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This may sound a bit superstitious, but I think there is something to it. In sports there just seems to be those seasons where everything comes together for a team; everything seems to go a particular teams way. It's that magical feeling that for some reason, beyond our understanding, this was "meant to be their year."
Last year, seemed like that kind of season for the rangers. It had that magical air to it. The Rangers, of all teams, somehow manage to bring in Cliff Lee. They win on opening day, with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 9th. Josh Hamilton scores a game tying run, from second base, on an infield single. A fan falls from the second deck, and miraculously everyone comes away unharmed. After a drawn out court battle, Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg win control of the team, at the same moment Michael Young hits a grand slam in Seattle. It just seemed like destiny that the Rangers were going to have a special season that year.
This year though, it feels like the exact opposite OF 2010--like it's just "not their year." I hope I'm wrong, and that this is only a small phase, in a long season. So far though, this season has followed Murphy's law pretty closely. Beginning in the spring, with the face of the franchise demanding a trade, and the president of the team resigning. 2 of the 5 pitchers the rangers expected to be in the rotation couldn't make it out of spring training healthy. The team's MVP injures himself on a freak play, in a game where he wasn't even playing in the field, and is gone for 6 weeks. The bullpen is riddled with injuries. The entire line up of opening day outfielders is now on the DL. Tommy Hunter is 1-2 starts away from being back in the majors, and he injures himself again. The rangers break out with 7 runs and a grand slam, after struggling offensively for a few weeks, and the game doesn't count.
It just seems like everything is going wrong for them this year, like every twist of fate is working against them.
I hope that this is a sign that soon luck will have to turn back in their favor, but on the other hand I fear it may end up being one of those seasons that we look back and say "it just wasn't meant to be." I don't mean to overreact because the rangers are still only .5 game back after all that. It is just starting to feel like one of those years though
Forgot to mention the fact that Borbon has to go to the DL right as he finally starts hitting well again.
Anyone else feel like you're watching a windmill when Borbon swings? I don't know how that guy ever makes contact.
What about all the incredibly bad decisions that Ron Washington is making? Don't they count for something??
"I was sittn' in the bathtub, counting my toesWhen the radiator broke, the water all frozeI got stuck in the ice, without my clothesNaked as the eyes of a clown.
I was cryin' ice cubes, hoping I'd croakWhen the sun came through the window, the ice all broke,I stood up and laughed, thought it was a joke.That's the way that the world goes round."
That's the way the world goes round,Your up one day, the next your down,It's a half an inch of water, you think your going to drown.That's the way that the world goes round."
An apropos ditty from my buddy, John Prine. Album- "Bruised Orange"
Chris Davis swings like that too and makes contact far less often than Borbon does, yet Wash keeps letting him bat in situations where the Rangers really can't afford a strike out or pop up.
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