Last edited by Matt700wlw; 10-13-2010 at 02:55 AM. Reason: error
I agree. I was thinking so anyway, but this tops it.
That was a cool thing for the Rangers to do.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Texas Recipe for success:
Star Player and MVP Candidate with an addiction so strong that even the victory celebration could send him in a downward spiral.
Manager who was caught with Cocaine before the season and whose status was in limbo for a long period.
Power mainstay who was a failed prospect who was banished to AAAA yo-yo status then re-emerged at age 29 as the slugger he was supposed to be years earlier.
A rookie in the closer role when most teams don't dare put that pressure on a kid.
Last year's closer moved to the rotation and becoming the team's best starter all season.
Team declares bankruptcy during the season and is sold to a new ownership group.
Even with Bankruptcy, team acquires high priced TOR Pitcher as the top prize in the deadline trade market.
Just like you'd draw it up I guess.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Good for the Rangers and Josh Hamilton. I am rooting for them against the big-spenders in the ALCS.
Side bar... I do not like celebrating Divisional Series wins with champagne and the like. I find it ridiculous that a team celebrates this sort of thing. Winning your division after a long season? Sure. Winning the Championship Series to advance to the World Series? Sure. Winning the World Series? Of course. Wrapping up the Wild Card? NO! Winning a Divisional Series to advance to the League Champion Series? NO!
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
I love me some ginger ale.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
My heart wants the Rangers to win.
My head wants the Yankees to win, since nothing will ever change with grossly lopsided payrolls in MLB until people get so disgusted with the annual Yankee $200 million+ World Series appearances and wins that they compel MLB to put a real payroll cap and payroll floor into place.
“This one was a perfect one. I don’t know if I can find a better one, better timing. He [Price] really said some great things there. It really encouraged us to go back and do what we do. … I didn’t know he could speak like that.” Brayan Pena 5/21/14
It warms my heart to see Hamilton having the success he is and earning the respect of all around him. He is a stand up guy and I'll always be glad the Reds gave him the second chance he needed.
Who's this?Power mainstay who was a failed prospect who was banished to AAAA yo-yo status then re-emerged at age 29 as the slugger he was supposed to be years earlier.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
Since it's not Diet Ginger Ale, that must have made quite a sticky mess.
This must have been an unsatisfying series for fans of either team who went to the games. The visiting team won each of the 5 games!
I've actually seen a few Rangers fans around here this season. I don't remember any other year in the 8 I've lived here where they've been as visible.