April 1, 2018

Major League Baseball is back as the Texas Rangers opened Season 46 at Globe Life Park in Arlington March 29 against the world champion Houston Astros. That’s a huge kick in the pants: Two in-state rivals that don’t like each other open the season going against each other.

The Astros 2017 championship season following Houston’s hurricane massacre still haven’t forgotten about the Rangers. Clearly, we will see some bad blood between the two. Even Astros owner Jim Crane has roasted the Rangers for not being unselfish in their time of need. The Rangers’ heavy batting lineup should produce more offense to compete with the Astros powerful pitching rotation, but on the opening day it wasn’t to be. Texas Rangers lost 4-1 to the Houston Astros.

Only two more years before the Rangers say goodbye to Globe Life Park and move across the street to Globe Life Field. Construction is in progress but in the meantime the Rangers need to impress the fans in Arlington. As always, their pitching rotation will determine how good the Rangers will be in the next two years.

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