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Old 09-30-2013, 05:11 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, 05:45 PM
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:52 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, 06:20 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, 07:07 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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Old 09-30-2013, 07:19 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.
I wonder if Bud will notice.
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I wonder if Bud will notice.
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I think he'll be OK.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:29 PM
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:31 PM
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Is this game on national television?
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:35 PM
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Is this game on national television?
TBS has the rights to all tiebreakers, wild card, and LDS games (besides two that they give to MLBN)...plus this year's ALCS

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That's through this year. Starting next year the playoff situation becomes a lot more convoluted on TV--TBS is losing a decent amount of rights. Only one Wild Card game, one league's LDS series and one LCS. ESPN will get the other wild card game, while FOX takes the other league's LDS series (probably to be broadcast at least in part on FS1, plus two that they give to MLBN) in addition to keeping one LCS and the WS.
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TBS has the rights to all tiebreakers, wild card, and LDS games (besides two that they give to MLBN)...plus this year's ALCS
Thanks.
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Rays could really bust this thing open. 4-1 top of the sixth, bases loaded, two outs.
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Rios just murdered that ball, I have no idea how it stayed in the yard

Texas cuts the deficit to 2.
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Thought Rios put that one way out. Things just got interesting.
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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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