Monthly Archives: September 2010

Texas Rangers: 2010 AL West Champs

I'd let Darren Oliver pour champagne on me.

I’d be remiss not to comment on this achievement. It’s been 11 long years since the Rangers were in the playoffs.

I was 11 then.

Things have changed a lot since then. We started a new war. We elected a black president. We learned that a pitching staff headed by Ryan Drese is a terrible idea.

None of that seems to matter right now. We’ve made it back. I’m sure a lot of people in traditional baseball towns like New York or Boston made fun of the Rangers for going crazy in the clubhouse after clinching the division, citing the act-like-you’ve-been-there-before corollary in the Book of Baseball.

But that’s the thing: The Rangers haven’t really been there before. Just three postseason trips and a whopping one playoff win in their 38-year history–or 49 years if you include their time spent as the Washington Senators.

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It’s been a while (cue Staind)

So my promise to have our Colombia trip all blogged and ready in a hurry didn’t exactly work out. That may have had something to do with the fact that I had a week upon returning to find a place to live in and move to San Antonio. In case you didn’t know, I got a full-time job with the San Antonio Express-News. I cover high schools and the University of Incarnate Word. It’s pretty cool so far.

In the mean time, I’ve been working, obviously, and adjusting to a new city and living on my own. It’s different, that’s for sure. I plan on blogging about my adventures in this new city. I’ve got my first one already planned about a recent trip to a great BBQ place here in town.

But before I can do that, the Locker must deal with this Colombia situation. So, how about a slide show? It will be quick and dirty and photos are much more interesting than my rambling writing, right?  I couldn’t figure out how to add captions, but the order of photos are Villa de Leyva, Rio Claro, Medellin, Cartagena and Santa Marta. Have a particular question/comment about a place? Comment!

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