Duel2.Com  
•   Home  •  Rules  •  Your Account  •  Forums  • Newsletters  •
Navigate
· Home
· Content
· Encyclopedia
· Forums
· Members List
· Newsletters
· Old Newsletters
· Private Messages
· Setup
· Tourneys
· Your Account
User Info
Welcome, Anonymous
Nickname
Password
(Register)
Membership:
Latest: charlibilson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 111381

People Online:
Visitors:
Members:
Total: 0
Duel2.Com: Forums

Duel2 :: View topic - Texas Rangers ftw
 Forum FAQ  •  Search  •  Memberlist  •  Usergroups   •  Register  •  Profile  •  Log in to check your private messages  •  Log in

 
Post new topicReply to topic
View previous topic Log in to check your private messages View next topic
Author Message
Obregon
Advanced Master Poster
Advanced Master Poster


Joined: Jul 06, 2010
Posts: 442
Location: The most interesting place in the world

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

As a longtime fan of the Rangers, whose history of mediocrity even Cubs fans would envy, allow me say two words:

Cliff Lee.

_________________
Stay deadly, my friends.
Active: Far Travelers (16, 81), James Bondage (5), Bunion Squad (7), Rogues Gallery (10), Reptile Rampage (21), Order of Battle (32), Forking Disasters (47), Death Cult (51)
View user's profileSend private message
One Armed Bandit
ArchMaster Poster
ArchMaster Poster


Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 2907

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Quote:
As a longtime fan of the Rangers, whose history of mediocrity even Cubs fans would envy, allow me say two words:

Cliff Lee.


The sad news (for Texas Rangers fans) is that even if Cliff Lee is instrumental in beating the Yankees this year, the Yankees still win in the end, because they will soon by purchasing a long-term lease on Lee's soul.
View user's profileSend private message
Aragorn
Grandmaster Poster
Grandmaster Poster


Joined: Mar 07, 2004
Posts: 523

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

One Armed Bandit wrote:
Quote:
As a longtime fan of the Rangers, whose history of mediocrity even Cubs fans would envy, allow me say two words:

Cliff Lee.


The sad news (for Texas Rangers fans) is that even if Cliff Lee is instrumental in beating the Yankees this year, the Yankees still win in the end, because they will soon by purchasing a long-term lease on Lee's soul.


Yes, Cliff Lee will be a Yankee next year along with anyone else worth buying. I enjoy rooting against the Yankees but rooting for the Rangers still won't feel quite right. As a Royals fan, that's all I got. To root against the Yankees...sheesh...
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Obregon
Advanced Master Poster
Advanced Master Poster


Joined: Jul 06, 2010
Posts: 442
Location: The most interesting place in the world

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Even one season is enough. One good season, with a chance to pound the Yankees. Texas fans want to see Cliff Lee and CJ Wilson mow down A-Rod. The Rangers have the intangibles this year, and enough talent. Lots of great stories on the team ... the bankruptcy, Josh Hamilton and Ron Washington's issues, Nolan Ryan-as-owner ...

If the Rangers get smacked by New York, I can live with it. But I'd be lying if I didn't say that the Yankees could use a good ass-kicking, and the Rangers have the guns to do it.

_________________
Stay deadly, my friends.
Active: Far Travelers (16, 81), James Bondage (5), Bunion Squad (7), Rogues Gallery (10), Reptile Rampage (21), Order of Battle (32), Forking Disasters (47), Death Cult (51)
View user's profileSend private message
Action
Grandmaster Poster
Grandmaster Poster


Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 728
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I am rooting for the Rangers in this one. I don't give a rats ass about the Yankees. They don't impress me with the way they win. Cano is the first player they have developed themselves for 15 years that is worth anything (not an MVP). I would like to see them out of the way so we can see Lee v Halladay in game 7 of the freaking World Series!

_________________
The Monsantis 81
Golgotha's Blooms 21
Token Entry 47
Il Malvagio 32
The Fallen Angels 28



View user's profileSend private message
bubbaganoosh
Grandmaster Poster
Grandmaster Poster


Joined: Feb 15, 2009
Posts: 976
Location: Palm Harbor, FL

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

as a rays fan, i was disappointed with the defensive lapses in game 5 and thought we had a shot to win it even if cliff lee did pitch his ass off. and of course i am pulling for texas over the yankees all day long.

i agree with action: lee v. halladay in game 7 (even in game 1) would be stellar! Cool

_________________
Bubba Ganoosh
Death By Design - Arvat, Arena 32
Bubba's Clam Shack - Zuwayza, Arena 19
View user's profileSend private messageAIM AddressYahoo Messenger
Darque
ArchMaster Poster
ArchMaster Poster


Joined: Jun 21, 2002
Posts: 2516
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

As a member of BoSox Nation, I will of course be pulling for the Rangers and anyone else that plays the Yankees.

_________________
Master Darque

Darque Knights -- 10, 20
Darque Forces -- 45, 47
Darque Ages -- 81
Sorcerer Kings -- 83
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mailYahoo Messenger
Obregon
Advanced Master Poster
Advanced Master Poster


Joined: Jul 06, 2010
Posts: 442
Location: The most interesting place in the world

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I again reiterate my two-word mantra.

Cliff Lee.

_________________
Stay deadly, my friends.
Active: Far Travelers (16, 81), James Bondage (5), Bunion Squad (7), Rogues Gallery (10), Reptile Rampage (21), Order of Battle (32), Forking Disasters (47), Death Cult (51)
View user's profileSend private message
Obregon
Advanced Master Poster
Advanced Master Poster


Joined: Jul 06, 2010
Posts: 442
Location: The most interesting place in the world

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Brevity is the soul of wit, but I am forced to add two more words:

Josh Hamilton.



