Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Congratulations, Texas Beltres

RANGERS 4, RAYS 3; TEXAS WINS ALDS 3-1

Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a third baseman who led the league in HR. He then left the Dodgers for Seattle, and then ended up with the Texas Rangers. And today, he hit three solo HR (the seventh player in history to hit 3 HR in a game, and the first since Adam Kennedy in 2002 (a game which I attended and could not believe)) to send the Rangers to the next round of the 2011 playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Rays were lowered. Get it?

Congratulations, Texas!

photo: AP / Lynne Sladky

9 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Sax is mentally erasing all traces of the Red Sox' existence already.

Jason said...

I'm at a conference in San Francisco and the Giants have a booth. Why the Giants have a booth at a tech conference is confusing as it is, but they just wheeled out their World Series trophy. I'm debating how best to mock them. Suggestions?

Mr. Customer said...

That depends on your willingness to get arrested.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Ask them if they can wheel out their blind squirrel too?

knit said...

you meant, in a post-season game

karina said...

I <3 Beltre.Forever.

Fernie V said...

I was thinking the exact same thing. Why isn't he still our third baseman?

Steve Sax said...

2004, runner up to Bonds in the MVP race with 48 HR and a 163 OPS+, looked pretty good to me.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, I thought I had seen a comment from Spank wondering what the hubbub was about Beltre