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Since everyone is panicking I did a lot of thinking about what JD could do...this seems reasonable. Before moving on if you don't know about the "new" December 21st prediction read here (second paragraph not first) http://www.snopes.com/science/astronomy/blackout.asp
It is a normal Thursday night. Jon Daniels is up late in his office trying to figure out what he can do with the chaos that has become the Rangers off-season. He has a few tricks up his sleeve but isn't sure how to get away with what he plans without giving up pieces he refuses to deal. The clock strikes 12 AM another 50 minutes pass by as Jon has finally made his new plan for the Rangers off-season. As 1 AM hits suddenly all the power in his office turns off, his cell phone has suddenly lost all connection too. Daniels realizes that the prediction of 3 days of darkness has come true and that now is the time to act. The morning comes, but with the morning the sun doesn't. The outside remains a dark, cold and damp place. Not many people would want to be outside during a time of 3 days of darkness, but Jon Daniels doesn't fear petty things like that. All he fears is not being able to bring a title to Arlington. Two days pass and the sun finally peaks over the horizon. Nobody has heard from Daniels since Ryan got off the phone with him at 10PM that Friday. The last thing said was that he had "big plans". The normal Rangers crew, in realizing they have a lot of work to do, head up to RBiA to start turning around this off-season. Thad Levine is the first to show. He arrives at the ballpark noticing 4 shady hooded figures at the gate. As he gets closer he realizes three of them are wearing Texas Ranger's jerseys awkwardly thrown over suits and ties. Levine finally recognizes Daniels who then looks up at Levine with a rye smile and says "welcome back my friend". The other three men standing next to him start to sing a low humm, almost sounding like the theme song to Halo. One by one they un-hood them self's. Only then does Levine realize what happened. Standing next to Daniels in their new Ranger's jerseys are Josh Hamilton, David Price, and Travis D'Arnaud. Daniels then tosses a ninja star in the air, looks off into the distance and mutters "Who will doubt me now?".
Feel free to post your predictions for JD as well.
How about this scenario:
Spring Training is conducted in absolute secrecy. A scant few people are allowed to watch the Rangers' games, and they all have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Then, the week of opening day, Nolan and Jon Daniels hold a press conference in response to all the media asking who the new Rangers players will be. Nolan has a few introductory remarks, then says, "here is the team that will win the 2013 World Series." Then the curtains open, and there stand all the remaining members of last year's team, even Young, who was traded back from Philadelphia for a bucket of baseballs. A few new faces are scattered here and there, but they're all prospects you'll know if you've been following the team. J.D. turns halfway toward the team, gesturing with his arm as Nolan continues. Half channeling a being of supreme power and half Wizard of Oz, he says, "they've been here all along."
The crowd isn't sure what to think, and for a moment, a few crickets can be heard. After an awkward few moments, a slow clap starts to build as the audience realizes the genius, and eventually becomes into a crescendo of full-out pandemonium. Balloons and streamers and confetti fall from the ceiling, drinks are served, and the evening is mirthful. The following day in Houston, Yu Darvish takes the mound and throws a no-hitter, which would have been a perfect game except Lance Berkman holds off a beautiful backdoor 3-2 slider, but the umpire is improperly positioned and calls it a ball. The Rangers win the game, though, and go on to win 117 more en route to a deadly playoff run in which they lose 1 game to the Cardinals in the World Series, which is entirely attributable to a blown call because the umpire is distracted when Tony La Russa pokes his head out of the stands just above the dugout and yells encouragement to Allen Craig at 1B. The Rangers vow the downfall of their arch-nemesis, and in Game 5 Joe Nathan strikes out David Freese with a 95 mph fastball on an 0-2 count to make the final out.
Hey, weirder things have happened.
Kudos to Fajita and Andy, funny stuff.
how about.....Darvish, Harrison, Holland, Ogando, PerezKinsler, Andrus, Beltre, Hamilton, Cruz, Murphy, Moreland, Soto, Olt85-77
Ah, the XBOX etc & Fantasy Baseball devotees are really ingrained in the Rangers reality.
PT:To which post would you be addressing???
"Yu Darvish takes the mound and throws a no-hitter, which would have been a perfect game except Lance Berkman holds off a beautiful backdoor 3-2 slider"
thats scarily almost accurate...
who names their child after a mexican food? are your brother and sister named tamale and burrito?
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