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1st April 2014

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Best/weirdest fan club ever.

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27th March 2014

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So, here are the new food items you can enjoy this season at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington while cheering on what few Texas Rangers aren’t injured at the time.

And, I guess because we have a Japanese pitcher and a South Korean right fielder, some Asian items were added to the menu. Thank God that they are badass, amazing additions. Frozen beer and a $26 asian beef hot dog sandwich thing called the Choomongous. Yes, I will eat it all in one sitting, just as Shannon and I did for the Boomstick when it was first debuted.

Also, bacon on a stick. Because fuck you, we’re from Texas, I guess. That’s why.

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17th March 2014

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Ron Washington is using an Irish front office intern as a good luck charm for today’s game against the Royals.

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20th February 2014

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Can he pitch?

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11th December 2013

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Finally, after 35 years of being the radio by play by play man with the Texas Rangers organization, Eric Nadel is being honored with the Ford C Frick award for excellence in baseball broadcasting at the baseball hall of fame.

A couple of years ago, I was sitting at the bar of my favorite chicken wing establishment, having a beer or three, when Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News and Eric Nadel sat at the bar next to me. I made small talk with them both and I have to say that hearing Eric order wings and a beer in the same full voice that I’ve listened to on the radio all these years was enchanting. It was the exact same as hearing his excitement narrating a double play, only with lemon pepper wings and a bud light.

There is no way I can separate my love of baseball with listening to Eric Nadel. He will always remain one of my favorite things about the Rangers baseball franchise.

The above video is the play by play call of the final AB of the 2010 ALCS where Neftali Felix struck out A-Rod looking to send the Rangers to their first World Series ever. It still gives me chills. The next morning, I got my Rangers tattoo.

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3rd December 2013

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Welcome to Texas, Michael Choice! Sorry if some of our fans can be racist as hell sometimes!

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21st November 2013

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21st November 2013

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Last night, the Texas Rangers traded Second Baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for First Baseman/Designated Hitter Prince Fielder. Ian was the only Jewish member of the Rangers and he always held a special place in my heart for that. It’s going to be very weird in Texas without him.

Ian was the embodiment of a teammate. From his incredibly complex handshakes and other fun traditions with the team to his pure friendship with the guys around him, he was the kind of guy who would bleed for the person next to him.  When Josh Hamilton was still a Ranger and relapsed on alcohol the last time, Ian was the person who came to the Dallas bar to take him out of that environment and get him home.  Because that’s the kind of guy Ian is. A team player.

It’s never “just a game,” but Ian made it feel that way sometimes.  His pure love of the sport and his teammates was infectious.  There would never be a sour locker room, as long as Ian was there.

I understand the trade and see the obvious upside for both the Rangers and the Tigers. Both teams got good players, Detroit shed a contract, and the Rangers made room for Profar.  I see all that, but I feel like I’m saying good bye to my best friend.

I wish you the best of luck in Detroit, Ian. Continue to do what you do and everyone there will love you as much as DFW has the last several years.

Baruch Hashem. B’siyata D’shmaya. I’ll miss you.

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12th November 2013

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The Texas Rangers announced today the hiring of former catcher Bengie Molina as first base coach and catching instructor. The team also promoted Triple-A Round Rock Manager Bobby Jones to assistant hitting coach to complete the 2014 coaching staff.

Per my incredibly short term memory, this is the first Boricua position coach that the Rangers have ever had. I AM SO GOD DAMN EXCITED!

It’s November and I’m already beyond excited about next season.

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30th September 2013

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Nelson Cruz’s suspension for PEDs is over. He’s in at DH for Game 163. ¡Vamos Rangers! Let’s do this!

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