The Rangers clinched a postseason berth with last night’s win over the Angels and the magic number is down to “1” for their sixth division title in franchise history. Texas needs one more win or an Astros loss to take the A.L. West. The worst team in the entire league last year is now on the brink of a division championship. I don’t know how Jeff Banister doesn’t win AL Manager of the Year. What a turnaround, not only from last season, but from that horrible 7-14 April!
Never ever quit? That hokey little phrase apparently means something.
Martin Perez faces Jared Weaver at the Ballpark tonight. When it’s over, Whitney and I won’t drive immediately to the Academy here in Amarillo as we did in 2010. As we learned here in 2011, it takes about two weeks to get the championship T-shirts way up here. Again, living in Amarillo is like almost living in Texas.