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03/24/2014

The Curse of Nolan Ryan is real

07_charlie-riedel-apPeople laughed, mocked and ridiculed me when on Jan. 16, 2014 I wrote in this brilliant, award-winning column the Texas Rangers were cursed.

You do the math.

Oct. 15, 2013 - Nolan Ryan leaves Texas Rangers.

Jan. 15, 2014 - Starting pitcher Derek Holland trips over his dog, Wrigley, and as a result has micro fracture surgery on his knee. He says he will be back in June. The team is saying after the All-Star break. My guess is that he is out for the year, but he is pushing hard to come back so ... 

February 14, 2014 - Pitcher Joseph Ortiz has a fractured left foot, and is currently on the disabled list.

February, 2014 - Starting pitcher Matt Harrison, who made two starts in 2013, had two back surgeries in 2013 as well as thoracic outlet sydnrome. He came to camp healthy, but his return has been delayed by stiffness in his back. He will start the season on the disabled list. The team is hoping for an April return

March 19, 2014 - Starting shortstop Elvis Andrus reported tightness in his right elbow, which MRI results showed negative. He should be able to play on Opening Day. 

March 22, 2014 - Ace starting pitcher Yu Darvish has reported neck stiffness, and may miss his scheduled Opening Day start against the Phillies. He is now doubtful to make that start.

March 23, 2014 - The Rangers say second baseman Jurickson Profar has suffered a torn teres major muscle in his right shoulder and will miss the first three months of the season.

March 24, 2014 - Catcher Geovany Soto has a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee and will miss 10 weeks.
Also, minor league prospect Engel Beltre has a fracture in his right tibia and will start the season on the disabled list. 

You don't have to believe in any Nolan Ryan Curse to know the Rangers need help.

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Comments

Davidmar

They ridiculed me and thought I was mad, but I showed them all. All my friends laughed me at the Star-Telegram, but nobody's laughing now. Bwahaha! I'm not crazy I tell you, I'm Mac Engel, and I know a curse when I see one. The voices in my head were right. I proved without a shadow of doubt that injuries are not part of the game. Now all you fools know that the only way anyone ever gets injured in MLB is through the placement of a hex courtesy of a former team president.

Bobke

I hate it for Ron Wash since he will be the one that loses his job and not that loser GM and those two idiot owners.

rockjohny

Engle Beltre' breaks his leg and doesn't deserve an article much less even a mention in a blog? Poor guy! Is he not curse-worthy?

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