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Douggy Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

When I was in Round Rock last March to see the Rangers play, one of my favorite memories was chanting “Douggy Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” whenever he’d be up.  Turns out I won’t get to use that AC/DC joke in the majors anymore, as I just noticed he signed a minor league deal with the Angels earlier this month.  Bummer.

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Bert Blyleven Article

As we prepare for a long overdue event – the induction of Bert Blyleven into the Hall of Fame, the thoughts go to looking back at his career.
As it happens, I was emailed this link a day ago, it’s an article that talks about many events and milestones in his career. It’s quite long and detailed, and spends a decent amount of space on his time as a Texas Rangers player. Which is surprising, given the percentage of time he spent as a Ranger vs his overall career.
Some of his Rangers highlights are his 100th career win, multiple 1-0 wins (like A LOT), and his only career no hitter, which also was his last game as a Ranger.
Check out the article, lots of good stuff in there.

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Doug Glanville airmails one

Brief former Ranger Doug Glanville was in Chicago and threw out the first pitch at a Phillies / Cubs game (of which he’s a former player of both of them, too). Anyway, he really airmailed it on the first pitch, check this video out below.
Fortunately, he’s a better writer than a pitcher, I read his book earlier this year, and if you haven’t, you should. Talks about his Texas days, mostly his Phillies days, but the guy is a smart dude, his book was a very easy, very good read.