As a lifelong baseball fan I’ve always heard this phrase, as a Ranger-lifer, I’ve rarely if ever seen it executed.
It was so foreign to me and the rest of the Ranger faithful. Even during the runs of the late 90’s our staff was below average, what got them to the postseason were some pitchers that would go into the mid innings backed by a defense that did not kick many balls…oh yeah, and an offense that massacred those standing 60′ 6″ away.
May rolls around and all we can do is forget about April. Which by all accounts was worse than brutal…I actually can’t come up with a descriptive word to describe April…
Staff ERA is 1.84…really? Goodness.
Batting Average Against is .197….uhhhh, what?
We’ve won the last 5 and are 8-2 for the month correcting our overall record to 18-20 putting us 4 games behind Oakland and Los Angeles Anaheim California whatever…..
Any coincidence? Darn tootin’ there is.
People were calling for Wash’s head on a plater. I was about to become one of them. It’s amazing what some wins will do. I think he’s learning on the job, just as JD has. Have they been perfect? By all means, a big hearty “No.”
But given what Wash had to work with at the beginning of the year was unfair, now they’ve called up some kids who have energized both the team and the fans.
This is what it was supposed to be about….rebuild.
It didn’t look like it when we had Frank the Cat, Marlon Byrd and Ben Broussard out there every day.
Now we can call it rebuilding.
It is fun to watch the kids, but most importantly, it’s fun to watch these kids win.
Next Up: Brandon Boggs…promise.