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Home Run Terminology

Let me modestly propose to add to the lexicon of distant blasts hit by the Rangers.  We already are the beneficiary of some great HR labels, coined by regular posters.  Yet, this year and in the next few seasons, the Rangers have composed a lineup capable of a large number of round trippers.  Now HR's won't win the AL West or the World Series (unless hit situationally), but they are a thrill to see and sometimes a memorable part of Ranger seasons.  Please feel free to modify or extend this list:

H-bombs, Cruz missiles, Davis detonations, Salty slams, Kinsler klouts, Tea baggers, Blalock bombs, Young goes yonder, Byrd blasts, Murphy mashed taters, Max monsters.  Even these, if they are playing:  Metcalf moonshots, Vizquel V-2's, Duran dingers, hot Arias baloons, etc.  

Of course the three or four prominent sluggers will lead the pack.  But don't doubt anyone in the lineup, too much.  In Young's case, homers are scarce but he's a skilled situational hitter.  At a past game, I sat with Tricer at a game.  The Rangers were behind, and situational hitting came up in conversation.  With the Rangers being pretty much shut down, I told Todd to watch Young, we need runs pronto.  MY proceeded to hit not one but two shots out to left center, one in the stands and one into the visitors bullpen.  Depending on the pitch he gets, he can jack as well as push singles to right.  

Now off to the TV, hoping for a great season and a lot of games that are fun to watch.

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