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Friday, March 29, 2013

Opening Day Lineup & Season Giveaways

I know you've all been hanging on the edge of your seats to see if Wash took my advice regarding Ian Kinsler hitting 6th...

It is with great regret that I inform you that he did not...Wash did not take my advice.  (Maybe my email went to his spam folder?)

However, I am still excited to present to you, your Texas Rangers Opening Day Lineup for 2013:

1.  Ian Kinsler, 2B
2.  Elvis Andrus, SS
3.  Lance Berkman, DH
4.  Adrian Beltre, 3B
5.  Nelson Cruz, RF
6.  David Murphy, LF
7.  A.J. Pierzynski, C
8.  Mitch Moreland, 1B
9.  Leonys Martin, CF

And, of course, Matty Harrison's on the mound.  Bud Norris is starting for the Astros.  Please don't ask me who the hell that is; if Astros fans don't know, I shouldn't have to...

In fact, I was attempting to name as many Astros off the top of my head as I could.  Here they are:

Jose Altuve.

Sorry, that was it.  That's all I got.  And some joker wrote online that he's (Altuve) the best 2nd baseman in the AL West now...chile please...have you never heard of Ian Kinsler...or Howie Kendrick?  Maybe by "best" he meant "better than Dustin Ackley".  I'll give him that.  Not to mention that Altuve single-handedly keeps my Major League hopes alive.  He's 5'5!  

Any who, this was just a super quick post to show you the Opening Day lineup.  Oh, and to tell you that the Rangers have really upped the ante on the ballpark giveaways this year!  Check it out:

Best part of this t-shirt:  The "AB on one knee"/"I just hit a bomb" pose

We've got Adrian Beltre t-shirts for the first 10,000 kids 13 and under on April 21st.

There are baseballs in his holster!  Need I say more?
Nolan Ryan bobble heads for the first 30,000 on May 1st.

He counts Ks people!  
And Yu Darvish "K Counter" bobble heads for the first 20,000 on June 11th.

There are many others worth checking out like picnic blankets (it has seams on it!), fedoras, and my personal favorite, the beer steins on August 13th.  There was no photo, so we can only hope "Sweet Baby Ray's" isn't written in size 125 point font on the side of it.  

Here's your complete list of giveaways for the season complete with all of the pics posted above and several others.

And one gripe before I bid you adieu:  Why are there two off-days during opening week?!  No baseball Monday or Thursday, Rangers fans.

Oh well. 

Bring on the bunting!

2 sleeps!


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  2. 1) Adrian Beltre is a 33 year old 3B and posts a career .280 BA. Sure...he'll replicate the .321 he posted last year. I think some of the other career year Rangers are still available too. (see Gary Matthews Jr. and/or Marlon Byrd)

    2) The Yu bobble head looks NOTHING like him.