Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jeff Burroughs


Considered a “good bat-no field” kind of player, Burroughs was a considerable slugging threat during his playing days. Defensively, he was capable but slow. In four full seasons with the Texas Rangers, Burroughs averaged 25.5 home runs a year with a high of 30 homers in 1973. His most productive season came in 1974, whenContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jeff Burroughs”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves


Rants: Roger Goodell… This has been a tough year for the NFL’s Commissioner. Yet once more I’d like to know, how does he get to hand out the suspension to Tom Brady for Deflate gate and then handle his appeal? Usually an appeal is either to someone else of equal or higher authority. What ifContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Now we have a better idea Ron Washington resigned as Rangers Manager


The sudden resignation of former Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington left a lot of heads scratching on September 5th. He is the Rangers winningest manager in their history. The reason for the resignation becomes clearer after his press conference. In a report filed by Stephen Hawkins of AP here is the stated but not statedContinue reading “Now we have a better idea Ron Washington resigned as Rangers Manager”

Ron Washington resigns as Texas Rangers Manager


After reading this story one question came to mind…if Washington’s resignation was not drug related and wasand is indeed a family related issue why resign? why not takea leave of absence for awhile to address the issue then if necessary resign at a later date what is the rush? But please read the following andContinue reading “Ron Washington resigns as Texas Rangers Manager”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Billy Martin


Billy Martin was known as a fighter, he argued with then Yankee Owner George Steinbrenner, he fought with a marshmallow salesman and most famously he fought Reggie Jackson. Mostly Martin fought himself, and alcoholism. Despite the fighting there was no doubt that Billy Martin was one of the best managers of his time. He couldContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Billy Martin”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ivan Rodriquez


Before there was Yadier Molina there was Ivan Rodriquez. One of the best defensive catchers of the modern era, Rodriquez was nothing short of spectacular behind the plate. He threw out would be basestealers at a 45.68%. Rodriquez won the American League MVP in 1999 and is a 14 time all star and a 13Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ivan Rodriquez”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Sundberg


Not every catcher that plays in the Major leagues turns out to be Johnny Bench, Gary Carter or Mike Piazza,or Yadier Molina, if half of them turn to be another Jim Sundberg …then they won’t have a bad career. Sundberg was your classic great receiver, ok hitter. (248 career Batting average). Sundberg though was aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Sundberg”

Shin Soo Choo and Rangers finalize deal


Shin Soo Choo passed a physical exam, and the Texas Rangers will introduce the newly signed outfielder at a Friday press conference, multiple media outlets reported. The team invited the media for a Friday event but did not specify the reason. One of the top outfielders available on the free agent market this winter, ChooContinue reading “Shin Soo Choo and Rangers finalize deal”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Nolan Ryan king of the no hitters


Nolan Ryan was noted for his no hitters he was the king of no hitters (7)the most in major league history. He is tied with Bob Feller for most one-hitters, with 12. Ryan also pitched 18 two-hitters. Yet Ryan never won a Cy Young. Ryan has 5,714 career strikeouts which rank first in baseball history.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Nolan Ryan king of the no hitters”