Haven’t Rangers fans suffered enough? Yeah, I know it’s an easy topic, but come on. The guy was the worst President of my lifetime. Was one of the worst team presidents. Why do this to the people of Arlington? Sure, he won’t be much worse than what the Rangers usually put up on the mound, but still, didn’t we decide a while ago that this asshole was to be sent to Crawford, never to be heard from again? If you want to put up an a-hole to throw out the first pitch, why not have Roger Clemens do the job? At least he could demonstrate some skills to their younger pitchers.
Of course, Bush will probably sit with GM Jon Daniels and discuss his litany of fuck-ups, while Daniels will retort with how the Rangers could have a pitching staff that includes Edison Volquez, John Danks, Armando Galarraga, and Chris Young. All 4 of these former Ranger starters had ERA’s under 4.00 in 2008, while the best starter they had in 2008 was Vincent Padilla, with an ERA of 4.74. Really, it’s fucking amazing that Daniels has a job. His track record so far is so bad that Dubya considered him for the job of FEMA director. Way to go, Brownie, I mean Dannie. (I know that the Rangers have a promising group of young pitchers in their farm system, but they ain’t as promising as the 4 guys that Daniels traded. These 4 pitchers have been highly successful on the major league level.)
Here’s a great tune by Elbow. In the A3/THE THE vein.