I follow the Rangers closer than any other MLB team, so that may color my perception, but you would have a hard time convincing me that Vladimir Guerrero is not the best player in baseball right now. He has played in 39 games in his career against the Rangers and has at least one hit in all 39 games. Vlad kills the Rangers, but he is amazing to watch.
The picture is from opening day at Ameriquest last season.
UNT's unofficial mascot makes an appearance near the University Union. The albino squirrel is much cooler than the cliched eagle or the over emphasis on the color green that UNT's "rebranding" effort brought to the table.
I wish I could take credit for the picture, but that goes to the sharp eye of phlezk.
Why did the Rangers trade Juan Dominguez again? R.A. Dickey gets hammered by the Detroit Tigers last night -
The Detroit Tigers hit six homers against Dickey, tying the post-1900 major league record in a 10-6 victory Thursday night.
"When you let go of the ball, you're at the mercy of the way the ball is going to move," said Dickey, who only converted to the pitch last season. "It was moving right into their bats."
Five of the homers were solo shots. The only major league pitcher to give up more homers was Charlie Sweeney of the St. Louis Maroons, who allowed seven to the Detroit Wolverines in an American Association game on June 12, 1886.
Just when I was on the verge of saying that the Rangers got the better end of the Phil Nevin / Chan Ho Park trade after Phil Nevin's 5 RBI performance against the Red Sox the other night, a Rangers' pitcher turns in the worst pitching performance in almost 110 years. The reason that a pitcher hasn't given up 6 or more home runs in a game in almost 110 years is that there hasn't been a manager stubborn or incompetent enough to leave a pitcher in the game long enough to get shelled for 6 home runs.