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Micah
I'm just a girl who is caught up in a relationship with baseball.
Interests: Texas Rangers baseball (obviously), live music, writing, reading, social media
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It's time for my annual (poorly parodied) Rangers Christmas carol. This year's inspiration is "We Need a Little Christmas." Enjoy. Or roll your eyes. Whichever works for you. Push play on this video (the "Glee" version was the closest to my lyrics) and read along ... We Need Some Rangers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Ever since the bidding ended on Dec. 14, fans have been waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting to find out who won the rights to negotiate with Japanese-Iranian pitching phenomenon Yu Darvish. Yep. Just the RIGHTS TO NEGOTIATE. It's strange how Japan does baseball business, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Dear C.J. Wilson, First of all, thank you for the 16 wins in the 2011 season. You might not have had great success in October, but I will not overlook the effort you gave to make sure the Rangers were indeed playing in October for a second straight year. Also,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
It's been said time and time again, but it can't be said enough. Jon Daniels is a ninja. I feel like I've been pretty good at monitoring the MLB trade rumors. But tonight, out of nowhere, T.R. Sullivan tweeted that the Rangers had signed Joe Nathan. What? Where did that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
I appear to be in a minority among my Rangers fan friends. And not just because I don't live in Texas. I'm in the minority because I don't view the 2011 season as a disappointment. Sure, the last two games (or really just Game 6) of the World Series were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Halloween indulgence kind of did me in this week. So did a lack of physical activity. And an influx of stress and hormones (sorry if that's TMI, but ... well ... it's a fact). I was not good this week. Not good at all. So I knew I might see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
It's hard to know what to say after a World Series like that. For the second year in a row, the Rangers failed to bring the big trophy back to Arlington. As I watched last night, I had a sense of peace. Far more than I had during Game 6.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Last night was such a huge letdown. I keep reading all these headlines about how Game 6 was the best game ever. Really? Unless you're a Cardinals fan or a neutral fan, that statement is not true. Didn't everyone see all the errors and missed scoring chances? Or did the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
I honestly don't have words right now. I feel nothing but misery and nausea. Good thing I write a little bit as the game progresses. This game was such a mess. Both teams left the bases loaded more than once. Five errors between the two teams, and, honestly, that is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Tonight may very well have been the last time C.J. Wilson pitched in a Rangers uniform. Unfortunately, it did not end with a win or even a curtain call. It's a shame, really, because even though he's been bad in the postseason, his regular season efforts are a factor in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
If the true measure of a team is how they bounce back from a bad game, I think my boys just showed the world that they are a force to be reckoned with. Game 3 was so hideous. Poor umpiring, poor defense, poor pitching. But none of that returned tonight.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
The game temperature in Arlington was easily 30 degrees warmer than either of the games in St. Louis. Naturally, this lead to big offensive outbursts from both teams. Unfortunately for me, the Cardinals bats (especially that of Albert Pujols) seemed to enjoy the nicer weather a bit more than the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Last, but definitely not least, in the postseason awards is the Stan Musial, which recognizes the top player in each league. BBA allows us to have 10 players on the ballot for this, and much like the pitching award, it doesn't feel like enough spaces. But it's supposed to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Raise your hand if you expected a pitcher's duel between Colby Lewis and Jaime Garcia. I doubt there are many hands up. Mine certainly isn't. I hoped and prayed the Colby Lewis from 2010 Postseason would show up, but he exceeded my expectations tonight. He was one out shy of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
The Texas Rangers missed scoring chances early, and the St. Louis Cardinals got a pretty big break in the 9th. That pretty much sums up Game 1 of the World Series. C.J. Wilson said in pre-game comments that starting pitching was going to be the difference in this series. He... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
I don't have much to say about my "progress" this week. I was not on my best WW behavior. I wasn't very disciplined with my workouts, and I made some poor food choices. So I'm not at all surprised that I had a gain. But I'm not beating myself up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
The Walter Johnson Award is given to the top pitcher in each league. As a blogger for the Texas Rangers, I can only vote on the American League honorees. It's amusing to me that this is such a tough category this year. The American League is supposed to be known... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Wooooooooooooo!! Might as well get that out of the way before I get to the rest of the entry. I missed the first inning and a half of this game because I was out with friends. Thank goodness I came home in time for the fun part -- the 3rd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Bob Lemon once said that the two most important things in life were good friends and a good bullpen. Good relief pitchers can sometimes be tough to spot or develop, but once you find one, you hang onto him. I don't think my three nominees for the Goose Gossage Award... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Before this series even started, I predicted it would be a six-game affair. Both teams looked really strong, and I knew neither one was going to roll over and play dead. Not this far into the playoffs. And not after the seasons they had. Naturally, I secretly hoped I'd be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Tonight's game felt like three different games. The early portion felt hopeless. The middle portion felt victorious. And the end was a nailbiter. At least it ended happily. The Rangers bats were dead out of the gate again tonight. David Murphy had the first hit, a double, in the 3rd,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
"Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes it rains." That's certainly been illustrated in the ALCS so far. Tonight, the Rangers embodied the "lose" part of that quote. In horrendous fashion. Colby Lewis looked good early on -- like Postseason Colby. He struck out six in 5.2 innings. That's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
I've read this quote a few places, but it's never felt so applicable as it has this past week. With my busy, on-the-go fall, I've slacked on my weekly meal planning. Last week, nothing in my fridge or cupboards sounded good or easy enough for a lunch. So what did... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
The American League saw some great rookie performances this year. I know I saw plenty in the AL West -- Mark Trumbo, Jordan Walden, Michael Pineda, Dustin Ackley. I expect all of those players to give my Rangers nightmares for years to come. Despite that, none of them earned a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
The Dutchstache was not mighty today. Perhaps Derek Holland partied a little too hard yesterday. Perhaps the extra day of rest threw him off. Whatever it was, he was not sharp. At all. And Eric Nadel even said Holland was perhaps a bit stubborn --- his fastball wasn't working, yet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at MTRMedia.com