Oakland has the 2nd best record in spring games this year, and somehow they lost their first game?
btw... The A's beat the M's last night 4-1. Bartolo Colon went 8 innings for Oakland, and the sole Mariners run came from a Justin Smoak solo homer.
Rangers are tied for last.
cue the trolls!
While I don't doubt that holds true for some, I think most have been more casual fans in the past since the Rangers have been less than stellar through most of their history. It's hard to get too excited over losing, and only true fans of baseball (in general) want to converse in times of woe, or get so involved in the building process that they understand future ramifications in the daily transactions.
Does that make sense?
We often think of those as bandwagon fans, but in reality many fans of losing teams often find other venues of interest at such times. And I think that explains why many don't know much of anything about our minor league talent, other than those few names the press mentions. (That last statement might be overzealous)
Not really flabbergasting. I've been a Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan too long to be surprised by anything that happens before or during the season. Actually, I'm not a fan of pro football at all anymore.
The baseball season is long enough to give a team that starts out slow catch up and overtake a team that starts out "hot".
from the Star-Telegram:
Mark Lowe struggled in a minor league relief outing. He gave up three runs on three hits with one walk and no strikeouts in a 22-pitch inning.
My opinion, worth 2 cents:
Kirkman, Koji, and ......... umm......myself, lol. I have mastered the art of throwing a slider with a softball.