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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news on the Rangers and players of the week

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Good morning. I don't want to look it up but I think the Rangers are like 4-87 at home this season. Texas might have been better off asking the Yankees if they could play the game at the Dr. Pepper youth field in the parking lot.

Katy Clarke recaps the Rangers' 6-2 loss to the Yankees in the opener of a long homestand for Texas.

Anthony Andro writes about Matt Harrison struggling last night because it's apparently easier to toss zeroes at Coors Field than it is at The Ballpark if you're wearing a T on your hat.

Stefan Stevenson suggest perhaps a sacrifice needs to be made at 1000 Ballpark Way to appease whatever entity is angry with the Rangers when they play in Arlington. (Maybe that's why Keone Kela almost killed Shawn Tolleson during warm-ups yesterday afternoon.)

Noted football writer Rick Gosselin thinks Alex Rodriguez owes you, the Rangers fan, an apology. To that I say: Alex Rodriguez doesn't owe you or me anything. Alex Rodriguez was basically Hank Aaron playing shortstop in the years he wore a Rangers jersey. Tom Hicks is the person who owes us an apology.

Cody Stavenhagen writes about Rougned Odor being selected for his first of hopefully many AL Player of the Week honors. Of course, back in Arlington, Roogie went 0-5 last night because Globe Life insurance is a scam.

Stevenson writes about the Rangers reconfiguring their bullpen again as Phil Klein returned and Texas says goodbye to the Ross Ohlendorf experience which bums me out immensely.

In addition to Roogie's Player of the Week honor, Nick Williams was named the player of the week in the Texas League. As well, Jonathan Mayo included Lewis Brinson as an outfielder on his Prospect Team of the Week.

Stavenhagen previews tonight's game between the Rangers and Yankees with Martin Perez making his first start at The Ballpark since May of last year. Hold your breath, everyone.

Finally, here's a video of Jim Bowden saying the Rangers top the list of teams likely to acquire Cole Hamels so now you know it isn't going to happen.

Have a nice day.