Yup, you guessed it. Had to do it.
I have to admit, it didn’t take me very long to determine what my expectations would be for the Rangers series. I’ve got the Mets dropping two of three.
1. It’s kind of obvious isn’t it?
2. The Rangers’ offense is flat-out scary.
3. Their starting pitching is solid.
I see the Rangers building multiple run leads in their two wins and their weak bullpen barely hanging on. The sole Mets win will come from a dominating start from either Pelfrey, Niese, or Gee.
1. The Mets get two dominating starts from Pelfrey, Niese, or Gee.
2. The offense displays an uncharacteristic display of power in the hot and muggy Texas nights.
3. The Rangers get so focused on the Mets stealing of their signature “Claw” hand gesture that they lose concentration during the series.
Speaking Of The Claw
I’ve been meaning to bring this up. Does it bother anyone that the Mets have adopted a version of the Claw when they get a hit?
As far as I’m concerned, I don’t lose sleep over it, but I will admit the first time I saw Jose and crew throw up their long distance high-five I felt a twinge of disappointment that the guys didn’t come up with something more original.
I did ask the Midwestropolitan Research Staff to look into this matter. They informed me that the claw has actually been adopted by multiple teams including the San Francisco Giants. Keep that in mind as this will inevitably come up on message boards this weekend.
I enjoyed the following comment regarding this little issue:
“The Rangers stole their uniform and name form a hockey team, so they shouldn’t complain.”-Machinehead 4 Hart
The way I see it, the Rangers should be honored that other teams have copied their style. Too bad they didn’t trademark it.
You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?
This may come as a shock to you but there are many in the Midwest that believe that people on the East Coast, particularly those in The Big Apple, have potty mouths. During our in-depth research on the Bitchin’ Internet we have discovered that it is possible that Texas Ranger fans may take the cake in terms of their love of expletives.
Check out the comment thread in this post. Wowza!
The Midwestropolitan Statistics Department provided the following metrics regarding the love of profanity:
- 10 F-Bombs
- 2 Asses
- 1 Shit
Not only did we discover they love some cussin’, but they also seem to have a deep dislike for columnist Randy Galloway.
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