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Funny, In a Way

So LookoutLanding is pissed, and I don't blame them one bit. And before I get started, I am in no way advocating registering a username on their site and rubbing anything in their faces...no sense stirring the pot when we have exactly nothing to back it up with, and that would just be shitty.

I know it may be a little immature, but to be honest, I feel a bit better about being a Rangers fan now that they have overtaken Seattle in the standings, if only for one more day. The Rangers have been the USS Disappointment, flagship of the Broken Sports Dream Navy in the sea of my 28 years of life, and I have had some extreme lows with this team - especially the last two summers.

At any rate, before the Ms signed Bedard, I guessed the Rangers, M's and A's would be in a 3 way race to the bottom (not that I thought the Angels would be 105 game winners or anything - I'm still guessing about 90 wins). But after they signed Bedard, the national media (read: espn douches, mostly) began to throw around these wild projections that Seattle was the new favorite in the West. While I think Bedard is a significant upgrade, which he is, the rest of the team is just kind of shitty. They signed Brad Wilkerson (and DFA'd him), and they still have Richie Sexson playing first. Seriously, what did they expect?

The Mariners expected to win the division, and since they are as bad as the Rangers (at least in record), I find it amusing and in some way, satisfying. Childish and smug, sure, but I have very little to hang on to with the Rangers at this point (and if someone tells me how stocked the farm system is and to look to the future, I'm going to be sick).

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