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Texas Monthly Rangers article



While watching the Rangers play like crap tonight I read the article in my Texas Monthly that came today.  Pretty good read.  Wash and his managing style are of course discussed.  Players talking about how he can get to the heart of an issue without hurting anyone's feelings.  Which I took to mean he can criticize without it coming off as criticism. 

Nolan is a topic as well.  Made him out to be far more emotional, in the sensitive sense, than I would have guessed.  The author pointed out how Nolan came out of the MY fiasco with Mike "utterly at peace" with Ryan while pissed at JD.  Nothing you didn't already know of course but some interesting quotes.  

Hamilton is a major topic as you'd expect.  The article discussed the amount of time he commits to telling his story and that the time he's giving might be too much. 

None of that is what prompted me to make a fanpost though.  I mean it's a kind of interesting article with mostly stuff you already knew but just enough new information that you'll learn something.  Although the premise that the 90's Rangers weren't worthy of following kind of pissed me off.  Anyway, what jumped out at me was this:

In 2008 it was Wilson who told ESPN.com that no one in the Rangers locker room was talking about the historic election.  When a teammate challenged him, Wilson defended his comment by writing on a message board that the average major leaguer "is a relative douchbag."  Another former Ranger - Wilson won't identify him - recognized the description and posted paper copies of the quote in each players locker.

"The reality is that at the time I wrote it there was a guy on our team that was gambling on sports,' Wilson says ' This guy, I just didn't have any respect for him.  I was thinking, if this guy needed money, maybe he would be on baseball.  I didn't see anything in his moral fiber that would stop him from doing that."

Interesting, I was on here that fateful night when we lost BGL as a member forever, and  I sure don't remember it having to do with anyone gambling.

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