Friday, April 23, 2010

Still On The DL

No blog this week.

My back is still giving me problems, and the rest is too sad (a 3-6 road trip) or too frustrating (Mr. Hicks doing his best Gordon Gekko impersonation) to even think about discussing.

Finally – I don’t wish ill on anyone, but you will never see me write anything nice about Justin Smoak.

-- Marla Hooch

P.S. During the 12 day road trip - if you combine every player (excluding Chris Davis) who had an appearance - the team batting average was .250 with almost twice as many strikeout's (61) as walks (27). The best hitters on the road trip were Elvis Andrus (.500), Joaquin Arias (.333) and Josh Hamilton (.313) while Michael Young hit .235, Julio Borbon hit .133, Vlad hit .200 and Nelson Cruz .214.

Meanwhile Frank Francisco blows another game, Dustin Nippert takes a loss too - but Chris Davis bears the blame for a non-productive offense, a bullpen that lost 2 games, sloppy defense and the fourth poor April under Ron Washington's tenure.

The more things change in the Texas Rangers organization...the more they stay the same.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's Not Food Poisoning....

...but it's pretty darn close. 

I am sequestered at Hooch World HQ with some kind of stomach flu and to make things even more interesting my back went out which makes trying to move around (quickly) a real challenge. The miserable outing by the major league team in the Bronx  hasn't helped anything -  I am down and out -  so no blog entry this week.

I did see Martin Perez pitch last week Monday - he showed some flashes of the highly touted prospect - but he also walked as many as he struck out - it was not quite a Bobby Witt like performance - but it's still a batter to batter prospostion - so I'd put those notions of him making an appearance in the major leagues this season on the back burner for now.  I'll have pictures from the game online sometime this week - check out the new link to the photo gallery on the left hand menu bar.

I have tickets to the  the Rangers game  this Friday and  serveral tickets for Friscogames during their upcoming homestand -  I am hoping for lots of healthy blathering online to follow those games.

Praise The Lord and pass the Pepto Bismol---Marla Hooch