Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler unloaded a series of grievances against Angel Hernandez on Tuesday, one day after the veteran umpire ejected him for arguing balls and strikes. Speaking to reporters, Kinsler said that Hernandez, who has been a major league umpire since 1993, "needs to re-evaluate his career choice" because he's "messing with baseball games." "I'm surprised at how bad an umpire he is," Kinsler said, according to the The Detroit News. "I don't know how, for as many years he's been in the league, that he can be that bad. He needs to re-evaluate his career choice, he really does. Bottom line. "If I get fined for saying the truth, then so be it. He's messing with baseball
Good morning. Levi Weaver recaps a nifty 6-2 win for the Rangers over the Detroit Tigers last night as they bounced back from Sunday’s loss. Jeff Wilson reacts to the Rangers’ win while pondering if umpires are out to get Jeff Banister. T.R. Sullivan writes that it looks like sacrifice bunts are back on the menu, boys. Barry Horn writes that if you believe that the Rangers are actually in the race to make the postseason, last night’s win is the kind of game that gives you hope. Wilson addresses Elvis Andrus and his potential to opt-out of his current contract after next season or stick around and become an all-time great Ranger. Evan Grant has a profile piece on Elvis and his first month of being
It was an emotional return to the mound for Chad Bettis on Monday night. Bettis had been an anchor of the Colorado Rockies lineup last season leading the team in wins and innings pitched, but had not seen major league action yet this year after being diagnosed with testicular cancer last November. Bettis said after the game that keeping his emotions in check was, understandably, one of the toughest parts of the night. "You try to get your mind clear because of the task at hand, and then to be hit with that emotion, it was unbelievable," Bettis said.