October 23, 2010

This post has been a long time coming.  And long neglected.  🙂



Josh Hamilton is Red Hot

June 28, 2010

Yeah, like really, really hot.

And still with all these Topps cards, I am just not feeling it this year.

And yet – every so often, they keep coming up with a card or two that just won’t let me throw my hands up and walk away.  Like the 2010 Bowman 1992 Throwback.  My goodness, this is a pretty little card.  Definitely going to be in my next purchase off Sportlots.

I am also holding out hope for Allen & Ginter, as long as Topps actually uses a new-ish photo for Hamilton, as opposed to the one they have recycled for the past couple of years.

All-Star Weekend will be missing a little bit of drama as well – Hamilton declined to participate in the Home Run Derby.  This will cut down on the amazing factor, but hopefully it allows him to keep his swing smooth, and will allow him a bit of a break to stay injury free.  As of today, Hamilton has a hit in his game against theHouston Astros, so that extends his hitting streak to 21 games.  He is batting .347 (.475 for the month of June) with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs.

Hambino Sandwich

April 12, 2010

You know you have made it when they name a sandwich after you.  I heard the Rangers broadcasters talking about this during the game yesterday afternoon, so I hunted down some info on it:

Grilled, crispy French bread, filled with thinly sliced baked ham, topped with sauteed onions, provolone and spicy pepper-jack cheeses, finished with a creamy Dijon mustard sauce.

Sounds good, but I’ll pass on the onions.  I hate onions.

MLB Extra Innings

April 11, 2010

There is a bit of a long story that goes along with why I have the Extra Innings package this year, and I am going to share it with you, but the important part is – I get to watch Rangers games, even when they aren’t playing the Jays.  Hamilton stroked a double this afternoon against the Mariners, and he looks good out there.

As to why I have the Extra Innings package – here goes.  Around the start of the NHL and NFL regular seasons, I was pretty much confined to my desk because I was on a tight deadline to finish writing my PhD thesis.  So, I figured I would treat myself to the sports packages on my cable – I love watching a game while I write, because you can pretty much follow it without having to watch it all.  The deal with my cable provider is $26.99/month (for 12 months) for two of the sports packages (Center Ice, Sunday Ticket and Extra Innings) or $29.99/month (for 12 months) for all three.  For an extra $36 over a year, it seemed silly not to get all three, even though I was planning to be done writing my thesis long before baseball season started (I was done January 16, 2010).

And now it has all come together.

And in the time it took me to write this post, Hamilton got forced out at the plate.

Hamilton Gets a Hit!

April 10, 2010

That was a slow, painful start to the season for me and my fellow Josh Hamilton fans.  Josh got his first hit of the season (a double) last night against the Seattle Mariners.

Here’s hoping he is getting back in the groove.

Kicking off the World Series….

October 29, 2009

First game should be pretty much underway by now.  Just a quick post here to point out a cool story on about the mud that all MLB & MILB teams use to rub the gloss off a new ball.

Hamilton Leaves Game vs. Jays

September 3, 2009

Josh Hamilton checked out of tonight’s game versus the Blue Jays after the fourth inning.  He hit a double to right, and it looked like something tweaked while he was rounding first.  He stayed in the game, and scored on a single by Nelson Cruz later in the inning, so hopefully it isn’t serious.  That would put a large kink in the Rangers post season hopes with Young sidelined as well.

I am enjoying the fact that I get to see the Rangers three days in a row while they are entertaining the Jays.  Well, I am half watching, and half picking away at the five pages I owe my thesis tonight.  Let’s hear it for agriculture in Saskatchewan!