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Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by TheCowboy, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Let's Go Rangers! Opening day is tomorrow. Beat the Sox!
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Thinking about going.
  3. WDN

    WDN Benched

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    Be prepared to pay an arm and leg for a ticket. The scalpers are goo.g to make a killing.
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah. I checked out the prices and it's pretty steep. In fact, someone said on the radio yesterday that average secondary market sales prices for Rangers tickets so far are 3rd in the major leagues right now behind the Yankess and Red Sox. We'll see how long that lasts.
  5. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    For my 5000th post. Lets go Rangers.
  6. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    For those of you actually living in Texas, you are so lucky.
  7. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    All the Texas pide. What brought you to New York?
  8. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    They haven't allowed scalpers in Arlington for several years now - just Stub Hub and that kind of thing. But yes, it will be pricey.
  9. WDN

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    And they haven't sold drugs in arlington either....
  10. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    So, you know where to find the underground scalp houses in the bad part of town that are smuggling tickets across the border from Mexico?

    Of course there are ways to find tickets 2nd hand, but I'm referring to someone going to the game expecting to find scalpers. That aint there. If you have any experience attending Ranger games you will know this was once an accepted practice and you could find scalpers up and down the streets leading to the park. That is no longer the case. You may be able to find tickets advertised in the news paper, and I'm sure there are some sleaze balls a person could find if they looked hard enough, but like I said, the best chance of finding tickets is 2nd hand marketers ike Stub Hub and others.
  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Two sides of a coin already:

    Julio Borbon has already made an error...that took all of one at bat for that to happen. The Red Sox scored an unearned run.

    Good news is that Kinsler hit a homer on the Rangers 1st at bat of the season.
  12. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    Borbon isn't going to last a the everyday centerfielder. As usual the team will eventually reach the conclusion that David Murphy needs to be in the lineup. The only thing Borbon has over Murphy is pure speed, and even with that Murphy is just a good at going after balls because he gets a better jump. Murphy has a better glove and dramatically stronger arm too, and is a better hitter in terms of both average and power. Essentially Borbon is only better as a base stealer.
  13. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Bad to know that Darren Oliver still sucks!
  14. MegaMagick

    MegaMagick Active Member

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    *sigh* Accidently slept through the game, glad the Rangers came through though.
  15. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    MurphDog best 4th outfielder in baseball.
  16. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    Great season opener. Borbon's act is old, Murphy has always outperformed, time for him to be the everyday player.
  17. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I love Hamilton in center except for the fact that he always injuries himself out there. He is a far better center fielder than Borbon. All he needs to do is learn to protect himself better and you toss Borbon.

    Give me Murphy in left, Hamilton in center, and Nellie in right. Have Moreland your 4th outfielder if needed.
  18. WDN

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    Hamilton gives 110% in the field so asking him to protect himself isnt going to work. We just need to have smarter play in the outfield and that way we can extend his career by keeping him in left field.

    I have been a Borbon backer for awhile and even I am starting to waiver on him as the answer. They will probably give him some more time but he should be on a short leash. Almost ready to see Beltre out there.
  19. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I have too. The guy has the ability to be a great center fielder, but he is always an error waiting to happen. Maybe the guy needs glasses or something. :bang2:
  20. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    I think at this point its just mental. But he needs to be hitting as well. I always liked Gentry.

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