Texas Rangers Newsbeat
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Twenty-two athletes will be featured in the ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, which will hit newsstands on July 11.
The keystone to the issue is the “Bodies We Want” section, where athletes will be featured in tasteful nude poses.
“Insert punch line”
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The little-known eleventh plague of Yahweh was the Plague of Season-Ending Injuries
DETROIT—Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a herniated disk in his neck and miss the rest of the season. Second baseman Jurickson Profar could also miss the rest of the season as the Rangers were hit with another double dose of bad injury news on Thursday.
Fielder, who was examined by Dr. Drew Dossett on Thursday, is seeking a second opinion but has told the Rangers that he wants to get the surgery done now. The recovery time is 3-4 months, there is a high rate of success and the Rangers are hopeful he will be at full strength in Spring Training. But he is likely done for this year.
“We’re looking forward to getting this guy healthy and seeing what he can do,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “But that’s in 2015 and beyond. We’re going to miss this guy.”
Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is “seriously considering” season-ending surgery, according to a report on Thursday from Jeff Wilson of The Star-Telegram.
Fielder would undergo the surgery to correct a herniated disc in his neck. He had a nerve-root injection over the weekend to help alleviate the pain, but as Wilson points out, “the shot doesn’t remove the chunk of disc from the nerve that is pinched and is causing weakness in Fielder’s left arm.” Because of that weakness, he was scratched from the Rangers’ lineup on Tuesday vs. the visiting Mariners.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Despite his historically poor production on both sides of the ball, by Arencibia’s estimation it was the media who ran him out of town.
“I think the media made me out to be a monster — I wasn’t. They changed a lot of things that I said or made up stories. So I thought that that was a big thing that went down. I learned how much media does control things.”
Arencibia did not specify to which reporters or media outlets he was referring. Of the allegations he said were falsely reported, he mentioned only one: that he had complained to team president Paul Beeston about Hayhurst and Zaun, which he said “wasn’t even close to what happened.”
Arencibia himself was actually the source of that report, when he said in an MLB Network radio interview that he spoke to the “team president” about broadcasters “that we employ” and asked, “How do you build a fan base when everything that fans are hearing is negative?”
Though he once again declined to specify about whom or what he was speaking, Arencibia also said he considered taking legal action against some members of the media, whom he vaguely accused of defaming him.
“Of course I was over it at this point of trying to say anything because it made no difference,” he said. “For everything that I did and everything that I try to do in the community and always be a good person first, to see people just turn around and make things up. Obviously you know that there’s bad human beings in this world and I realized we had quite a few of them that I had to deal with.”
Friday, May 02, 2014
An excellent, lengthy profile of one of baseball’s most interesting managers. Tons of interesting anecdotes and insights. RTFA.
Another thing Showalter harps on is that it’s the players’ job to respect their fans. Again, some get it, and some don’t. To the players who don’t get it, the fans’ purpose is simply to worship them and pay their salaries. But Showalter is devoted to the fans, always recalling his years in the minor leagues as a player, coach and manager. Those parks are small, the fans close to the action. They can talk to the players in the on-deck circle, the manager standing in the dugout, the coach at third base. Those fans feel that they’re part of the team, close to the players in a way that major league fans, at a distant remove, never are. When Showalter finally got to the majors, he brought with him his respect for the fans. When the Orioles were playing a meaningless game in Seattle one night, Showalter hounded his players to play hard, because “it’s 12:30 at night back in Baltimore,” he said. “Somebody’s sitting in front of the TV, dying with everything you’re doing. And you better take that seriously.”
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