Rolling Texas Rangers Welcome Quiet Los Angeles Angels in Home Opener
The Texas Rangers season hasn’t been perfect over the first three games but it has been close. A little pun is intended there since the second game of the season saw Yu Darvish come inches away from a perfect game. The follow-up last night was almost as impressive as the Rangers show some pitching muscle going into their home opener. They are surely glad to be rolling because this isn’t just any home opener. This is against the rival Los Angeles Angels.
Where the Rangers are scoring a few runs and pitching great, the Angels have struggled so far to put up runs with their supposed can’t-miss bats. The clear huge story here will be the fact that the Rangers will welcome back their former superstar Josh Hamilton along with his new team. It might not be exactly a warm welcome. Actually welcome might not be the right word.
Hamilton apparently shunned the Rangers, at least the fans think so, and signed with their hated rivals. That should be against a rule somewhere but for the Rangers fans it isn’t exactly something to cry about right now. For now it is something that they can shout about because Hamilton has yet to get a hit this season. Pujols also isn’t doing a lot of hitting as the Angels are proving that big names aren’t everything until they meld into a group.
Kenny Mayne once said, “Baseball games aren’t played on paper; they are played inside TV sets.” Eyes will be glued to TV sets all across Texas as they welcome their once favorite son and his .000 batting average into town for the home opening series. Chances are that Hamilton will play well in what was his home ballpark for several years. The plus for Rangers fans will be in the play of their current players, not the one that got away.