Those Who Might For All of Time Be Remembered

A few days ago I read an article about Barry Bonds’ playing days. Continue reading
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Take Dat Wi’ch Yu!

When I woke up this morning, I started to work through two possible posts for this evening. Continue reading
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At the Intersection of Politics & The Bleacher Seats

By nature, I am not a very political person. Don’t get me wrong, I have beliefs and I am very steadfast in those beliefs. But rarely do I share those beliefs with any but my closest friends.
Politics bore me and, when they do not bore me, they often infuriate me. I hate the games and the posturing and all that. There was a time in my life when I prescribed to a particular party, but now I vote with my heart and my gut. It’s just too hard for me to care most of the time.
All of this is important because right now I feel the need to say something, even if it is almost never the case. Continue reading
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Extension Tension

Rangers Fan Fest was this weekend and a lot of interesting stuff came out of it. Quotes from Joe Nathan, Neftali Feliz, Alexi Ogando, Nolan Ryan, Josh Hamilton, and Ian Kinsler. A lot of interesting stuff that can be dissected in the coming days.
For now, though, let’s address a quote from Josh Hamilton. One that carries a lot of weight and will certainly come into play down the road. Continue reading
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My Bad

A few weeks ago, driving back from Stillwater, Oklahoma, I was listening to local ESPN radio and some guy was on there whose name I never bothered to learn. Continue reading
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Catch Knowledge! (w/ a Poll)

A few days ago, I wrote something about the 2012 off-season, which will see both of the Rangers’ catchers enter free agency if extensions cannot be worked out.
I’ve done a little bit of research and discovered that things may not be so dire as I thought. Continue reading
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One Week Until Forever

In exactly one week, we will know the fate of the Texas Rangers going forward. It may sound dramatic, but it’s true. Continue reading
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Late, But Necessary

Albert Pujols has been an Angel for almost a month and the coup that Anaheim pulled off in signing he and CJ Wilson on the same day was impressive.
These moves may significantly affect the AL West for at least a half-decade, so there will be plenty of time to look back at that day and decide what it actually meant for the baseball landscape going forward.
Today I want to talk about something else entirely. I want to talk about Deidre Pujols, Albert’s wife. Continue reading
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So Long, Old Friend

No real need or drive for a lengthy update tonight. This post will be very matter-of-fact. Continue reading
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Catch Me If You Can

Even though it won’t go live until Monday morning, I feel the need to write about catchers on Sunday night. Continue reading
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