Thursday, August 23, 2007

Texas Ranger Beat Downs

As you are probably already aware, the Texas Rangers steam-rolled the Orioles yesterday on the order of 30-3. Aside from it being a record setting game, it was done by one of my favorite teams. It makes it all that much sweeter.

But, I don't want to dwell on this one game. All the focus makes me think of other beat downs delivered by the Texas Rangers. The one that comes to mind most readily is the friendly encounter between Nolan Ryan and one Robin Ventura.

There is also the stellar outing of Kenny Rodgers in 1994 where he threw a perfect game against the Angels. The opposing lineup included Jim Edmonds and the famed Bo Jackson. If the perfect game wasn't enough, Jose Canseco knocked 2 homers and Juan Gonzalez added one of his own.

The Rangers definitely aren't going anywhere near the playoffs this year, but as I see it, there's always next year. Until then, we'll have to live with inconsistent greatness.

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