This is too funny. Gotta love the chance to laugh a little bit.
Dear Josh Hamilton, you should get well soon, and stay well. A potential replacement for you has just been signed by the Rangers:
Cuban defector Leonys Martin has finalized a $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Texas Rangers, and the speedy center fielder could be in their lineup before the end of this season.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said there is no immediate timetable for Martin, who was signed Wednesday to have a future impact. But Daniels acknowledged that it was possible that the 23-year-old outfielder could move quickly through the system to the majors depending on his progress and the team’s needs.
Before Josh Hamilton broke his arm diving into home plate three weeks ago and went on the disabled list, the Rangers had already moved the AL MVP to left field and made Julio Borbon their primary center fielder. Borbon went into Wednesday night’s game at Seattle hitting .262, having raised his average 83 points by hitting .409 (9 of 22) over the previous 10 games.
I predict things are going to be getting pretty interesting in Arlington very soon.
Cuban Defector Signs with Rangers (MyFoxDFW.com)
It’s no secret that Tony Romo is getting married to Candice Crawford in Dallas on May 28.
We just got our hands on a copy of the wedding invitation.
So Tony’s middle name is Ramiro???
If you follow Dallas Morning News baseball writer Evan Grant (Evan_P_Grant) on Twitter, you already know about his hashtag-gate. After the Rangers’ bullpen blew last night’’s game in Seattle, Grant innocently wrote:
Now Rangers’ going to 40-year-old interim closer in tie game with 0 outs in eighth and go-ahead runner on third. #bullpenisamess
He said he didn’t do it on purpose. He didn’t realize the “brilliance” of the tweet until the tweet was posted. Needless to say, it’s rocketing through the Internet.
It appears that Class AA Southern League team Pensacola is searching for a new team name:
The six finalists for the moniker of the new Pensacola team in the Class AA Southern League, slated to begin play in 2013, have been announced by the franchise, as the best of 1,700 finalists are unveiled.
The finalists, in alphabetical order:
Some great names to be sure. I’m a little surprised there are no names with pirates in them. Arrrrrgh! You would think it would be logical as well!
It’s that time of year where we celebrate Cinco De Mayo, and congrats to everyone about that, but I actually won’t begin celebrating Cinco de Mayo until the 6th of May. I guess that would be the Seis y Mayo?
At any rate, I’ll be flying out to the Cuervo Games in Scottsdale Arizona to capture the goings on and celebrations there. Here is the backdrop for the games: