We moved to Dallas in 1994. That coincided with the year the Rangers grew up. When they went from being a placeholder in the American League to a franchise that was actually trying to take itself seriously. It was the first time in my life I lived in a town […]
The first time I went to a major league baseball game was in the early 70s. I was twelve or thirteen or fourteen years old. I grew up in Indianapolis. We had a minor league team. The Indianapolis Indians. They were the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, my favorite […]
Maybe there is a dark rain cloud hanging over this franchise. The Washington Senators moved to Texas in 1972. That season was delayed by around ten days by a players’ strike, the work stoppage in baseball history. Some teams lost as many as nine games, some as few as six. But none […]
And now we wait. That’s all we can do. Try to contain this thing. Try to keep it in check so hospitals and health care workers aren’t pushed beyond their limits. Just wait it out. Like a rain delay. A really really long rain delay. There will be baseball again.
Good news on Willie Calhoun. According to T.R. Sullivan, Calhoun underwent jaw surgery yesterday for a non-displaced fracture and “club officials are expressing hope” the injury is not as serious as initially feared. These are the same club officials who expressed hope the Rangers could contend the last few years […]
Some images are hard to watch. Seeing Willie Calhoun lying on the ground for nearly ten minutes after a 95-mile-per-hour fastball broke his jaw was gut wrenching. The game meant nothing. The Rangers won the game. They lost something far more important. Texas probably lost its left fielder for the […]