The Rangers pulled a Scott Servais on the Angels and hired Tim Bogar away from the Anaheim organization to be the new bench coach. With any luck, Bogar will bring the things he learned from Joe Maddon and Terry Francona to Ron Washington's dugout while forgetting anything that Bobby Valentine ever did or said. Except hugging. Bobby V seems like an exceptional hugger.
Jeff Wilson writes about the Bogar hire and shares a quote from Bogar where he credits Washington with turning him into a big league ballplayer back in the day.
Anthony Andro too writes about the Rangers poaching Bogar from the Angels while calling him "a hot commodity in coaching circles" which is apparently a hilarious thing that exists.
Evan Grant writes that Bogar could help the Rangers' defensive dramatically by A) using more infield shifts and B) not being Jackie Moore.
Richard Durrett offers some bullet points on what Bogar will bring to the bench for Texas. None of Durrett's bullet points plainly state "Bogar will make in-game strategic decisions while Ron Washington maintains his position of fun cool babysitter in the clubhouse," but, here's hoping.
Tim Cowlishaw writes about a "nightmarish" Fall Classic that begins tomorrow between a demonic St. Louis Cardinals team that tortures our memories and a haunting Boston Red Sox team littered with ghosts from our past.
Durrett begins his 2013 Texas Rangers Defining Dozen series with Defining Moment No. 12: Three straight walkoff wins to sweep Anaheim
That was a pretty good time.
Grant and Kevin Sherrington stopped by SportsDay On Air to answer: When are the Rangers gonna get some power up in here? Both suggest that, now that Jose Abreu signed with Chicago, the Rangers should bring Nelson Cruz back.
The DMN quotes a scout as thinking Masahiro Tanaka is better than Yu Darvish because he's got guts and throws fastballs/strikes.
Lastly, Grant and Sherrington were asked who is the face of the franchise now that Nolan Ryan has hit the dusty trail. (It's Elvis. Duh.)