Found May 26, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
One of the keys to success in baseball is a good "clubhouse vibe." Players spend eight to nine months of the year with each other creating, in most cases, a family-like atmosphere. Perhaps one of the reasons the Rangers are having success this season is their clubhouse is, almost literally, a family, complete with a pair of "siblings" that take joy in messing with one of another. It is well documented that Adrian Beltre isn't a fan of people touching his head, which, of course, his teammates exploit on a near-nightly basis in the dugout. During Saturday night's game in Seattle, cameras caught Elvis Andrus (who we will call the "little brother") doing his best to get under Beltre's (the big brother) skin, by, you guessed it, touching the veteran's head after a team visit to the mound. Beltre's reaction was his classic glaring, stern look followed by throwing his glove at the back to the giggling Andrus who was running back to his spot in the infield. Typical behavior from a kid brother. Later, big-brother Beltre got back at little-brother Andrus when an infield fly had the two battling for the catch. Once again Andrus comes out of nowhere, laughing his head off, acting like he is going to take the ball, but this time Beltre swats him away, getting the out, followed by his signature glare. Maybe Beltre needs to do what most mothers say after the elder brother complains about the younger one pestering them "Just ignore him and he will stop." But we all know that never actually works out.

Don't Mess With Texas Rangers Third Baseman Adrian Beltre!

There are some people that don't like to be touched. There are some that don't like it when who they likely  perceive as a 'young kid' goofs off to much. After this past weekend I think we have proof that Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is both of those! Like here when the team's young shortstop, Elvis Andrus, decides to mess with his head! ...

Don't touch Adrian Beltre's head

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre really hates people touching his head. Remember this from two weeks ago? Well, Beltre's head-related freakouts came into play again on Saturday night, with near disastrous results for Elvis Andrus. Good lord. Keep in mind, this is on the field during a conference on the mound. Robbie Ross then got Kyle Seager to pop...

Adrian Beltre Still Hates People Touching His Head

The most bizarre pet peeve in all of baseball is Texas Rangers 3rd baseman Adrian Beltre‘s complete meltdown when anyone touches his head. We covered this story last year showing highlights from Beltre’s time with the Red Sox and Rangers flipping out on his teammates who touch his head. Well, you can add this video to that collection as Beltre freaked out on teammate Elvis Andrus...

Adrian Beltre’s Head Is The New Fetish

Someone please tell me what is the big deal about Adrian Beltre’s head?  It’s become a fetish to several of his teammates for years.  When he does something remarkable you tend to see players touching (we call it SUCTION) his head.  Does touching his head give good luck?  By the look of Beltre’s reaction, he does not tend to think so.  Well, that’s the wrong way...

Rangers’ Nick Tepesch, Alexi Ogando nearing returns

Nick Tepesch is ready to return to the Texas Rangers’ starting rotation, and Alexi Ogando isn’t too far behind him, according to T.R.Sullivan of Tepesch was scratched from his previous start after he developed a blister. He’s set to return to the rotation after throwing 50 pitches during a bullpen session Thursday. There was no setback regarding the blister...

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MLB Umpires Blow Double Play Call in Rangers-Mariners Game As Pitcher Bizarrely Intercepts First Baseman (Video)

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Video: A.J. Pierzynski gets thrown out, tumbles down stairs

Your browser does not support iframes.The second inning of Saturday's game was a mess for Texas Ranger A.J. Pierzynski.Not only did the veteran get thrown out at home plate trying to score on a ball that didn't leave the infield, but while throwing his helmet in the dugout in anger, he also lost his footing and wound up tumbling down the stairs.Humble pie doesn't taste so good.

A.J. Pierzynski falls down dugout stairs after being thrown out at home (video)

It was a rough second inning for Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzysnki on Sunday. Pierzynski attempted to score on a ground ball from third but was thrown out at home by Mariners infielder Brendan Ryan. Pierzynski upon returning to the dugout, threw his helmet and subsequently fell down the remaining dugout stairs. Pierzynski was not physically injured in the fall and stayed in the game.

Rangers 5, Mariners 2

Nelson Cruz hit his 12th homer of the season, David Murphy drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers roughed up Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in a 5-2 win on Saturday night, handing the Mariners their eighth straight loss. Derek Holland continued to pitch well in Seattle, easily getting the better of the matchup against Hernandez. Holland (4-2) went 6 2-3 innings, striking out a season...

Darvish allows game-tying HR, D-backs sweep series

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Rangers-Diamondbacks Preview

The Texas Rangers have ace Yu Darvish lined up to pitch the second game of a doubleheader, and they'll look to continue their hot hitting on the road as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in that twinbill Monday. Darvish will be looking to tie for the major league lead with his eighth win when he opposes Trevor Cahill in the evening. The Diamondbacks were supposed to start...

Rangers get OF Benson on waiver claim from Twins

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Rangers' late rally falls short against D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tyler Skaggs, just called up from the minors, struck out nine in six scoreless innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 in the opener of a doubleheader on Monday. Skaggs (1-0), who lost out to Patrick Corbin for Arizona's fifth starting spot in the spring, was recalled from Triple-A Reno after scheduled starter Ian Kennedy cut...
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