Saturday, May 06, 2006
Can the Rangers be any more irrelevant?
The Texas Rangers, that is. Michelle Malkin reports on the Ranger's new uniform for the opening game of their series with the Yankees. Here's a picture:
Look closely at the uniform logo. "Los Rangers"? What the hell is management thinking? I mean, it's not as though Rangers' management are the sharpest tools in the shed anyway. They never can quite understand that having big hitters isn't enough if your pitching sucks. They've become baseball's version of the 1980's Miami Dolphins teams -- able to score high numbers every game and still lose.
Until recently, however, I haven't perceived them as being completely tone deaf in regards to the fans. Oh sure, there was that whole "let's pay Alex Rodriguez $220 million, then trade him within a year" business, but I thought that was just an extension of the "we love hitters, not pitchers" philosophy that has been around since Nolan Ryan retired.
But now, Ranger's management not only appear to step square into the middle of a hot political fray, but choose to do so in a manner that would put them at odds with a majority of Americans! What, if anything, are they thinking?