In the midst of a pennant race into mid-September for only the fifth time in 37 seasons, the Texas Rangers promptly lost 13 of 19 games. Their uncharacteristically punchless offense failed to score at least 800 runs for the first time in 14 years. Star outfielder Josh Hamilton crashed back to Earth in a heap of injuries, alcohol relapse and putrid production. They missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. And their cash-strapped owner, Tom Hicks, had to borrow money from Major League Baseball to meet payroll and has stuck a For Sale sign outside Rangers... More >>>
Theres only one reason Ron Washington has the right to be this happy: He is thinking about the Rangers prospects for next seasonnot the
results of this one.