Balls of Fury
By now you're likely well aware it's one of the most historic scores in the history of baseball: 30-3, with Your Texas Rangers topping Baltimore in the first game of a two-fer yesterday at Camden Yards. You know this already, but you should check out today's The Baltimore Sun, which gives the game its due with several stories about the walloping. This story's particularly good, thanks to quotes like this one from the Orioles' Kevin Millar: "The one thing you hope is they have blisters from the first game. I've never seen 30. Thank God they don't get two wins for the one game."
And a short while ago, The Dallas Morning News' Rangers beat writer Evan Grant appeared on National Public Radio's Day to Day, during which he told host Alex Chatwick "what it was like to see so many runs scored by a single team in a single game." Cool, I imagine -- because, like, I was actually at the Ballpark in Arlington on April 19, 1996, when the Rangers pounded the Orioles 26-7. And that was cool. Though, as my dad reminded me this morning, it was also "a little boring." And if you want a little more Rangers history, you can read Jamey Newberg's just-posted essay about August 31, 1992: the day Texas traded Ruben Sierra, Bobby Witt and Jeff Russell to Oakland for Jose Canseco. Date, meet infamy. --Robert Wilonsky