Monday Morning Manager…DEFCON 1
Is this DEFCON 1?
According to the United State military: this refers to maximum readiness. It is not certain whether this has ever been used, but it is reserved for imminent or ongoing attack on U.S. armed forces or U.S. territory by a foreign military power.
Maybe we are at DEFCON 2
According to Wikipedia: “his refers to a further increase in force readiness just below maximum readiness. The most notable time it was declared was during the Cuban Missile Crisis, although the declaration was limited to Strategic Air Command. It is not certain how many times this level of readiness has been reached.”
When it comes to the Rangers, DEFCON 2 certainly seems quite reachable on many occasions.
Actually prefer the term Apocalypse Now, which means that people think the sky is about to fall on the Rangers. Sometimes it seems the Rangers live in a perpetual state of Apocalypse Now
Maybe it’s part of living in the shadow of the NFL Death Star, where everything is Apocalypse Now.
So the Angels are here, fresh off their sweep of the Oakland Athletics. The Rangers are still holding a two-game lead in the American League West despite the weekend disaster in the True North Strong and Free.
But the Angels are just 21/2 games out and starting to flex their muscles. As Gomer Pyle would say:
Now they are sitting on the Rangers doorstep, although this is just a two-game series. Then come the Orioles and then the Cubs.
So, as we all bunker down for DEFCON 1 or 2…
1. What was your take on the disaster in Toronto?
2. Describe how you see the condition of the Rangers starting rotation?
3. A.J. Pierzynski anybody?
4. Are the Angels starting to prove people wrong in the forecasting of their demise?
5. How much is the ownership situation hurting the Rangers?