Tag Archives: Texas Rangers

It Just Got Wilder

As announced earlier, the Houston Astros, the team that entered the National League along with the New York Mets in 1962, will slide over to the American League right after the club’s fiftieth-anniversary celebration as an N.L. team. Two Wild … Continue reading

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Had em All the Way

Congratulations to future Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa for guiding the St. Louis Cardinals to his personal third world championship and to the eleventh in the Cardinals storied history. La Russa’s success, coming from far back in the … Continue reading

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As Former Governor Ahnuld S. Might Say, “Whudda Game!”

As the World Series takes on more the aspect of Pluto, with the baseball season being the rest (or inhabited part) of the solar system, the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals played one of the all-time great Game 6’s … Continue reading

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Phones in the Dugout, Part 2

Turns out our blogger William Van Ornum was prescient in his recent decoding and deconstruction of bullpen-phone technology. A huge mix-up between baseball genius Tony La Russa and his bullpen coach, due to a supposed telecommunications miscue (in 2011!), helped … Continue reading

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Chris Carpenter: Formidable St. Louis Starter

If the Texas Rangers are to seize the upper hand of this World Series, now deadlocked, they must solve Chris Carpenter. The right-handed ace of the St. Louis Cardinals defeated Doc Halliday 1-0 to get his (Carpenter’s) team where they … Continue reading

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Albert Pujols Cements His Reputation

The number-one slugger of the 21st century added three World Series home runs and six runs batted in (RBI) to his astonishing career stats. Only Babe Ruth (two times) and Mr. October. Reggie Jackson, had ever accomplished the feat before. … Continue reading

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The All-important Game 3

I (Evander) have been watching this World Series at a bit of a distance and disadvantage. For Game 2, I was at the year-end (fiscal year begins November 1) board meeting of the foundation I direct when I am not … Continue reading

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Who Is this Guy?

Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers has hit six home runs in the postseason. Who is this guy? He was drafted by the New York Mets. He had a cup of coffee with the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been in … Continue reading

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Counterintuitive Ball

Both series come down to one-of or-two-of-two. The St. Louis Cardinals win one game, on the road in Milwaukee, and they are in the World Series. The Texas Rangers win one game, at home, and they are in the Series. … Continue reading

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Ron Washington, Interesting Manager of the Texas Rangers

Ron Washington has had an interesting career. He and I (Evander) are less than a year apart. There are few African American managers in the history of Major League Baseball, and their successes, for a variety of factors, are spotty. … Continue reading

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