Rangers 7, A's 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

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10. Only thing funnier than Oakland trusting Rich Harden is Comedy Central's Tosh.0.

9. Michael Young countdown to 3,000 hits is at 953 ... 952 ... 951. 25 3-hit games most ever by a Ranger in a single season and the guy most of us thought wouldn't be a Ranger this year now has a career-high 104 RBI.

8. Nelson Cruz, the most dangerous No. 8 hitter in the history of baseball batting orders, scored from 3rd on a wild pitch. He and his gigantic-yet-dainty leg muscles make me nervous any time he runs faster than a jog.

7. Despite another 14 hits, pretty sure the "Sitting Duck" hand gesture isn't going to catch on like the "Claw" or "Antlers." It's just that, well, last year was for cutesy stuff. This Fall it's about a championship ring.

6. The A's have a 9-year-old boy on the public address for a couple of innings. Lame. Give me Chuck Morgan. Still, that ol' joint will always have a special place in our Rangers' hearts in the wake of clinching the 2010 AL West title a year ago this upcoming weekend.

5. Adrian "Ohhhhh Shiiiiiiiiit!" Beltre ended this one before it got started with a 3-run homer off Rich Harden in the first. The shot started the A'ss-whipping and gave Beltre eight homers in nine games, best Rangers' stretch since Rafael Palmeiro in '99.

4. I'm not proud to admit this, but I do like those Jack Link's Beff Jerky "Messin' With Sasquatch" commercials. Weird for me, because I don't like much of anything.

3. Is Derek Holland baseball's least impressive 15-game winner? He had good stuff Tuesday night -- made the 7-1 lead feel more like 17-1 -- but the guy also gets a league-best 7.5 runs per game in support. Not sure I totally trust him in a playoff start. You?

2. More people will be at the Moneyball premiere in Frisco this weekend than were in Oakland last night. Don't care what the announced crowd was, there weren't 5,000 people there.

1. Magic number to win AL West = 4. Race with Tigers for 2nd-best record in AL = Even.


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TheTicketBookie
TheTicketBookie

i liked the kid in the booth.thought it pretty cool for the kid. 

i'm taking bets for over/under how long the bevo 9 lasts.follow me @theticketbookie 

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

are you including ESPN as one of the Big12 members? The vig could be high without revenue sharing. I'll take under 2months, with only 8 members.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

about a year, then itll be back to 12, TCU and boise St will be joining shortly

Chuck Morgan
Chuck Morgan

Just to be fair, we have done the Kid PA deal dating as far back as the mid 1980s.   Wish For Wings requests.   Even for the son of a police officer that lost his life in the line of duty and for  a couple of other requests.And for old Davy Crockett, I will try to stay on board, don't mean to go overboard, always try to respect the game.Any questions or if I can help any of you in any way, please let me know at cmorgan texasrangers.comAll of us over at the ballpark appreciate all of your support this year.ThanksChuck

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

Thanks, Chuck. You are one of the best in the business at what you do and Rangers fans are lucky to have you.

Chuck Morgan
Chuck Morgan

Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.  Just enjoy the game and again, all of us really appreciate the support this year.

Storm_71
Storm_71

And please kids don't jar.

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

1. The record with the Tigers may be even, but that doesn't get it done for home field. I mentioned this yesterday....the Tigers won the season series with the Rangers, so they hold the tiebreaker. The Rangers must finish with a better record than the Tigers to have home field in the first round.

3. Derek Holland baseball's least impressive 15 game winner? Completely disagree. Dutch has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since July and he has the best stuff on the staff (out of the starters). I believe he has finally turned the corner and I look forward to seeing him succeed in the playoffs.

Edit: From Gil Lebreton's article on the FWST site... over his last "14 starts, Holland is 9-1 with an ERA of 2.63."

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Baseball Intelligence
Baseball Intelligence

Most of "us" were not thinking Young gone this spring. It was evident that there was no beneficial return value available for the guy after his sub par 2010. JD had zero credible options, simply put, and the Rangers were in much need of Young's right handed bat with Vladdy gone.

Don't worry about who i am
Don't worry about who i am

JSIB is indeed longhorny1 on twitter. He edited his comment on the last thread not once, but twice, to say that its not him. But he is. He likes to pretend he is a media member and loves hash tags.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I didn't say it wasn't me, I said why do you care dummy..now go get your knee pads and prepare to embrace your RAGE.

MoronDog
MoronDog

Who gives a rats ass who he is on Twitter?  Seriously.  I could be the Queen of England.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Your not the Queen of England are you?????????

MoronDog
MoronDog

Please do not make eye contact with me.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Tosh.0? You would've earned some cred if you'd had gone with Archer.

I feel as white-knuckle about Holland this season as I did about CJ starts last season, or CJ saves before that. I wouldn't entirely trust him in the playoffs until the score reads Final and the Rangers have more runs than the other team, but he's earned a start in the ALDS. He's wicked good when he's on.

The A's deserve a better venue than that craphole. The AL West deserves a better venue than that craphole, but the Giants are being asses about the San Jose stajium idea and A's ownership is cheaper than the cost of an ad on The Fail.

And agreed that a Nellie Cruz leg injury always seems impending. The guy pulls muscles more often than Steven Jackson.

RJ Sloppy
RJ Sloppy

Archer? Didn't you really want to say Keeping up with the Kardashians?

How much do ads run on your radio station?

I pulled a muscle fucking your mom last night.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

More people would listen to Scruffy FM than 105.3.

And my mom is not your stuffed bunny that makes you feel safe when the lights are out, sir. You are very confused about what you defiled last night.

