I thought you might enjoy this little filler video while the rains come down in St. Louis, postponing tonight’s game. This one’s courtesy of Sooze over at Babes Love Baseball. I especially got a little chuckle out of her last comment. Oh to be young again with so much energy …..
“In case you somehow missed this video of an absolutely adorable member of the Rangers Ballpark grounds crew randomly busting a move between the sixth and seventh innings of Game 4… please do enjoy. Ian Kinsler was not impressed, but we totally are. (Call me when you turn 18!)
Update: We were just informed that this guy is 28. He just became like a billion times more attractive.”
I predicted once the Texas Rangers landed at home on their range they’d be in a comfort zone that would settle them down into playing what they’re totally capable of …… championship baseball. And so they did. It wasn’t a spectacular game, actually I found it rather non plus, but Texas got the job done and that’s what they set out to do. Giants appeared to show up to see what a real Texas stadium looked like and decided to stay for awhile. Maybe today’s game will have a little more action and excitement. Probably the most exciting part of the game for me was the Texas Ranger fans. They showed up to support their Rangers and they did just that, especially after Mitch Moreland slammed a 3 run homer off of Jonathon Sanchez in the 2nd. The Rangers never gave up the lead and beat the SF Giants 4-2. I watched the game again this morning and, all things considered, Jonathan Sanchez didn’t pitch a bad game and Colby Lewis didn’t pitch a great game, good enough to win, but not great. Interestingly, Sanchez is scheduled to pitch the 7th game if necessary and it has all the local pundits in hysteria. No more Sanchez, no way, can’t happen, he’s lost his stuff, 10 lashes, etc. But the edge in this game was the home run by Moreland. Without it, the score’s 2-2. Buster Posey stood by that Sanchez pitch in a postgame interview and said he called the pitch, it was the right pitch to call considering Moreland’s history, but against all odds and logic Moreland nailed it, and that was the deciding factor in the game. It happens. The Texas Rangers needed to win this game and they won it. I love watching post game commentary and interviews and in almost all of them last night, credit for the win was given to, who else? The fans! Don’t underestimate the value of home field advantage. It’s chicken soup for the soul of the players and they know it. Texas had a much
better at home record this past season than the Giants, who also have a great and vocal fan base, but the Rangers also have a stadium capacity of almost 10,000 more than the Giants. Okay, okay, sure the players have something to do with this, but I’m just saying, the fans are the backbone of baseball. That’s where the money comes from folks! And it’s not just the fans that love their teams, the teams love them right back and show their appreciation by …… winning! Just like the Texas Rangers did back home on the range and back in the saddle. Home sweet home!
"I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage." Lefty Gomez, Yankees pitcher.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. ~George F. Will.
"Does Pete Rose hustle? Before the All Star game he came into the clubhouse and took off his shoes and they ran another mile without him." Hank Aaron.
More Baseball Quotes!
“You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” - Jim Bouton
"I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice." - Casey Stengel
"This isn't a job. This is a privilege, that's what this is!" - Mike Krukow, TV Commentator, on being at the ballpark each day.
"I've found that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats." -Bill Veeck, Chicago White Sox owner.
"Derek Jeter's accomplishment puts Pete Rose's hits record in perspective. 3,000 hits is phenomenal. 4,000? Freakish!" - Anthony Castrovince via Twitter
"The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series." - Tommy Lasorda
"You teach me baseball and I’ll teach you relativity.... You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball." - Albert Einstein
"Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray."
GARLICFRIESANDBASEBALL is written by a long-time fan who simply loves the game. I write my own articles (hence the grammar and occasional misspellings). If I include an article from another source, credit is given to that source and will include links when appropriate. The opinions are my own.