Why the Long Face?

Alexi Ogando, David Murphy, Justin Verlander, Mike Adams and Rick Porcello walked into a bar and the bartender was all, Why the long face?

Seriously, this was the Matchup of the Long Faces like I’ve never seen before in a baseball game.

(For the record, Lucky magazine suggests sleek, oversized sunglasses for the long faced crowd, a la Jackie O.- their words, not mine.)

Anyhow, yesterday’s game, the first of the ALCS, was sort of a marathon.  It took just about five hours and there were two rain delays, equally about an hour and fifty minutes.  The Rangers displayed the brilliant awesomeness of their bullpen and I was given ample time to gaze at Alexi Ogando and his magical pitching.  He is my new favorite Ranger.  In fact, watching him spurred a conversation that went something like this…

Me:  I love Alexi Ogando!

My father:  Isn’t ‘love’ a little strong?

Me:  No?

Him:  Shouldn’t love be reserved for… Jon Daniels or something?

Well, maybe.  But still.  Ogando rulz.  With a z, people.  With a z.

Diamond Girl

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