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October 05, 2010

Rangers wrapup of Tuesday at the Trop

For the second consecutive day, the Rangers went through a full workout at Tropicana Field, with pitchers working on fielding drills and the team going through full infield drills. Manager Ron Washington likes it that way because he wants his team to be sharp after two off days.

The oddest sight in Tuesday's workout was Scott Feldman throwing early batting practice. It's hard to watch that knowing Feldman was the team's Opening Day starter and he won't be on the playoff roster.

As for who is in the dugout for the Rangers games, it won't be just the 25 players on the roster. The team is allowed to submit a list of extra players who can be in the dugout. So expect to see a few extra Rangers with the team.

If you're worried about the clubhouse being tight, don't be. Not much has changed. The running gag Tuesday was an exploding pen that went off like a cap gun when the lid was taken off. Pitching coach Mike Maddux fell victim to it when Derek Holland acted like he wanted an autographed ball. Holland obviously isn't worried about his spot on the postseason roster, and I don't think he should be.

If you're into this kind of thing, the bodog.com odds of the Rangers winning the AL are 9/2. That's the worst of the four teams.

The Arlington police department sent out a release about Saturday's game, which will start about 90 minutes after Texas A&M begins pulling off its upset of Arkansas. Here's a little from the release.

        Events will start at 10 a.m. with a pre-game parade hosted by the Texas A&M Corp of Cadets, followed by the Arkansas Razorback Band. Portions of Legends and Cowboys way will be closed for approximately one hour. Stadium parking lots will open at 9 a.m. for fans wishing to view the parade.

  • The Texas A&M University Aggies and University of Arkansas Razorbacks are scheduled to play at 2:30 p.m. in Cowboys Stadium. Stadium doors open at 12:30 p.m.

  • The Texas Rangers third game in the playoff series against the Tampa Bay Rays is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. at Rangers Ballpark. Rangers parking lots will open at 11 a.m. with gates opening at 1 p.m.

That should have everything covered. We're heading to Sloppy Joe's for dinner tonight.

- Anthony Andro




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