Fail, the stalwart man of Texas.
If pain, suffering and agony are requirements needed to fulfill True Baseball Town status, Dallas-Fort Worth is now eligible to apply. After all, I’m not sure fans of any team have suffered a four-year span like the Rangers have:
—A World Series loss in 2010.
—A crushing World Series loss in 2011.
—An epic final-week collapse in 2012 that cost them the division title.
—A loss to the Orioles in the wild-card game. A game that Joe Saunders started.
—An impending epic September collapse in 2013.
Sorry, Red Sox and Cubs fans, but you have never gone through a four-year stretch like that.
The Texas Rangers suffered another devastating September loss on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, losing 4-0 in 10 innings when Justin Maxwell hit a two-out, walk-off grand slam on a 3-2 pitch from Joakim Soria. Combined with the Indians’ 9-2 win over the Astros the Rangers are now 1.5 games behind Cleveland for the second wild card.
...It was a team with flaws. And a team with flaws can’t win if its manager is making decisions that hurt its chances of winning. The Rangers have seven games remaining. I suspect they’ll be the final seven games Washington manages for the Rangers.
Posted: September 23, 2013 at 04:15 AM | 87 comment(s)
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