Our 1st post!

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.

F.Y.I.-

                              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!

2 Comments

Welcome to MLBlogs! I was privileged enough to see Hank play while in Oklahoma City. Saw a lot of Brian Shouse and Ron Mahay, as well.

Again, Welcome!

Michael

http://someballyard.mlblogs.com

Please someone start a pettion to keep the Rangers from trading Hank to anyone. Hank is one of the best third basemen we have. We dont need to get rid of him to get willis. Send someone else

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