Rangers Were Jaw-Dropping Selfish This Week

The New Logo Patch That the Astros Will Now Be Wearing

 

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In light of all the devastation that Houston has endured this week, what were the Rangers thinking?

When Hurricane Harvey made this week’s earlier 3-game Astros series at MMP with the Rangers impossible, the club already had landed in Dallas on its way home, thinking logically, that they would be allowed to play the series schedule for Houston in Arlington – and later even things out by moving another 3-gamer scheduled for Arlington to Houston.

“No way,” said the Rangers, reasoning that it would be inconvenient to their fans that already had bought tickets for the series scheduled for Arlington from September 29-31 to use the same ducats for the series played earlier this week.

As a result, the Astros were forced to play three “home games” against the Rangers in far away Tampa, Florida at Tropicana Field. Ranger fans are now assured of no further “inconvenience” to their late September game plans.

Inconvenience, Rangers?

If that were inconvenience, Rangers, what would you say about the 100,000 families in Houston who lost their homes this week? Does that sound mildly inconvenient to you?

Res Ipsa Loquitur.

Shame on you, Texas (Baseball) Rangers!

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THRU GAMES OF FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 80 53 .602  
2 ANGELS 69 66 .511 12.0
3 RANGERS 67 67 .500 13.5
4 MARINERS 67 68 .496 14.0
5 ATHLETICS 58 76 .433 22.5

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST GAME SCORES

THRU GAMES OF FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 RANGERS 10 – ANGELS 9

 MARINERS 3 – ATHLETICS 2

ASTROS (day off, to be with their families and other Harvey-impacted Houston neighbors upon their return from a road trip made tougher by a Rangers club who only made things worse by forcing their storm-cancelled Houston series to be played in Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida.)

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THRU GAMES OF FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 504 179 35 4 21 .355
2 AVISAIL GARCIA CWS 415 134 22 4 13 .323
NR * CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
3 ERIC HOSMER KC 503 160 24 1 22 .318
4 JONATHAN SCHOOP BAL 515 158 31 0 30 .307
5 JOSH REDDICK HOU 413 125 26 3 12 .303
6 ELVIS ANDRUS TEX 536 162 37 4 16 .302
7 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 503 152 44 5 20 .302
8 JOSE ABREU CWS 518 156 36 4 26 .301
9 JEAN SEGURA SEA 435 130 24 1 7 .299
10 MELKY CABRERA CWS/KC 518 154 24 2 16 .297
OTHER TOP 40 ASTROS
14 YULIE GURRIEL HOU 454 133 36 1 15 .293
15 MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 375 109 23 0 21 .291
16 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 448 130 25 0 29 .290
22 ALEX BREGMAN HOU 453 130 31 5 16 .287

NR * LOST TIME ON THE DL HAS TEMPORARILY REMOVED CORREA FROM AN OFFICIAL QUALIFYING PLACE IN THE RANKING OF TOP 40 HITTERS.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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5 Responses to “Rangers Were Jaw-Dropping Selfish This Week”

  1. Larry Dierker Says:

    It’s not just the Rangers. Selfishness is natural among humans. Normally adults are better at hiding it. When there was a real commissioner, two league presidents, and mostly robber baron type paternalistic owners it was a more rough and tumble, but gentlemanly sport.

  2. Fred Soland Says:

    Memories are long in this business, and this act won’t be forgotten any time soon. The true facts of the matter are that the Rangers are holding out hope of sneaking into the playoffs as a wild card. They are doing anything to get an advantage. Their chances would have been better with Yu Darvish, but so be it. I hope the Astros never forget and pound the Rangers every time they play them.

  3. Michael hogue Says:

    Agreed. As a Rangers fan, I am very embarrassed about the way they handled this situation. All of us in Dallas have you Houstonians in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Mark W Says:

    Thank you for that, Michael!

  5. stanfromtacoma Says:

    I don’t agree with trashing the Rangers. If the shoe was on the other foot and it was Dallas/Fort Worth that was affected by Harvey I would not be dissing the Astros if they had refused to trade scheduled games with the Rangers

    I think the mistake was made by MLB. I think the series should have been played at Round Rock, Oklahoma City , or some other nminor league stadium in the Southwest with all ticket proceeds going to the Red Cross.

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