Saturday, October 29, 2011

What a finish!

Wow, it looks like I nailed it when I said there would be some game six magic. Its being hailed as one of the greatest games ever. We all know what happened. I just can't get over the fact that that the Rangers were within one strike of winning the World Series not ONCE, but TWICE!! During Berkman's at bat, I wasn't wearing my glasses. When Berkman got his hit, I thought he swung and missed. I jumped up and yelled, "Yes!" Then I saw the ball land for a hit. The Cardinals wouldn't roll over and play dead. The game was just so intense. It was pure torture. I really wanted the Rangers to win. After the Freese homer, I got to thinking how it must have been in the Rangers clubhouse. Probably very quiet. What can you say? That loss definitly took the wind out of the Rangers sails. It must have been devestating. How do you shake off a loss like that? We all know what happened in game seven. After the game, Buck and McCarver spoke of how the Rangers are a great team and they will be back most likely for years to come. Easier said then done. The season is a grind. Spring training, a 162 game season, then if your lucky you make the postseason. Then you play the most pressure packed games in about a months time. Its not that easy. The Rangers time was NOW!! After the game, I got to thinking what was going through the minds of the Rangers players. I bet it was a quiet plane ride back to Texas. I wonder how long the guys will think about it before they just forget about it and move on? I wonder how Ron Washington and his staff will take the time to absorb the shock of defeat, forget about it, and plan for 2012? Life goes on.........and so will the Rangers. Thats why I love the game. You win some, you lose some.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Game Six magic

I was looking forward to some baseball yesterday. I thought that the momentum of the moment was gonna benefit the Rangers. But thanks to the rain delay, the Cardinals have a well rested bullpen thus giving Tony La Russa another weapon in his arsenal. The fellas on MLB Network mentioned the Cardinals may use Chris Carpenter on three days rest if needed for game seven. Hopefully the Rangers will come out swinging and win tonight. The Rangers do not want to allow Tony LaRussa and the Cardinals another chance to beat them, because in most cases they will beat you.
Tonights game is a game six. Historically something magical happens in game six of the World Series. Reggie Jackson three homer game in '77. 1986. And of course the greatest game of all time, the Carlton Fisk game in 1975.
Enjoy the game tonight. Go Rangers!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What's Tony La Russa thinking?

The genius manager blames the dugout phones and crowd noise for last nights blunder. I wonder what really happened. He has been a major league manager for thirty-three years now. I'm sure he's managed in louder places over the years, but this is the first time he's had issues with crowd noise interfering with decision making? Why doesn't he just admit he made a bad decision? I respect him for not throwing Derek Lilliquist under the bus. Lilliquist had a difficult time hearing the instructions. I will have to watch the game, but I read La Russa's reactions to the miscommunication was comical. I will write more later, enjoy the day!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Texas wins

Good to see the Rangers win one. I think La Russa over used his bullpen tonight. Something tells me he's gonna wear out his bullpen. But then again, Friday is a travel day, so his pitchers will enjoy one day of rest. Its late and I'm exhausted. Good night!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Im giving blogging another try

Hello everyone. I had a blog on Sports Illustrated blog page and I bored myself with what I wrote.I think I tried too hard. Now I will just say what I want whenever I feel like it. That being said, earlier tonight was Game 1 of the World Series. I figured it would come down to the bullpens. I also figured La Russa would micro manage the game. I predicted Texas will win the Series, but never underestimate a Tony La Russa ballclub. Can't say much because I forgot to Tivo the game. My thoughts coming into tonights game was the Rangers/Cardinals have only played each other once. This was in 2004. I read La Russa analyized the games and woll use the information for the World Series. It doesn't make sense to me, since both teams were very different seven years ago. Another item that caught my interest is Arthur Rhodes will win a ring regardless who wins the series. He was a member of the Rangers before being released in August. Kinda similar to last year when Bengie Molina won a ring while being on the losing Texas Rangers team last year. He was a member of the Giants before Buster Posey took his job.
I would like to see Ron Washington lead the Rangers to a Series win. He should have got the job in Oakland a few years ago. But things happen for a reason right? Its getting late, until next time, good night!