Sunday, May 13, 2012

70s Flashback

Love the throwback uniforms on both the @Angels and @Rangers yesterday!

Where are the stirrups though?

Photo Credits:
CJ Wilson, by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images
Josh Hamilton, by Tony Gutierrez/APĀ 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

30 Clubs in 30 Days, Day 24 - Tampa Bay Rays

I’ve mentioned before that I’m fond of the Rays alternate light blue jersey, which I have not yet added to my collection. I also kinda like the team. Not because they manage to contend against the big budget teams, but because they seem like a fun collection of guys. Their manager Joe Maddon is hipster cool too. They need a new place to play though.

I’ve watched two games inside the Tropicana Field dome. The lighting reminded me of a hospital waiting room, and it is unacceptable that the catwalks suspended over the field are actually in play. Here are the ground rules for the catwalks (source - Tampa Bay Rays website):

Batted ball strikes catwalk, light or suspended object over fair territory:

  • Batted ball that strikes either of the lower two catwalks, lights or suspended objects in fair territory: HOME RUN.
  • Batted ball that is not judged a home run and remains on a catwalk, light or suspended object: TWO BASES.
  • Batted ball that is not judged a home run and strikes a catwalk, light or suspended object in fair territory shall be judged fair or foul in relation to where it strikes the ground or is touched by a fielder. If caught by fielder, batter is out and runners advance at own risk.
  • Batted ball strikes catwalk, light or suspended object over foul territory: DEAD BALL
Photo credits
Ben Zobrist, by Jim Davis/Boston Globe
Josh Hamilton, AP Photo
Kyle Farnsworth, by Jason Behnken/Tampa Bay Online
Thursday, March 8, 2012

30 Clubs in 30 Days, Day 4 - Texas Rangers

Someday I’ll add Ryan’s name and number to my Rangers jersey with the blue trim. The one with the red trim came with Canseco’s name and number already stitched in place.