There’s poetry in this game

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Everyone’s waxing effusive about Opening Day.  People have been waxing effusive about baseball forever.  To that end, here’s a nice look at baseball poetry from The Poetry Foundation.

And just so you know, from here on out, I will not refer to myself as “trolling” Philly fans. Rather, I’m “ruthlessly pricking their gonfalon bubble.”

Rangers hire Julio Rangel as new pitching coach

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The Texas Rangers have hired Julio Rangel as their new pitching coach.

Rangel has spent 12 seasons a minor league pitching instructor for the Giants and Indians.

Rangel replaces departing pitching coach Doug Brocail. Under Brocail the Rangers ranked 13th in runs allowed per game in the American League.