Keep voting for all of your Rangers for this years All Star Game… especially HANK!
Hank Blalock Fact: Since deciding to build their stadium next to Ameriquest Field, the NFL forced the Dallas Cowboys to have a sliding roof to activate when Hank Blalock is at bat to help protect their fans from stray home run balls.
Viva los Rangers!
Wanted to first throw out the link of our interview with Jim Knox which aired last weekend during Rangers Insider. It’s about 3 minutes long and full of fun!
Thanks to Jim Knox and Michael Funke from Fox Sports for setting this up.
We went down to Houston this past weekend for the Saturday and Sunday night games. We met a lot of great Rangers fans (and some not so great Astros fans) during our trip. Minute Maid Park was a completely different experience from our ballpark. When we first arrived we set up in left field in one of the balconies and placed our banner on the railing which lasted about 5 minutes once Astros officials caught wind of it. The "official" word was that the banner would not be allowed to be hung from their because it was in the field of play… but… it was hung 2 feet above the yellow line on the wall.
The Rangers are in the middle of a huge home stand and we want to personally encourage all fans to attend as many games as they can and everyone is always welcomed to join us. Sunday night’s game will be televised on ESPN. We have a personal battle with Mike’s Muchachos to see who will bring out the most fans. They stand no chance. Come out and Rock the Ballpark! Bring chocolate milk!
Hank Blalock Fact: Hank Blalock’s bobble head hits better then the real Adrian Beltre!
Before we get started on our first post, we wanted to wish all of the mother’s across the country a happy mother’s day and to thank the Rangers for giving us this opportunity to post our thoughts and ideas on here with the great Jamey Newberg, Victor Rojas and Mike Hindman.
After battling through finals at school this past week, we threw the books aside and got ready for the Rangers three game series against the Red Sox. But, as we all know 2 of the 3 games were rained out and the Rangers go into the Bronx having 3 out of the past 4 days off. Kameron Loe looked great in his short performance and even got a complete game towards his records. As for our boy Hank, the home run he had in the 2nd is still going and looked great in the field.
B.A. HR RBI Errors FPCT.
Hank Blalock .336 7 28 6 .955
Alex Rodriguez .277 9 29 7 .950
Keep voting for the real 3rd base All-Star!
The Rangers made two trades this past week. Left-handed pitcher Brian Shouse was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday for infielder Enrique Cruz. Earlier in the week former Rice University standout Vincent Sinisi and pitcher John Hudgins, the Most Outstanding Player in the 2003 College World Series were dealt to Sand Diego for outfielder Freddy Guzman and pitcher Cesar Rojas. High hopes had always followed Sinisi but could never get his swing down in the minors. Two first base prospects have now been traded to the Padres in the past 6 months. The Ryan Klesko era is soon coming to an end in San Diego, but does this mean Teixeira will be wearing Rangers blue for years to come?
This past week, Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Aaron Rowand was injured while making an amazing catch when he collided face first with a medal strip at the top of the wall at Great American Ball Park and has since been placed on the disabled list. As unfortunate as the injury was, it will give former Ranger and Homies favorite David Dellucci and opportunity to get some playing time. Dellucci has been rotting on the end of the Phillies bench but will soon show Phillies fans why he was one of the most beloved Rangers in past memory.
*From T.R. Sullivan’s "Rangers Notes," 05.14.06
Mother’s business: Alison Mahay, wife of Ron Mahay, knows a little bit about being a mother, and she is going to put that expertise to good use.
Alison is getting ready to open up a business called The SportsChild, which will sell sports-themed children’s clothing and furniture. The first store will be in the Phoenix area and will also be available online at http://www.sportschild.com.
"It’s going to be online first, and the store’s going to be right by my house, actually, in Arizona," said Ron, who lives in the Phoenix suburb of Litchfield Park. "She has a couple of employees working for her right now, but it’s actually running out of the house right now. It should be online in a day or two. She just ordered all her stuff, so she’s waiting until everything comes in before she opens up online.
"She’s always known about kid’s clothes and stuff. She always wanted to do something like this. This is her dream."
- -Alison and Ron have always been great towards us and we wish them all the luck in their newest venture.
Hank Blalock Fact: Hank Blalock has more defensive skills then a porcupine!