I’ve been warding off a cold for a few days and have some things to say about Clint Hurdle, the Rangers’ new hitting coach whose presence at his Thursday press conference reminded me of Mike Maddux during his own introduction to the media almost exactly one year ago, about the free agency filings of a number of Rangers veterans, about this Jermaine Dye idea, about a few fall and winter ball developments.  Bear with me.  I’ll get to those things in a day or two.

I’ll have nothing to say, however, about the Yankees’ World Series win and the national media’s sympathy card to the team and its fans for having to fight through nine grueling years to reclaim what apparently belonged to them.  I had no idea how punishing that must have been.  I now realize what a crummy, insensitive baseball fan I’ve been.  Thank you, national media.  

In the meantime, this week’s Friday haiku:

                  Hearing Hurdle talk
                  Makes me want to grab a bat 
                  (Umm, in a good way)


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(c) Jamey Newberg
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