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Dear RANGER NATION,

Recently there has been a lot of talk about the Opening Day starting line-up of the Texas Rangers. Everyone is concerned with what Ron Washington will do. So far the predictions have been:
Ian Kinsler
Elvis Andrus
Josh Hamilton
Adrian Beltre (providing he is healthy)
Nelson Cruz
Michael Young
Mitch Moreland
Yorvit Torealba
Julio Borbon

Not bad, Michael Young fans are screaming bloody murder though with last year’s batting average of .284, on base percentage of .330, a slugging average of .444, an OPS of 774, 99 runs, 21 homeruns, and 91 RBIs.
Josh Hamilton fans are trying to figure out why he is hitting third.
Who is Yorvit Torealba and didn’t we trade for someone by the name of
Mike Napoli? Have fun with that one Toronto!

This though is not about Michael Young or the off season moves; it is about the line-up on Opening Day. Now I agree with Ron Washington about the three, four, and five spots; All Star Josh Hamilton moving the runners over by hitting the ball everywhere and clearing the bases with his three run homeruns. All Star Adrian Beltre protecting All Star Josh (Hamilton) from being walked with his lifetime batting average of .275, on base percentage of .328, a slugging average of .462, an OPS of 791, 912 runs, 278 homeruns, and 1008 RBIs, and how can you argue with All Star Nelson Cruz picking EVERYONE up in the five hole.
Below is where I disagree with Ron Washington:
Elvis Andrus
Ian Kinsler
Josh Hamilton
Adrian Beltre
Nelson Cruz
Julio Borbon
Michael Young
Mitch Moreland
Yorvit Torealba

In Baseball, I believe speed kills and the more speed you can get up front for the power hitters the more difficult and uncomfortable you can make it for the pitchers in playing ‘small ball’ (taking what the defense gives you, making the most out of it, and then pounding the ever loving snot out of the opposing team when they make mistakes). I wanted to put Michael Young in 8th but I think there might be a bounty put on my head and I would be murdered for doing that. I have speed in the front with Elvis, and Kinsler moving him over (providing he stays healthy). I changed the back of the line-up with Borbon hitting 6th , Young picking him up, Moreland protecting Young. Let’s not forget Torbela a hit batting average of .271, on base percentage of .343, a slugging average of .378, an OPS of 721, 31 runs, 7 homeruns, and 37 RBIs last year for some lousy good for nothing team named the San Diego Padres. Who are those stinking guys?
I believe as well in Ron Washington though. There I said it. I am on the record and on the ‘WASH’ train. Last year I was just waiting for the sale of the Texas Rangers to go through and ‘WASH’ to be run out of town but after last year’s post season how could you not be a fan? How could you not be a fan of “The Best Manager” that the Texas Rangers have ever had? Better than “The Great” Johnny Oats (may he rest in peace and my prayers go out to his family), better than Bobby Valentine, better than Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog, or yes “The Amazing” Ted Williams. So, I will trust ‘WASH’s judgment. BAD Sports Entertainment will be there on Opening Day rooting for OUR TEXAS RANGERS to pound the ever loving snot out of the Boston Redsox when they make mistakes.
Go Rangers,

BAD Sports Entertainment

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