What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
LAA fans were trashing and booing AJ all night, generally talking trash every time he came to the plate or made a mound visit. The looks on their faces when he hit the homer in the 9th was priceless. That alone was worth the cost of admission. Rangers showed some serious resolve tonight.
Fans will never forget what happened 8 years ago. A.J. just took advantage of a very bad umpire's call. He was alert, the Angel battery was not.(Talking now about the '05 ALCS) I think A.J. enjoys the hatred..feeds off of it. Would have loved to have been there with you tonight. Nothing in sports is quite as sweet as silencing a loud road crowd. Big statement win tonight.
Was very uncomfortable when LA broke out the big bats in the 6th. I was convinced the game was in hand for the Angels when they took the 6-3 lead, but, Ranges resolve came through. I've been critical of the offense, but they're beginning to make me eat my words.
On another note, Holland's demeanor changed when Josh hit him with the comebacker; he lost the K zone and started nibbling. Didn't do his best stuff tonight and I think the lined shot may have been the culprit.
I am still proud of Derek though. How many times last year did we see him lose his command, and then give up a big homer? He didn't let that happen last night. I think that counts for something.
I also was expecting the inning to get completely out of hand when he lost the strike zone. I'm of the opinion that Holland will always have some "brain-burp" moments, but as long has he can learn to minimize them (if not outright negate them), then he is going to be very good for us for a long while. Glad the offense got him off the hook, they owed him one.
Go to all three games Jeff!!! There seems to be plenty of open seats available...
JeffI was saying the same thing to someone else. Holland was dealing until he got hit. It screwed with his head and maybe even his mech's? I'm with Rev I think that was a big change for him not to get completely lit up.
Shawn:I was able to attend all three games. Sat right behind the Rangers' dugout on Tuesday night for 60% of face value ticket price. Attendance was pretty sparse overall. I expected a larger showing from Angels' fans for a big early season series against a division rival. Wednesday's game was fantastic. Was nice to see the boys break out for a big inning. I thought Berkman's HR was going fall; it's almost as though he knew exactly where to place that ball in the smallest portion of the park and still get it out. Yu was dominant. Trout almost fell over on the 62 mph curve that came right after a fastball that clocked around 97 mph according to the in park radar gun. Got tired or seeing Moreland fail to come through with runners on, and Murphy didn't fare any better other than the bases loaded single that drove in a run. The leaping catch Trout made in game 2 was phenomenal. Can't really appreciate such a great defensive play if you don't see it live. All in all, it was a great series and I was happy to see our boys walk away with another series win.
On another note, Angels fans are not happy right now. I listen to talk radio on the local ESPN affiliate each morning, and fans are getting tired of hearing "it's early" and "they'll come around." Their now trying to put a timeframe on when they can officially stop saying "it's early" and potentially accept the fact that maybe their just not a playoff caliber club. Shaky bullpen, questionable starting rotation and $50 million worth of bats in the 4-5 hole that aren't being so productive right now.
I am a foreigner so do not know at all about how much one would have to pay for the seat you occupied at the Angel's ball park. Would you teach me the price? Just curious.
10 million yen
Kidding me? Or you mean 1 million won, which may make sense? Or you are suggesting me check it on my own? Anyway, thank you for your reply.
JD is a faggoty-ass troll.
Pay him no mind, please.
The normal value for the tickets I purchased was $115 US, and I paid about $70 US per ticket. Good value for the money to sit that close to the field. The Rangers players were about 10 feet from me while in the dugout. It was a good experience.
Is it a rule on here that posers must be gay?
Rock on Jeff!!!! Represent the Ranger fans in the West Coast!!!!!
Yes, it must be good value for money or the price you paid for. I totally agree with you on that. Players including Daruvish, Kinsler, Andrus, Beltre, Gentry, Pierzynski, Ron Washington (Ron may be gut-oriented but looks humrous to me. Good grandpa.) or whoever (it is, by the way, in order of my favorite) were just about 10 feet away from you! Such close!! Oh my Buddha (a joke I hope acceptable)!!!
I really wish if I were you then. Trout (this guy is something special I tell you and one of very few non-Rangers for whom I cannot stop rooting. Remind you I am a Rangers fan, though.) vs Daru. I am glad you watched the fights.
Thank you, Jeff, for your fresh ball park narrative.
Btw, do you wanna meet for brunch sometime?
Hiro, if you live in SOCAL, I'm fine with that.
Geeez another one of those[wink wink]
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