Way back in March, I was tasked with previewing the Texas Rangers' season. Confidently - defiantly? - I predicted that while the Angels would likely be mediocre at best, the Rangers shouldn't have expected to be much better. Naturally, both squads went in opposite directions, as the Angels' rotation was devastated by injuries, while also experiencing some bouts of bad luck on the field of play. The Rangers, meanwhile, had everything go right, riding good fortune all the way to the best record in the AL.
Apparently the good folks in Texas remember more than the Alamo, as several of our friends from over at Lonestar Ball were quick to remind me of my failed prediction, once it was clear Texas would cruise to a division title. Some of my favorite nuggets sitting in my email box:
Previewing Texas Rangers?? Do you still have a job? #nevereverquitSincerest thanks for your prediction last March that the Texas Rangers would be bad this year and were just average. Guess what ? The best team in the AL is sending you a crow pie!!