I’ve been reading Ranger fan websites this morning that are all basically saying the same thing: “Trust Cliff Lee”.
The thing of it is, it’s not a matter of just trusting Cliff Lee - I do – it’s the rest of the team that I don’t trust. Without those other 9 players it doesn’t matter what Cliff Lee does tonight.
Cliff Lee will show and do his best I am sure.
--- Will Michael, Josh, Vlad, whoever is playing 1B and the rest of the OF show up offensively?
--- Will the Rangers batters realize that they are not going to see the same David Price as they did last Wednesday and make the adjustments?
--- Will the Ranger defense concentrate on making the routine plays and not worry about making the spectacular plays that could into spectacularly stupid errors?
--- Will the bullpen find itself and be the bullpen that we could depend on all season long?
--- Will Neftali Feliz be the Neftali Feliz who saved 40 games and not the Neftali Feliz we saw on Saturday?
Finally: I’ve been a fan of this team for a long, long time and the one thing I am sure of is that they are always on the wrong side of history. I love this team and I remain a loyal fan, but I don’t think that this is the day they will be able to overcome 30+ years of futility.
It’s been great – but the Rangers season ends tonight -- Marla Hooch