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

Ya, the Oakland Coliseum is very low budget, kinda like the old Rangers park. I always enjoyed going to see the A's there. The Giants don't want a new stajium for the A's in San Jose, the Giants would lose some west coast bay'rs revenue. If you want an old building in the Bay Area wiki Cow Palace. That place was old when the NHL Cal. Seals played out of it.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Having been to Al's Palace all of once for an A's/Rangers game, I was surprised at how good the baseball atmosphere was considering the stajium. But, with the place maybe a quarter full, the concourse was jam-packed and worse than LBJ traffic to get through. You couldn't pay me to go to a Raiders game there. A's fans deserve much credit for being dedicated, knowledgeable, and nice. It was probably a decent venue before the Raider-centric Mt. Davis was built blocking the view.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Hey RW what where you saying about the Rangers attendence a couple of weeks ago????? Looks like they are going to shoot that all to hell. I am sure everyone I heard you bitching about the attendence on your weakass radio show huh???? Well at least your 17 listners did.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

10. I can do without Tosh and find the videos online myself.9. I like me some MY.8. His legs are bigger than you are.7. Just this fall? 6. Chuck can sometimes go a bit overboard. Heresy? Maybe, but my opinion.5. Was he cussing again last night? I caught it on radio. Didn't hear anything though.4. I like eating their jerky.3. No.2. Meh.1. Thanks for the reminder.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I dunno what happened, but this article is actually good-very rare air.  R Dub may be taking journalism classes at night?  

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

He actually had to watch the game, because his bosses told him to live tweet it to cover up for some other twitter nonsense.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Borrowing tweets is more like it, but atleast it's a Ranger article.  Get ready for a top ten on McCann's release later this morning.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

yo, I know its not cool to say nice things about whitt, but richie's tweets last night were nice, It meant he actually watched the game this time.  So between grubes' and richie and newberg, my timeline was rather enjoyable last night

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Hey good buddy, where's Rw's sorry ass at tonight in the twitter? He's holed up in Lebares and can't get to his phone. But I'm sure y'all are still OK.

He ain't there brother, only when his beard isn't available...or RJ..

POW!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Rangers rock, I told you homos 3 weeks ago this thing was over, was I wrong?  anyhow, the Dutchstache is rocking, who gives a shit if he get 7.5 runs in support a game, and least he is not giving up 8.  And right now, My roatation would be CJHarryDutch

send Ogando ass to the pen, someone needs to shore up that 7th or 8th inning.the rangers bats sure picked a good time to get hot, let hope this roll goes all the way through the play.  Its fun to watch Boston shitting itself, oh how Id laugh soooooo hard I would shit myself if they missed the playoffs. 

Welp, see ya later

Storm_71
Storm_71

So you sending Lewis to the pen as well? Long relief maybe?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

yeppers, long relief, just in case dutchy decides to blow up in the first inning

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Ceej, Dutch, Cobra, Harry..Ogs to the pen.  OSB will start Lewis in the playoffs, you can take that to the bank..He's been alot better the last few starts, an the OSB always takes care of his veterans.

Kergo 1
Kergo 1

The Sawx are on course for a monumental collapse of the HIGHEST order.  It would be a miracle if they made the playoffs-a miracle.  They have no momentum and that staff-pfffffftttt, abysmal!

Who likes the vast abyssal plain?  

MoronDog
MoronDog

I hate to do this....

I agree with RW here.  I dont trust Holland.  That being said, I dont really trust any of our starters after we get past CJ.  We also didnt trust any of our starters last season after we got past Cliff Lee and the staff stepped up.  We will need a repeat of that.  The good news is the mantrai in the playoffs for Colbra, Holland, and Harrison needs to be "6 innings".  The bullpen is here to get you home after that.

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

#9-good to see Young still producing.#6-The little 9year old was part of a make-a-wish deal.#5-and Raffy was on the juice, congrats to Beltre.#4-and you dont like many things non-douchey#2-your memory is shot, the red shoes attendance just a few years ago was at those levels.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

10. what the wh..9. If there's a guy that doesn't deserve controversy, it's that guy right there. Solid. We'd be calling for Daniels' job if he was doing this for another team.8. right there with you.7. This fall it's about championship ring? 6. That was pretty lame. The other lame thing is people that stand behind home plate talking on the phone and waving to the camera.5. 4. Those commercials make me laugh everytime. Good job Jack Links.3. Well, when you're pitching against the other #3 or #4, methinks your hitters are going to do better than going against a #1. So I totally trust him against another #3. You?2. 1. the goal should be getting ahead of the Tigers. with the way Boston is floundering, drawing them in the ALDS is almost a sure trip to the ALCS.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

What the hell does Holand have to do? Eff man, he's 9-1 since the all star break..has damn near as many shutouts as the great Clee. RW=Sports Tardre

Kergo 1
Kergo 1

Dutchy is slowly becoming my favorite player in baseball(watch out Clee, Jacoby and Strasburg).......he has been awesome to watch as of late. 

Johnson
Johnson

Wow!  Did I just beat all the Richie haters today and post first?  Let me say in advance to all of you - bite me.

Kergo !
Kergo !

We don't bite queens.....the "left handed" blog is two doors down the hall, right next to that heap of trash called City of Ate.  I LOVE stories about food trucks and trendy one named restaurants, that cater to the "Dallas douche bag".  Tollway tribal tat much?  

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

eff you homo, did you enjoy the fisting you took last night, you should be hunting for me but instead you hunt anus

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