

Instant classic. 121 comments

  Had it been a World Series game, it would go down as one for the ages. An instant classic. People would be talking about it for years to come. But as a third game of the season, not bad at all. Four to nothing, Cubs. Five to four, Rangers. […]

Number one was a good one. 191 comments

  Number one was pretty special. Even if it wasn’t pretty. Down early and often, unable to break through time and again, the Rangers held on, fought back, and scored five runs in their final two tries to stun the Cubs, avoid being winless for the season, and more important, […]

The challenge with prospects. 300 comments

  About fifteen years ago, Edinson Volquez was the V part of the vaunted DVD trio of pitching prospects that were going to transform the Rangers franchise and bring winning baseball for years to come. DVD. John Danks, Edinson Volquez, and Thomas Diamond. They were can’t miss. They were that […]

A well-worn path. 62 comments

  The National Trails System was created by the Department of Interior as a way to honor the heritage of famous walking trails. After watching the first game of the Rangers 2019 season, the DOI is announcing a new official trail. The Chris Woodward Memorial Walking Trail. It begins in […]

All is right in the world again. 144 comments

  One hundred seventy-eight days later, the Rangers are back. Words like hope, anticipation, confidence, optimism, and promise come flooding to mind. Then I stop daydreaming about the Power Ball and re-focus on the upcoming Texas Rangers season. Opposite words spring up. Surprisingly, my blood does not boil. My pulse […]

Leave it alone. 86 comments

The Rangers won their practice game yesterday by virtue of this abomination of—since the game was tied heading into the ninth—starting the inning with a runner at second base. Nothing shouts louder to fans, “Hey we know our sport is dull so we will graciously put you out of your […]

Predictions. 116 comments

  Opening day is tomorrow Thursday. Soon, baseball will be back. The clean slate of a new season. Who will collect the first Rangers hit of the season? Who will hit the first Rangers home run? Who will get off to a red-hot start? Who will start the season ice […]

R&R. 679 comments

Greetings: RangersRounding3rd is on vacation, some 3752 miles away in Iceland. We will return with daily coverage, commentary and insights on the Texas Rangers when we return to the United States on Tuesday, March 26. In the meantime, feel free to keep the conversation going. Have your predictions for this […]