Found April 10, 2012 on
The Flagrant Fan:
Three baseball fans are sitting in a sports bar talking baseball. One proclaims, "Cano and Pedroia are the two best second basemen in baseball." The second fan lets out a whoop and raises a beverage. The third, who is sitting with head down on folded arms pondering fantasy baseball picks, adds, "and Kinsler." The first two look at the third like seeing an alien. The first raises a bottle and says, "To Cano and Pedroia!" The second clinks bottles with the first and says, "Yeeeah!" The third raises a head and says more firmly, "And Kinsler!" Ian Kinsler should always be in the same breath as Cano and Pedroia. He simply is not. Despite the Texas Rangers playing in the past two World Series, Kinsler is considered the third or fourth best player on his own team. Cano is considered the best player on his team. And Pedroia is the little engine that could. According to Tim McCarver, Pedroia is the "soul of the Boston Red Sox." But...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
HE'S SO EXCITED
It's too early to tell if the mania surrounding Yu Darvish is going to reach Fernando Valenzuela-like proportions, but to this dude...the Texas Rangers hurler is already there.I just hope his bad and hat lives up to expectations. ***Stolen from Big League Stew***
The most memorable scene of "Lost in the Translation," even more so than the whisper at the end, at least to me, was the Suntory whisky commercial shoot.
The director talks at length, in Japanese, of how he wants Bill Murray's character to lovingly turn to the whisky bottle and look at it like an old friend. And the interpreter needs to convey this. Translation is...
I admit — I was more than a little nervous about Neftali Feliz’ move to the rotation. I’m not completely cured of those nerves yet (it’s a long season), but tonight was a step in the right direction.
Feliz threw 108 pitches in seven scoreless innings. He allowed just two walks and four hits, but struck out four. His change-up was working really nicely for him tonight...
17 year-old Rangers fan Trent Williams catches a Josh Hamilton home run, unfortunately does the sprinkler.
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Yu Darvish struggled in his major-league debut but still got the win as Texas slugged its way to an 11-5 home win over Seattle on Monday.Nelson
Cruz drove in four runs, helping the Rangers storm back from an early
4-0 deficit. Cruz's three-run bomb off Hector Noesi (0-1) tied the game
at 5-5 in the third, and then Mitch Moreland put Texas ahead for good
with a two-run...
A throng of media await the first start of Yu Darvish's career tonight against the hot Mariners offense that has helped the club start 3-1. Can they continue to be hot against Darvish? Read on for some scouting notes and video of Darvish in action.
If you won the Masters in Augusta, Georgia on a Sunday, what would you do immediately do the next night?
Based on the picture below, which I just found here at GordonKeith.com, it looks like what Bubba Watson would do is fly to Arlington to catch the stateside debut of Yu Darvish.
Okay, so that’s not the real Bubba Watson (duh), but you have to give the guy props for timing and...
Tonight will pit Japanese legend against Japanese legend. The Seattle Mariners travel to Arlington, TX to take on the Texas Rangers. This means one thing, Ichiro Suzuki will step into the batter’s box to face Yu Darvish. That’s right, Yu Darvish is scheduled to make his first MLB start tonight. At the young age of 25,
Tonight at 7:05 P.M. CT, we’ll find about the 6-foot-5, 25-year old Texas Rangers’ Iranian-Japanese righthander as he makes his big league debut against the Mariners.
He’s the man the Rangers paid $51.7 million for a posting fee to his Japanese team, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, and then signed to a six-year $60 million dollar contract during the off-season...
These guys need to chill the eff out.
MLB Matchup Insight M’s vs. Rangers
It made a lot of headlines in the offseason when the Seattle Mariners traded a pitcher with a great future in Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees in exchange for slugging catching prospect Jesus Montero.
Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Monday April 9
The Ballpark at Arlington – Arlington, TX
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, ROOT Sports (Seattle), Fox...