When baseball has it right, when it is good, its magic is breathtaking.

_________________
Stay deadly, my friends.
Active: Far Travelers (16, 81), James Bondage (5), Bunion Squad (7), Rogues Gallery (10), Reptile Rampage (21), Order of Battle (32), Forking Disasters (47), Death Cult (51)
View user's profileSend private message
Darque
ArchMaster Poster
ArchMaster Poster


Joined: Jun 21, 2002
Posts: 2516
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I hope it is all over tonight so Cliff Lee can rest up for the WS.

I think Molina's HR was the straw that broke the camel's back last night.

Burnett did much better than I anticipated, but I think it was the energy of the crowd in those first innings that was carrying him. He wasn't throwing anything particularly nasty, but the Rangers batters also weren't lighting it up in those early innings.

_________________
Master Darque

Darque Knights -- 10, 20
Darque Forces -- 45, 47
Darque Ages -- 81
Sorcerer Kings -- 83
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mailYahoo Messenger
Nomad
ArchMaster Poster
ArchMaster Poster


Joined: Jun 27, 2006
Posts: 2222
Location: Fargo, ND

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

As a Twins fan . . . .go Rangers!

But don't be counting on Halladay making the series. It might be Lee vs. Lincecum in game 7. That wouldn't be bad either.

And on a side note, Rangers stadium is probably my favorite ballpark that I have been to outside of the new Target Field. I haven't been to all of them, but of the 10 or so I have seen, it is very nice. At least it was on a beautiful 70 degree evening in July. Get lots of days like that, don't you?
View user's profileSend private message
Obregon
Advanced Master Poster
Advanced Master Poster


Joined: Jul 06, 2010
Posts: 442
Location: The most interesting place in the world

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nomad wrote:
As a Twins fan . . . .go Rangers!

But don't be counting on Halladay making the series. It might be Lee vs. Lincecum in game 7. That wouldn't be bad either.

And on a side note, Rangers stadium is probably my favorite ballpark that I have been to outside of the new Target Field. I haven't been to all of them, but of the 10 or so I have seen, it is very nice. At least it was on a beautiful 70 degree evening in July. Get lots of days like that, don't you?


A 70 degree evening in July in Arlington is about as common as a 60-degree Christmas in Fargo, I'd imagine. You had an uncommonly mild visit to North Texas, to say the least.

_________________
Stay deadly, my friends.
Active: Far Travelers (16, 81), James Bondage (5), Bunion Squad (7), Rogues Gallery (10), Reptile Rampage (21), Order of Battle (32), Forking Disasters (47), Death Cult (51)
View user's profileSend private message
Andarus
Advanced Expert Poster
Advanced Expert Poster


Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 121
Location: New Port Richey, FL

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Obregon wrote:
Brevity is the soul of wit, but I am forced to add two more words:

Josh Hamilton.



When baseball has it right, when it is good, its magic is breathtaking.



Here's what really bothers me about the Josh Hamilton situation.

The Rays invested millions in this guy, and stuck with him while he became addicted to every illegal substance on the planet.

Their reward? To watch him blossom in another city. An outfield of Crawford/Upton/Hamilton would have been a thing of beauty. A ball never would have hit the ground, and Longoria would have had the protection in the lineup that he's lacking.

When Hamilton becomes a free agent, he should come back to Tampa and take a discounted contract just to pay the organization back for everything it did for him.
View user's profileSend private messageICQ Number
Darque
ArchMaster Poster
ArchMaster Poster


Joined: Jun 21, 2002
Posts: 2516
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Andarus wrote:
Here's what really bothers me about the Josh Hamilton situation.

The Rays invested millions in this guy, and stuck with him while he became addicted to every illegal substance on the planet.

Their reward? To watch him blossom in another city. An outfield of Crawford/Upton/Hamilton would have been a thing of beauty. A ball never would have hit the ground, and Longoria would have had the protection in the lineup that he's lacking.

When Hamilton becomes a free agent, he should come back to Tampa and take a discounted contract just to pay the organization back for everything it did for him.


Wasn't Hamilton a Rule 5 Draft pick by the Cubs? If that's the case, then the Rays passed on him as a viable player and have no one to blame but themselves. Granted I can see the frustration though.

Only other Rule 5 Draft pick I know that is as awesome is Johann Santana. A bit injury prone, but I'm sure the Astros are kicking themselves everytime they have to bat against him or see a Mets game.

_________________
Master Darque

Darque Knights -- 10, 20
Darque Forces -- 45, 47
Darque Ages -- 81
Sorcerer Kings -- 83
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mailYahoo Messenger
Obregon
Advanced Master Poster
Advanced Master Poster


Joined: Jul 06, 2010
Posts: 442
Location: The most interesting place in the world

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Whodathunkit?

I'm in shock and giddy disbelief.

_________________
Stay deadly, my friends.
Active: Far Travelers (16, 81), James Bondage (5), Bunion Squad (7), Rogues Gallery (10), Reptile Rampage (21), Order of Battle (32), Forking Disasters (47), Death Cult (51)
View user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
Post new topicReply to topic
View previous topic Log in to check your private messages View next topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Powered by phpBB 2.0.10 © 2001 phpBB Group

Version 2.0.6 of PHP-Nuke Port by Tom Nitzschner © 2002 www.toms-home.com
Forums ©
:: fisubsilver shadow phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by coldblooded (www.nukemods.com) ::