Rangers-Rays Game Four, the Open Thread
|Photo by Jamey Newberg|
Jamey's at the Trop at this very moment, where it's far from a packed house, and sends these freshly minted observations:
Joe Maddon re Evan Longoria's tough Game 3: "It's not going to be an oil painting every night." (Reporter noted Longo left postgame clubhouse quickly.)Answers forthcoming as we head to the comments for first pitch, coming down in mere minutes.
Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine on with Ben and Skin said the Rangers could get creative in late innings today. Translation: Derek Holland perhaps?
Tremendously sparse crowd 40 minutes before first pitch. Weekday day game + "if necessary" status at 1st + elim game now = bad formula?
Josh Hamilton on Mike Napoli (and Adrian Beltre) replacing Vlad's production: "We're gonna look at who we can get from the Angels next year."
Bizarre. Trop showing Meatballs scene on video board: "It just doesn't matter if we win or we lose! It just doesn't matter!" (Uh, what?)