Friday, June 22, 2012

Oz's Start Goes About As Well As Possible

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Oz didn't throw a no hitter or complete game shutout.

On a serious note, Dave Barnett is still not in the booth.  Sending good vibes his direction, hope the testing he's undergoing reveals all is OK.

Josh struck out 3 times and according to Busby (subbing in for Barnett) Josh hasn't hit a homer in fourteen days.  For most that's not a big deal but, with the clip at which Josh was hitting them at the beginning of the season, it is a drought for Josh.  And Gentry tweaked his ankle legging out an attempt at a bunt single.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Oz was great, especially for his first start. Win streak at 7.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: I'm going to say what maybe no one else will say or thinks.  I think Busby is great on the TV broadcast.  Does that mean I'd like him to stay on the TV broadcast even when Barnett is (hopefully) ready to resume his duties as the TV play by play guy?  No, absolutely not.  But, I wouldn't mind seeing a booth of Barnett as play by play and Busby riding shotgun.  I know Tom "TAG" Grieve is, I guess, Mr. Ranger but, listening to the games recently TAG seems to offer very little compared to the knowledge that Busby drops in between nearly every pitch.  TAG talking about the food the booth receives from fans might have been endearing when the Rangers were basement dwellers but now how about a little more baseball talk during the game.  Just a thought.

Since that's likely not to happen since TAG is Mr. Ranger and Busby didn't play ball for the Rangers and isn't a former Rangers GM like TAG...

Alternatively, I'm thinking about pulling an old trick I know others have when watching the Cowboys so they could hear Brad Sham on the radio: I'll turn down the sound on the TV and put on the radio when Busby goes back to the radio booth.  


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