FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TEXAS RANGERS RELEASE NEW LOGO
Arlington, Texas – July 29, 2014 – In order to properly reflect the current status of the Texas Rangers, the club has today released a new logo. This logo, while very similar to the most recent logo, does contain one new section.
This is a bandage over top of the Texas Rangers logo, which will be sponsored by Band-Aid™ brand adhesives. Rob Matwick, Executive Vice President, Business Operations says, “The money brought in by this new sponsorship will help improve the already extensive medical facilities already deployed (by necessity) by the Texas Rangers”.
Matwick continues, “The Band-Aid brand is one of the most respected brands in American business history, and for the Texas Rangers to align themselves with a much respected business icon can be nothing but beneficial to the long term stability of the Texas Rangers.”
New caps, jerseys, and other merchandise bearing the new logo are available immediately at the Texas Rangers Team Shops at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
About Rangers Baseball LLC: The Texas Rangers are a professional US baseball team and are owned by Rangers Baseball LLC, a consortium of various owners, headed by Ray C. Davis & Bob R. Simpson. The team is part of the Western Division within the American League of Major League Baseball. The team plays its home games in Globe Life Park in Arlington.
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Arlington, TX 76011
Well, the season is over. We got eliminated in Game 163, the tie-breaker.
I’ll probably write something about all this shortly. Today’s news however, is that Bench coach Jackie Moore and coach Dave Anderson will not be back in 2014. That was announced today (Oct 2nd). [ Link ]
There was some noise today that the team wanted to get rid of Moore after the 2012 season, but Wash talked them into keeping him. Not sure what the deal with Dave Anderson was at all. If you ask me, and you haven’t, I’d bring up Steve Buchele to be bench coach. If they do bring up Buuuuuuchele, it might set up some sort of situation like Philly had where Charlie Manuel had Ryne Sandberg hanging around. Charlie had been there for awhile, and the team was struggling, so it kind of seemed to me as a Phillies fan that Sandberg was hanging around waiting for Manuel to get fired. If the Rangers make Buchele Wash’s bench coach, there will probably be a lot of talk about “How long will Wash keep that job until they replace him with Steve Buchele?”
I am NOT in the camp that says we need to get rid of Washington at all. I like him. But he probably needs to show some sort of improvement in 2014, or he probably will be suspect. I believe his contract is up after 2014.
Most importantly, who will Ron Washington hug after wins next year? :)
Well, the Rangers went and traded for Alex Rios. This strikes me as a move that was made more out of necessity due to Nelson Cruz being suspended. I think they probably would have tried to move forward with kids from here, but when we could get Rios, we did. This strikes me as more of a “best player available”, kind of thing. It’s not like Rios is bad. He’s decent enough. Not going to light the world on fire, but a good, solid player at a time when we could use one of those.
We were trying to get him before the deadline, and the Sox apparently wanted some big major league ready guys, so we backed off. In the end, they took merely a PTBNL or cash. The rumours are that they wanted Leury Garcia in return . Garcia is a guy I’d like to hang onto, so as with the Garza trade, we’re sending decent, if young/unproven pieces back for a veteran. At some point we’re gonna run out of pieces like that to send. But I guess it depends on how Rios does here.
The White Sox also sent $1M in cash too, this covers two clauses Rios had in his contract that escalated the value of his 2015 buyout, and his 2014 contract by $500k each. So basically the White Sox covered the increases in his salary due to the trade.
I’m looking forward to see how the Rios bat affects our lineup, which has been surprisingly potent the last couple of weeks. Speedy as well. After the Cruz suspension, it seemed like the “need to steal more bases” light went off.
An event in last night’s game made me think INSTANTLY of Nolan Ryan. So I screen grabbed a shot of them together from the TV, and slapped it on here. Made me laugh. Click it for a larger version.