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trza

  • joined Mar 24, 2008
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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Statesman: Express could leave Astros for Rangers

Link to the story   This seems to make a lot of sense, and I'm all for it for selfish reasons. The only time I go see the Express now is when they play OKC. It would help the Rangers' fan base in...

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For Austin Rangers fans

For my fellow Austin Rangers fans who are frustrated by the flakiness of Time Warner: I made a discovery two days ago. I have the DTV box instead of cable. I get a few channels (ABC, NBC, CBS,...

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Slightly OT: The perfect Dallas weekend

In two weeks I'm making the drive up I-35 for a weekend in Dallas. I'm taking my girlfriend, who has a pretty negative opinion of Big D, so I want to show her a good time. Fortunately, I have lined...

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Bill James on Craig Biggio

I found this article to be intersting. Particularly because it shows that even Mr. Sabermetrics is influenced a bit by emotion when thinking about a player:http://www.slate.com/id/2184797/B...

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Wilmer Font

I hope this guy makes it. Now that Edinson is out of the system, I think he has the best name of any player in the Rangers system, which is saying something given the presence of a catcher named...

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Minor League Ball organizational rankings

Similar to the D-tron's prospect project, the commenters on Sickel's sight are conducting a ranking of baseball's farm systems. Guess who is in the top three?h...

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OT: ACL Fest

Anyone else going? I'm going to head out of here shortly to head down. People have started to really hate on it and complain about it in Austin, but I always have a blast. The White Stripes...

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the byrdman of centerfield (with a poll)

I've been on vacation in the mountains, busy at work, etc and have for a few weeks only been able to follow the Rangers through LSB, Jamey, and boxscores/game stories. I haven't been able to see...

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OT: Steven Gerrard

Very excited that the EPL season has started again, so I get to watch more of the most exciting professional athlete on the planet. Here a video of his free kick to win the match against Aston...

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Rick Ankiel

This is cool:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2967582A very inspiring story in a brutal season for the Cardinals.                                                                 

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The Shroom Site

This may or may not be diary worthy, but I just surfed over to Shroom's Farm Probs site and was blown away. I hadn't seen the site in a while, and I was impressed with what he's done with it. It's...

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Kobayashi injured

We'll have to wait another year for the showdown with Joey Chestnut:http://tinyurl.com/2bvznlJaw pain. How the mighty have fallen. Now what am I going to do with my 4th of July? Without competitive...

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CJ Wilson gyroball sighting

So, just got a confirmation from the Blue Glove Lefty: The sick-azz pitch that he struck Eric Chavez out on last night was a gyroball. If you recall, the pitch looked like a low-90s heater, but...

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Most overrated middle infield in baseball

According to Jeff at Lookout Landing.Now, we all know Jeff's irrational Michael Young hatred is well established, perhaps surpassed only by our own Cahill and Martin (Kidding!!!). I was a little...

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Poll: Which AL West team to you hate the most?

Looking at Adam and Ben's nifty Al West Standings on the left of the blog, I'm reminded how much I really hate all the other teams in the AL West. I think I hate every AL West team more than any...

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Young/Tex

This was going to be a comment, but I figured it was substantial enough to merit a diary.Two points of info on Young and Tex:Michael Young's batting average on balls in play is a shocking .174...

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Inside story on the Oswalt trade that wasn't

From the Post, so take it with a grain of salt:http://tinyurl.com/2u2kekIn summation, the Astros considered two three-team deals at the deadline last year, one involving the Mets/Orioles and one...

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Molly Ivins RIP

Sad.http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4516123.htmlSome people on this board probably didn't agree with her politics, but she was a very good-hearted person. In my opinion, she was at...

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What happened to CJ?

Apparently CJ Wilson's myspace page has been deactivated. Anyone know anything? I wonder if it has to do with his post about pending free agents (in which he hilariously begged management not to...

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Matsuzaka bid question

Question for the collective knowledge of LSB:Does anyone know if the the bid for negotiating rights with DM would count toward a team's liability in determining that team's luxury tax?            ...

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Daisuke Matsuzaka becomes available

According to the IHT, the Seibu Lions will be posting DM, so it's now up to JD and Hicks to outbid the Yankees et al for negotiating rights for his services.http://tinyurl.com/gcubqI've seen him...

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What's the worst trade?

Ok, which trade was worse:Sori for Wilk, Sledge, GalaraggaorYoung, Gonzalez, Termel Sledge for Eaton, Otsuka, and random catching prospect.You are encouraged to support your answer with some...

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BTB's defensive rankings

Beyond the Boxscore has posted densive rankings for each position based on runs above average derived from zone rating. You can read about the methodology if you are more interested. Interesting...

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Kam Loe

I apologize in advance if this diary is frivolous.When Kameron Loe went on the DL, I was in Europe and I missed the whole thing. What happened to him? Now it appears to be assumed that Loe will...

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Entrance music

Now that the Rangers have finished laying the smack down on the O's and we've solved the Middle East crisis, here's another terribly pressing issue for the Lone Star Ball community: Ranger entrance...

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Streaming the Cup

Well, I'm back from Germany (along with the US squad). I was pretty bummed about having to come back and go to work after two weeks of nothing but soccer, beer, and European women. But, I was...

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Slate on steroids

Given the debate that has occurred here recently, I thought I'd share this article on Slate.com about steroids. No evidence is offerred by against Pujols, Giambi, or Clemens, but the author's point...

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fat boy vs. dellucci

David Wells is an idiot.Wells' steroids comments rile Dellucci                                                                                                                                      ...

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Hideki Matsui -- all class

Wow. What an impressive individual.http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2443147     Immediately following surgery Friday to repair a broken wrist that will sideline him for at least three...

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Sutcliffe soused

Gas Lamp Ball has the audio:http://gaslampball.com/story/2006/5/11/11485/5817A Joe Namath moment.I always feel kind of sad for the individual when this kind of thing happens. But how cool would it...

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