There’s a pulse.

There’s a pulse. It’s barely beating, but it’s beating. The body is breathing. It’s shallow, but there is the presence of oxygen. The Texas Rangers won a game yesterday that they usually lose. Up 3-0. Then tied 3-3. Up 4-3, then immediately tied 4-4. Up 5-4, then immediately tied 5-5. […]

The ugly truth.

There were a lot of gut punches in last night’s loss. The fact that the offense has disappeared, going 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position last night through the first nine innings (and today they face a Cy Young contender). The fact that Jordan Montgomery pitched the game he absolutely […]

Season Three starts today.

The Rangers have played two entirely different seasons so far this season. Season One was the first two months of the season. The Rangers were 35-20, and—other than Tampa Bay, who won their first thirteen games of the season and have now fallen into second place—they were the most dominating […]

Bullpen allows four more runs.

For the Rangers to have a chance in games like last night’s, Bruce Bochy is going to have to let his starters go longer. Once he took out Dane Dunning after five innings and went to his bullpen, he threw up the white flag. The Rangers bullpen has an ERA […]

Nine years.

Nine years. It’s almost hard to believe. Today marks the ninth year I took over Rangers Rounding 3rd: July 4, 2014.  The Rangers played a lot of really bad baseball that year. It was the official start of the Long Decline that actually began the previous year but was disguised […]

A tale of two cities.

The Rangers go to Baltimore for three games. Texas is in first. Baltimore is in second. Wait. Texas first? Baltimore second? Is this some sort of bizarro world, opposite universe dream? Aren’t these two throw-in-the-towel teams? Each team’s last six seasons have been almost mirror images of one another. Shop […]

Leadership matters.

It’s so good to have successful leadership back in the Rangers dugout.  Managers who know how to manage because they’ve done it before. Coaches who know how to coach and have had success doing it. Jon Daniels liked to hire managers who had never managed before. Yes, he had some […]

Not yet.

Remember when you were a kid and the Christmas tree was up and there were presents under the tree with your name on it and it was a few days before Christmas and those wrapped gifts were like they were just mocking you to open them but you couldn’t and […]

Few surprises left.

There aren’t many surprises left in Surprise. There are so few going into any spring training. Rosters are mostly set every year. It’s not like Corey Seager has to come in and turn heads and see if he can make the team. The Rangers had their five-man rotation set beforehand. […]

The beauty of baseball.

If anyone wanted to know why baseball is the best sport on this planet, all they had to do was watch last night’s Mexico versus Japan game. Without sounding, well, weird, it’s one of those games that almost bring tears to your eyes that the game is so beautiful, so […]