Bats? We don’t need no stinkin’ bats!

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A testament of Rangers teams both old and new have been weak pitching and great hitting. 2007 so far has shown us weak pitching and misplaced bats.

The weak pitching I was used to, and was actually bracing myself for. The misplaced bats on the other hand, I don’t know what’s going on with that.

Michael Young is so far hitting .171, Teixeira slightly higher at .233, Hammerin’ Hank is at .220, the Cat is currently .154, and Corky Sosa, a measly .196. The only person doing great is Ian Kinsler who is .340 with seven homeruns, 15 RBI, and two stolen bases.

I know, I know: nobody was expecting the Sosa of 98, Tex always starts out cold, and The Cat is, well, the cat. However, the way Ron Washington and the local media was hyping this team up, I thought the balls would be flying out of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (R.I.P Ameriquest Field) And why not?

The Rangers have always had smoking bats. Juan Gonzalez, Pudge, Jose Canseco, Ruben Sierra, Alfonso Soriano, A-Fraud, Julio Franco, Raffy Palmerio, Will Clark, Rusty Greer, Dean Palmer, and Kevin Mench, are just some of the names of Rangers big bats of the past.

In conclusion, get your act together Rangers batsmen!

In the meantime, I’ll be sitting in my bunker comparing Brandon McCarthy and John Danks’ stats. Who wants to help?

PS: Congrats Dallas Stars for realizing that you were in the playoffs, and pushing the series with the Nucks to a deciding game 7.

PS2: Go Mavs!

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One comment

  1. Michael

    Hello there,

    My name is Michael and I live in central Texas and I’m new to the World of MLBlogs.

    I am a fan of both the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers.

    I know most Rangers fans that I encounter find that difficult to swallow, but it’s true.

    I really didn’t become a Rangers fan until the tail end of the A-Rod years and have been one ever since.

    The Yankees and the Rangers usually play each other no more than 9 times in a given season so if the Rangers won the rest of the 153 games or so they’d set a record.

    So while my loyalties are divided in the Rangers/Yankees series, they are solidly behind the Rangers in the remaining 153 games.

    And the Yankees and the Rangers actually share a common nemesis in the Angels.

    The Angels always seem to get to both of my teams and so they are public enemy number one in my house…

    LOL.

    Anyway, I also collect Rangers and Yankees baseball cards which leads me to a card shop in Waco named Bankstons.

    I’m also a big Mavs fan and am rooting hard for them in the post season this year to go all the way.

    Anyway, I like your blog and

    I’ve added a link to your page on the blog that I just started here on MLBlogs this past week.

    Check it out if you like, I’ve been very happy with the content of it as well as the small amount of positive feedback it’s gotten.

    It’s a Yankees blog and that may give you the willies…

    But if you would like to see it, here is the URL.

    Hey, if nothing else it has a link to your blog ?

    LOL !

    http://mointhe9th.mlblogs.com

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