G75: Rangers lose finale at Kingdome, 5-2

The final game at the Kingdome, and we lost. Damn. On Friday, it was the home run show by the Rangers. On Saturday, it was the walk show by the Rangers. Today it was the Ken Griffey show. He powered the offense, robbed us of a three run home run (off Juan’s bat), and generally showed why he’s regarded as the best centerfielder in the game today. He was quite cool to watch.
It was an interesting game, as three people got ejected – two Rangers (Royce Clayton & Johnny Oates), and one Mariner (Edgar Martinez). Royce was arguing a call, and got tossed, and when Johnny came out to defend Royce, he got tossed, too. Baseball is one of those weird sports where when you’re at home, and your manager is arguing, the crowd cheers even more when your own guy gets thrown out. You’d think the fans would boo, but they cheer. :)
We lost, and I was annoyed by that, but it seemed like a great game to watch. It’s a pity it was on Fox Sports Southwest, as they have no concept of post game show. I wish this was on Channel 39, as we would have gotten to see some of the post game stuff, which I really wanted to see.
I hope Tom Hicks moves the Rangers to his own station for all 162 games, and does good pre-and post game shows. It’s obvious Fox Sports Southwest doesn’t know how to do that. :(
Tom Goodwin was back off the disabled list, pushing Scarborough Green back down to AAA. Ruben Mateo is still on the DL, and is supposed to go straight to AAA when he’s off the list. Today’s DMN reports that Eric Gunderson’s rehab assignment outing didn’t go all that well.