Monday Morning Manager…
Today is Carl Yastrzemski’s birthday. The player now referred to as the Greatest Living Red Sox turns 72 today. Not sure how he’ll spend the day but word is a good bet is that he will be fishing somewhere on the Merrimack River up in New England.
The high in Merrimack, N.H. will be 79 degrees. The Red Sox will celebrate Yaz’s birthday by playing in 100 degree heat here in Arlington as the Rangers open up a 10-game homestand after their swing through Oakland, Anaheim and the South Side.
The heat is still here and so are the Angels. They are only four games behind the Rangers and due in for the weekend after the for games with the Red Sox. Then come the Rays to finish off the series, and then the Rangers are off to Boston and Tampa.
That will be in September and maybe the heat will break by then. But right now it is still hot in Texas and hot in the American League West. If anybody thought things would cool off by now, they haven’t unless you are fishing on the Merrimack River.
Why, they told me to take a streetcar named Desire and then transfer to one called Cemetery and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields.
Blanche DuBois, A Street Car Named Desire.
1. Anybody worried about the Angels?
2. Who is a tougher opponent, the Red Sox or the Yankees?
3. The Angels are signing Jered Weaver to a five-year, $85 million contract. Should the Rangers do the same with C.J. Wilson?
4. Do you feel comfortable when Mike Adams and Koji Uehara come into a game?
5. Who is the Greatest Living Ranger?