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Who would be on your Field of Dreams?

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Author Note: I can’t watch the Rangers game, so I am reposing this. I wrote it and thought it was fun. No one read it.  The playoffs make you think of the past so for fun of all the past Rangers who would be my dream team. These are who I chose.  Who would you choose?

 

I am on Twitter, and one of my favorite all-time ballplayers, Frank Catalanotto, retweets from a Blue Jays fan.

“Can we re-sign and to a single day contract and have them throw/see a single pitch so that they get a ring soon too?”

I saw that, and my brown eyes turned green and my Ranger fandom cried out, oh no, sorry Jays fan, if Frank is going to get a ring, it’s going to be a Ranger ring. He was a Ranger for a long time, and he came back to the Rangers after he left the Blue Jays.

Doesn’t he looks good in a Rangers uniform?

Another of my favorite baseball player and my twitter peep

Another of my favorite baseball players and my Twitter peep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I thought, who would be in my Field of Dreams? I am standing in Iowa in a cut- down cornfield. Who would be my Ranger Dream Team? To play in a World Series game, to get a Ranger ring?

 

 

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My lineup as they come out of the corn rows:

Frank Catalanotto, RF

Will Clark, 1st

Mark McLemore, 2nd

Michael Young, SS

Dean Palmer, 3rd

Rusty Greer, LF

Pudge Rodriguez, C

Gabe Kapler, CF

Mickey Tettleton, DH

If I am having a Field of Dreams World Series Ranger Edition, there is only one pitcher:

Nolan Ryan

Oh, my bench is impressive, too. Full of happy memories.

Steve Buechele

Pete Incaviglia

Ruben Sierra

My bullpen:

Charlie Hough

Kenny Rogers

Kevin Brown

Rick Helling

Aaron Sele

Darren Oliver

John Wetteland

Tell me, who would be in your Field of Dreams?

Fun Fact Friday: Miss baseball’s top baseball movies

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I am on the DL! Ha! Ha! Stop that laughing.  I have hurt my knee. With the winter meetings, and the wonder where in the world is Jon Lester going. What is a baseball fan to do? Well its time to watch some movies. There are some good ones out. I know you might argue with my list well go ahead, I know Moneyball is not on here and there is a reason for that until Gabe Kapler talked about metrics in the World Series I thought it was all crap and avoided the movie, I am going to watch it after my knee surgery. So without further ado

Miss Baseball Top Ten Baseball movies:

10.

the rookie

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

9.

angels in outfield

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

8.

Major League (1989) Poster

The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they’ll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.

7.

Eight Men Out (1988) Poster

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

6.

For Love of the Game (1999) Poster

A washed up pitcher flashes through his career.

5.

The Natural (1984) Poster

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

4.

Bull Durham (1988) Poster

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

3.

Field of Dreams (1989) Poster

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

2.

The Sandlot (1993) Poster

A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.

1.

A League of Their Own (1992) Poster

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed a midst their own growing rivalry.

Are you really surprised of my number one pick? I mean come on its Girls playing BASEBALLl.The BEST MOVIE EVER! On a side note I was an extra in The Rookie. Enjoy the list, make one of you own, or argue with me on facebook, twitter or here. Till then Play Ball!

All movie descriptions can be found at http://www.imdb.com