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Ron Washington shows up for Michael Young's number retirement

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Ron Washington played hooky to come to Arlington to see Michael Young's No. 10 retired.

Players' Weekend is coming and the Rangers are ready with their nicknames

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Players' Weekend is back, I swear. It might be a little difficult to read but the players are going monochrome later this month.

The Cheap Seats at Arlington Stadium - June 1975

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The Cheap Seats at Arlington Stadium - June 1975 -- WFAA TV

Rangers hashtag for 2019 a choose your own adventure

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MLB teams have debuted their special Twitter hashtags for 2019 and the Rangers have chosen a peculiar statement that dares to let you finish the thought. In the wake of the #NeverEverQuit years, the Rangers have opted this season for #TogetherWe So, Together We what? I guess it's up to you to decide.

Jeff Mathis Projected to be Second in Framing

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FanGraphs added pitch framing to their database, and it’s bejng included in Steamer forecasts. In the case of Jeff Mathis, he’s projected to be the second best catcher in terms of runs saved per game by fooling umpires in to calling more strikes. That’s pretty cool! The result is only about 22 runs saved for 120 games, which honestly pretty solid when taken apart from hitting and other defense, though not necessarily solid enough to make me like Jeff Mathis. While we’re at it, Isiah Kiner-Falefa is forecasted to be the worst framer in the game, at about -25 runs per 120 games. In all, adding pitch framing to the Steamer projections added about a win to the Texas forecast.

Joey Gallo has adopted a joey

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They call him Joey Gallo and now Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is the proud adopter of a real live joey kangaroo of his own. If you're feeling like you're having a bit of déjà vu, it's because this also happened two days ago when Ronald "The Condor" Guzman adopted a condor. I don't know what will happen next but maybe Rougned Odor will bring a Wicks 'n' Sticks franchise to the Parks Mall at Arlington or Elvis Andrus will buy Graceland.

Ronald Guzman has adopted a condor

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They call him The Condor and now Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman is the proud adopter of a real live condor of his own.

Fans Scouting Report 2018

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Now hosted at Fangraphs. I hope you guys pitch in like you always have, and evaluate your team: Registration required, but free.

Farmer Beltre and his chicks for rookie dress up

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In the words of Matt Hicks: Old MacBeltre had a farm Izzy, Guzi, Yo