Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I'm glad this guy is on my (favorite) team

The Rangers are 26-20 and have a three game lead over Oakland in the A.L. West. I'm a long suffering Rangers fan so I've been here before. I'll enjoy it while it lasts and if, by some miracle, it lasts until the end of the season...well, I'll just enjoy it it while I can. Of course I'm hopeful that the playoffs are in the picture this season. If the Rangers make the playoffs this year, they'll owe it partly to this guy.

No, that's not a custom. It's from the 2010 Topps Rangers Team Set.

Vlad has been amazing this season.

Last night, the Rangers beat the Royals 8-7. Vlad was 3-5 with a double, 2 homers, 2 runs scored and 5 RBIs. The 5 RBIs gave him the Major League lead in that category (according to

His numbers for this year are just amazing. He is batting .347 (2nd in the A.L), with 29 runs scored, 8 doubles, 12 homers (4th in the A.L.), 42 RBIs and even has 4 steals. He has 8 walks and only 18 strikeouts. I don't know how long he can keep this up, but I'm going to enjoy every minute of it. He was often referred to as a Ranger killer in his time with the Angels, so it's nice to have him on our side this season.


  1. I was at the game last night. The Rangers were just crushing the ball. The two homers by Vlad were pretty well struck, and the blast by Hamilton was amazing. Of course, I was rooting for the Royals though. :) I'll be at the game this afternoon also, I'm hoping for some homeruns for MY team this time.

  2. Wow, only 18 Ks. That might be the most amazing stat right there.

  3. I love Vlad. He's like the anti-Barry Bonds. Bonds gets up there with enough body armor to play linebacker and gloats around about his juiced up records. Vlad rolls up with no batting gloves, looking like he's just off the boat and slaps around anything within a country mile of the plate.

    And he doesn't make a deal of it.

    I love that guy.

  4. I was begging the Mariners to pick up Vladdy but apparently we were pretty content with out Mike Sweeney/Ken Griffey Jr. platoon. That's working out real well...

  5. he was one hell of a pick up, and is adding some needed experience to a young club...I still wish Michael Young was a superstar...

  6. Any chance of you picking up an extra one of those team sets? I would be willing to trade or buy. Thanks.