NEWBERG REPORT PLUS — OCTOBER 22, 2006
More Kenny and Keystone.
Maybe you’re disgusted to see Kenny Rogers succeed, or maybe it breaks your heart. Maybe you couldn’t be happier to see him do this.
But no matter how you feel about the guy, you have to be awed by his October. He is, right now, the epitome of an ace.
I’m just disappointed in the circumstances that led to his departure, for the third time, from the organization he really didn’t want to leave. Make no mistake: he’s far from blameless, he’s not a victim. He made his bed. I won’t forgive him for screwing up his place in this thing.
But as much as I hate that he’s not part of the Rangers rotation, I’m thrilled to see the way he’s risen to this occasion, as much as any underdog pitcher in this league has in a long time.