What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
What I am about to say is the key to a championship for this team.
When the Rangers went to the Series in 2010 I was confident the Rangers would win. I listened to all of the media and Ranger world hype about how "loose" the Rangers were going into the series, about how "fun" they were, about their wonderful freaking "chemistry."
I watched Elvis, MY, Nellie, and Hambone prancing around the field being so FREAKING FUN AND SO FREAKING LOOSE, messing around like over grown school boys, chasing each other around the field in their little playoff run love fest. I remember one media type saying that "I have just never seen a team this loose during the playoffs, and even going into the Series. This team is just having so much fun. I don't think anyone can stop them. The Giants really have their work cut out for them."
Can I say something please?
It occurred to me recently what this teams problem is. Naivete, too much fun, too much loose, too much focus on chemistry, and team blah blah blah.
What wins the World Series is confidence.
Can I ask you something?
If you are going into war who do you want on your side? General Patton or Mr. Happy face?
I get the need to stay loose and I get the need for chemistry. In baseball if you get too serious you lose. I get that, but there is a problem with this team. It gets that too much and doesn't get confidence and mean enough. You need a mean streak and some serious confidence to win in this league. Calm. calculated. mean. confidence. Happy and loose and fun are good, but calm, calculated, mean confidence are better, and MORE ESSENTIAL AND MORE NECESSARY THAN being loose and having fun.
DO YOU HEAR ME RANGER LAND?
Get this through your fun ass freaking chemistry head. Fun doesn't win a Series, chemistry doesn't, loose doesn't. What wins a series is the stealy eyed confidence of a David Frease or a Lance Berkman, the sort of stuff on the inside that makes you really damn sure you are going to get done what needs to get done.
I get this losing streak, it was a bad set of conditions that led to a bad situation for the team.
Maybe if we had more mean, confidence, edge and healthy sports hate and less happy, fun, loose, and chemistry we wouldn't have dropped every one of those games. I think we need a little recalibration in Ranger Land.
A small mistake in the beginning can lead to a very large mistake in the end. Look at last year!
Steer this ship to the mean side lest we end up drowning on the fun side.
I like Berkman and AJP, both guys who have that edge, that confidence, that mean streak. But they need to make sure they don't get sucked into the happy bull shit. They need to lead this team to a ring because they know what it takes.
And the heart and soul of this team?
Adrian Death Stair Beltre. Its time for Adrian to lead his troops to their first victory.
Remember how Dirk wouldn't lift up that League Championship Trophy?
FUCK THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP! Fuck happy! Fuck Loose! Fuck fun!
Just fucking win and then once you are a champion, WHICH WE ARE NOT YET!
Then have fun like you have never had fun before knowing that you are what you have strived for.
Until then you aren't anything better than a Buffalo Bills team that won a lot of damn Conferences, but in the end THEY DIDN"T WIN SHIT.
NOW MEN! Listen to this and hang on every damn word.
Maybe if you had played baseball you would feel differently.
Last year's team was the most confident team yet, and we all saw what a shit show the last month was. Over-confidence breeds apathy. i'll stay with fun and loose... We're one game out of the best record in baseball for gods sake.
It's just a game fella
I think this team will be alot better when Elvis Andrus concentrates more on his at bats and shortstop defense than he does trying to entertain the troops and mess with Beltre.
I actually think he is on to something here. winners play with an edge. They find a way to execute with the game on the line. They beat the crap out of the Tyler Skaggs and Strailys of the baseball world. they need a different approach against these weak ass pitchers that shut them down. they need to work them harder and not just swing at everything they throw up there. They seem to be willing to work the high end pitchers but just swing for the downs against the weak sisters. Magadan was brought in to work on their approach and it still needs big work to make a championship squad.
we also need for wash to actually think about his lineups. He seems to just plug in a player into the slot he is substituting for. Amateurish. making Gentry the 6th batter in any lineup is stupid as is placing murphy in the two slot. Just doesn't add up.
I also think the that the kirkman experiment is over. Find him a new home and bring up a right hander. we have several pitchers in the pen that can't be counted on for important innings. That double header was lost on sunday in seattle, especially after they tied the score againt YU.
you need to get a life.
you need to get off that donkey's dick scumbag
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