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Old 09-30-2013, 04:11 PM
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Default Rangers v. Rays in Game 163 -- Nelson Cruz to play

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...k_tex&c_id=tex

Rangers have activated Nelson Cruz for tonight's tie-breaker game. I guess he has done his time, but this bothers me a little.

This should be a great game. Cruz notwithstanding, I'm rooting for A.J., Rios, Cotts and the Rangers.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:45 PM
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:52 PM
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The players should be banned from postseason play in any season in which they've received a suspension. This is a joke, pretty much amounts to a slap on the wrist if he can come back now.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:20 PM
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12K tickets still available as of this afternoon.

Rangers fans are not the best, but I can't blame them here. One game against Tampa for the right to play one more game in Cleveland for the right to go on the road to play the best team in the AL.

Would I go? Hell yeah. But I can understand the lack of interest.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:07 PM
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Last season the Giants didn't reactivate Cabrera when he was eligible to return in the postseason. That was a postseason roster, but it was clear when he was suspended that he would never play for Giants again. The Rangers shouldn't be playing Cruz even if technically his suspension is completed.

Just one more reason to hate the Rangers Having Rios in a Rangers uniform is another. Everyone but White Sox and Rangers fans will probably hate the Rangers most of all because Pierzysnki is on the team.
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12K tickets still available as of this afternoon.

Rangers fans are not the best, but I can't blame them here. One game against Tampa for the right to play one more game in Cleveland for the right to go on the road to play the best team in the AL.

Would I go? Hell yeah. But I can understand the lack of interest.
I wonder if Bud will notice.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:22 PM
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I wonder if Bud will notice.
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I think he'll be OK.
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12K tickets still available as of this afternoon.

Rangers fans are not the best, but I can't blame them here. One game against Tampa for the right to play one more game in Cleveland for the right to go on the road to play the best team in the AL.

Would I go? Hell yeah. But I can understand the lack of interest.
I'm not sure how many tickets ended up being sold tonight, but this is a very good, active crowd. Better to have 30,000 fans who are into it (IMO) than 40,000 people sitting on their hands. Reminds me a lot of the Blackout Game for the Sox, not a ton of time to get all the tickets out to the corporate suits and ****, just fans at the park watching a do-or-die game.
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Stunned that AJ didn't throw his helmet down after getting buzzsawed like that
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:33 PM
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Robots and lasers, plz. The best thing that can happen to baseball is umpires making bad calls in big games.
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I'm not sure how many tickets ended up being sold tonight, but this is a very good, active crowd. Better to have 30,000 fans who are into it (IMO) than 40,000 people sitting on their hands. Reminds me a lot of the Blackout Game for the Sox, not a ton of time to get all the tickets out to the corporate suits and ****, just fans at the park watching a do-or-die game.
It's admittedly filled in since first pitch when the UD corners were vacant.

They're just lucky the Cowboys aren't on MNF.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:17 PM
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12K tickets still available as of this afternoon.

Rangers fans are not the best, but I can't blame them here. One game against Tampa for the right to play one more game in Cleveland for the right to go on the road to play the best team in the AL.

Would I go? Hell yeah. But I can understand the lack of interest.
Funny though. They showed a sign in the Texas crowd at the end of the game yesterday, something to the effect "it's great to live in a BASEBALL town!"

Edit - just found it

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Old 09-30-2013, 09:30 PM
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He didn't catch that ball. Jesus Christ, umps.

Not even close. Holy ****.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:49 PM
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12K tickets still available as of this afternoon.

Rangers fans are not the best, but I can't blame them here. One game against Tampa for the right to play one more game in Cleveland for the right to go on the road to play the best team in the AL.

Would I go? Hell yeah. But I can understand the lack of interest.
Given Arlington is halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, I'm inclined to believe there needs to a be some advance planning to go to a game.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:57 PM
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LOL @ bunt call down by 2 w/ one out in the 8th.
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