Like that is gonna do any good.
Which reminds me – I have more than a little problem with all the people who claim that “tougher steroid testing” has caused all the hitting slumps.
Because testing for drugs in 05 and then having tougher and more frequent tests in 06 causes batting slumps 4 years later.
Wandy pitched great today – 5 of 6 1,2,3 innings, but unfortunately, he made 1 bad pitch, a hi inside FB to Matt Holiday with 2 on which went 330′ into the second row of the Crawford Boxes, about 6 seats from the foul pole and that was all she wrote.
Pedro Feliz started in place of CJ again and left 2 on in the 3rd, 1 on in the 5th and 2 on in the 7th. And except for a 6 pitch K, did his usual getting out on the first or second pitch.
Not that Berkman, Pence or Clank exactly were Mr. Slugger Persons out there neither.
Good thing there’s a break now because I need it as much as the rest of the team does. Bourn has been slumping lately and I hope that he steals home with the winning run in the ASG.
To change topics briefly, Richard Justice has a bolg post up asking if people would want Nolan Ryan to buy the Astros if the Rangers deal fell through.
Of course everyone sez YESSSSSSSS
but me, I ask, yeah, I know he’s a “franchise icon” but exactly WHAT does that have to do with owning/running a baseball team? Why do people really think there is no difference between owning a minor league franchise and a major league franchise? Why on earth do people think he would be any more hands off than McLane? What exactly is it he is supposed to have done with the Rangers since he got there to make them a winning team? Besides slag Kevin Millwood and Matt Harrison’s arms, I mean?
It sure sounds like the Prince Charming fantasy to me.
And speaking of fantasies, anyone taken a look at how our supposedly great prospects have done this year? It isn’t pretty…
And I think I’m gonna go and look at our minor leaguers