Pitching is such a vital part of the game, as far as winning is concerned.

On most teams the set up man has become more valuable, on others not so valuable.

Something to keep in mind — it’s raining lightly. The infield could be very wet on ground balls.

What is a drop and drive pitcher? He is a guy who drops and drives. Very simple.

So by guessing right you might have guessed wrong.

Giambi walks too much. He’s always clogging up the bases with all that walking.

As a new day begins in New York, the sun sets in Hawaii.

If football is a game of inches then baseball is a game of inch.

If that ball had more elevation, it would have been a home run.

If the double play is a pitcher’s best friend, what is a fielder’s choice? An acquaintance?

It’s better to have a fast runner on base than a slow one.

One thing about ground balls. They don’t go out of the ball park.

The reason we call that pitch up and in is because the arms are attached to the shoulder.

He wears his hat like a left hander!

Any ball that goes down is much heavier than any ball that stays on the same plane.

The blood on his sock looks exactly like Oklahoma!

You don't want to use too many statistics. The ones that apply to a July or August game won't be relevant on Saturday.

American McCarver

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I don’t like team owner George W. Bush. I don’t like (and never liked) team president Nolan Ryan. I don’t like Ron Washington. I don’t like Josh Hamilton.

I don’t like the Texas Rangers, period.

But even I have to admit: they’re the best team in baseball.

What’s the difference between a good postseason team and lucky postseason team? A good postseason team is one that can do it again. Last year’s Giants? Great pitching, lucky hitting. Their lucky hitting ran out this year. The Rangers are back. They’re the real deal. They didn’t need to depend on another team’s collapse to get into the postseason.

I think the Cardinals are playing above their pay grade. They earned their wins over the Phillies and Brewers, but their luck’s going to run out eventually. I don’t even know who to root for in this Series because I despise both teams, but I do know which team I expect to win, and that’s the goddamn Texas Rangers.

I need a drink.

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There is nothing I would love more than the Rangers to lose two Series in a row to “lesser” teams. I know who I’m rooting for.

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