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The latest news on the Texas Rangers and Kevin Elster fan sites

In '96, Kevin Elster drove in 99 runs as the team's everyday No. 9 hitter. In 2014, no Ranger had more than 77 RBI
In '96, Kevin Elster drove in 99 runs as the team's everyday No. 9 hitter. In 2014, no Ranger had more than 77 RBI
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Good morning. Happy Presidents' Day. Celebrate your nation's leaders by buying a brand new car or some furniture.

Since Presidents' Day is all about advertising for some reason, T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers' business folks are banking on Jeff Banister as the selling point for this season.

Among his various answers during a chat session at the DMN website, Kevin Sherrington thinks that the Rangers should at least be Wild Card contenders if they are healthy this season.

Stefan Stevenson writes about Fort Worth native Yovani Gallardo getting in a pre-spring bullpen session for a group of kids Dynasty Baseball Academy.

Andrew Simon of Sports on Earth takes a look at some memorable winter trades over the last several years and includes one that the Rangers made last year that they probably wish they could take back.

Brian Kenny releases his full top ten list for each position and has a Ranger among this top ten at SP, CF, RF, 1B, and, of course 3B.

Here's part two of John Paschal's look at sports-hate over at The Hardball Times. Be sure to note who wrote some things about hating people there at the top of the article. (It's me. I wrote some things.)

Over at Lone Star Ball's Facebook page, we asked for your favorite thing about Spring Training. I reckon in about three weeks your favorite thing about Spring Training will be that it eventually ends.

Finally, our man Stu intuitively knew of my love for Kevin Elster and rad '90s Geocities websites so he sent over this gem from a time that Internet forgot.

Have a nice day.