That’s right. On June 14, 1999, Bob and Dan were launched into the waters of DFW Radio. Somehow, we have lived to see Birthday #6 for this show, and we are tickled. Thanks those of you that support our product day in and day out. We may annoy you occasionally, but you keep coming back for more. Thanks.
Young dominates Atlanta …
Speaking of All-Star matters, at some point somebody might notice that Young is 6-3 with a 2.78 ERA that is third in the American League behind Kenny Rogers and Roy
"If you go by a pitcher's performance and he's in the top five or 10 in ERA, I see no reason why he shouldn't be considered for the All-Star Game," catcher Rod Barajas said. "If he keeps pitching the way he is, I see no reason why he shouldn't make the team."
Young wasn't ready for such talk.
"You guys are getting way ahead of me," Young said. "I try to go out every time and build on my last start. I've had some games where I didn't pitch as well, but tonight was one of my better games."
From today’s NEWBERG REPORT :
Pitcher A: 6-5, 4.48 in 18 starts; .278 opponents' average; 3.2 walks and
7.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
Pitcher B: 9-5, 3.39 in 20 starts; .257 opponents' average; 2.2 walks and
7.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
Pitcher A was Chris Young as a Frisco RoughRider.
Pitcher B is Chris Young as a Texas Ranger.
I don't know about you, but I'm realizing I've been too absorbed in
following this team to step back and comprehend what a ridiculously amazing
phenomenon this is. The command and composure Young shows may be filthier
than his stuff. And his stuff is pretty good.
Revo on the bullpen …
"We need to get lucky again," Showalter said.
Precisely. That's exactly what happened to the Rangers last season when two big power arms, Francisco and Almanzar, came out of nowhere to bridge the gap between the seventh inning and Francisco Cordero in the ninth.
This time, though, it's going to take more than luck. It's going to take precision timing, good scouting and a willingness in the Rangers' front office to pull the trigger on the right deal.
No waiting for next year. No building for the future, though certainly it's always wise to keep an eye in that direction.
But every indication is that the AL West is there for the taking for a team willing to be both bold and clever.
As recommended by Jamey Newberg today, Here is the feature on Juan Dominguez from Texas Rangers.com …
Poor Junior. It almost isn't fun to cheer against his fans anymore. Although it sure has gotten quiet from the #8 camp. Somewhere, that #15 crew that got blamed for Dale's trouble last year are giggling...
Here is a new (to me) Rangers blog that I have stumbled across: Joe Siegler’s Texas Rangers Site ….looks promising...
Holmgren tried to get Rice to retire …Rice ignored him, and signed in Denver…
Glazer takes over Manchester United …
And now, the reward for reading all the way to the end: Triumph strikes again, this time with Michael Jackson Fans ...
Tonight, Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Braves and Rangers, and other stuff. What do I care most about? Yes, that's right. The Season Finale of the Shield ...Go get em, Vic.