This is a lost season for the Texas Rangers. Considering it's been 11 days since I posted, you might think this blog is going down the same path. Rest assured, I'm still here. The Rangers poor season is part of my problem, but I'm going through that thing we call "real life" and it's distracting me like you wouldn't believe. Most of you have been there so you probably would believe it.
Back to my Rangers. I was listening to them get destroyed by the mighty Astros on the radio as I drove to work last night and I heard some stunning stats.
Tonight, the Rangers will start Phil Irwin. That's right, Phil WHO? Phil will be the 46th player to appear for the Rangers this season. They had 46 players make an appearance in 2013 and that includes the September call-ups. In 2012, that number was 39 players. You kind of get an idea how the season is going when you hear those numbers.
The Rangers sit at a stellar 38-51 as I write this and if by some miracle they play .500 ball from here on out, they'll have their worse season since 2003 when they finished 71-91.
As hard as the Rangers are to watch and root for right now, I'm still collecting and surprisingly, the guy I'm after the most hasn't played an inning this year.
My most recent Derek Holland pickup is this 2014 Gypsy Queen mini patch #7/10. It only cost me $3 and change and has a nice piece of blue patch, probably from a strip of couch upholstery in the clubhouse.
For those of you that are waiting for packages, rest assured, I haven't forgotten you. I'm really trying to get those out starting in the next few days. Thanks for your patience.