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.
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?
Him: Shouldn’t love be reserved for… Jon Daniels or something?
Well, maybe. But still. Ogando rulz. With a z, people. With a z.