Greg Genske has to be smiling right about now.
His plan worked. His evil devious plan worked.
Greg Genske is Tanner Scheppers’s agent. And when it was announced on June 29 that Tanner Scheppers was resuming baseball operations on his way to eventually returning to the mound in a Rangers uniform, and when that announcement was met with all the joy of your older brother giving you a wedgie, he took matters into his own hands.
He stuck pins in the voodoo dolls of Rangers starting pitchers.
And, suddenly, the thought of his client, Tanner Scheppers, returning in a Rangers uniform somehow no longer turns the stomachs of every Rangers fan.
Since June 29, the Rangers starting pitching has been dreadful, going 1-10 in eighteen games. And the only way to explain how Rangers starting pitching went from such an incredible asset to such a crippling weakness overnight, seemingly at the flip of a switch, has to be voodoo.
There is no other logical explanation.
Anytime one thinks, even in passing, even in their weakest moments, Hey, maybe Tanner Scheppers wouldn’t be so horrible right about now, you know we are in trouble.
Truth is, Tanner Scheppers wouldn’t be any worse than the sorry excuses for major league pitching the Rangers are running out there on a near nightly basis.
We are in trouble.
NO GAME TODAY, MERCIFULLY