Rangers Respond to Imperial Persuasion

We shan’t go too much into detail in order to not compromise ongoing ops (and, we have to admit, also out of consideration for the tender sensibilities of the good citizens of the Empire), but it would appear that the little heart to heart His Imperial Majesty’s Siths had in the Rangers’ locker room after game 3 somehow managed to, erm, motivate the team a bit.

And all they did was to inform the team that His Majesty had a very… personal interest in their performance in upcoming games. Alright, let’s be honest here, the three hour marathon viewing of B.C.’s Greatest Photoshop Hits™ by the very captive audience probably didn’t hurt either. Correction: It probably did hurt. A bit. But not near as much as the announcement at the end that this was just the trailer and that the whole show would be beamed into their very brains should they fail to impress us.

You may have noticed that Ron Washington’s calisthenics were a bit more enthusiastic than usual whenever the Rangers lived up to our very modest and reasonable expectations in games 4 and 5.

We don’t expect much. We just expect them to win. Or, failing that, to enjoy their future careers polishing solar panels on the surface of Geonosis.

3-2 now. Rangers in 6.

Or else.



  1. 1
    Graumagus growls and barks:

    Even up here in the Northern Wastes of the People’s Republik of Illinois the Grau household is rooting for Texas (Or, as my better half who is the fan of the sport that’s not football says, “The one that’s not friggin’ St. Louis”

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    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    B.C.’s Greatest Photoshop Hits™… those are some horror stories there.

    Once BC sent over some picture of a metro dude in a banana hammock, and being the dumbass I am, I opened the image. Right when this happened, my neighbor (who has a key to my house) stepped in to convince me to go hang out and down beers… and got an eyeful of me sitting in front of my computer with this monstrosity on the screen.

    I owe the bastard some revenge for that :p.

    And the World Series is a great big pile of who gives a damn for me. When the Rays got picked off, I was pretty much done with the season.

  3. 3
    dasbow growls and barks:

    The Rays? So that’s who their fan is. What’s it like watching a game inside a Costco warehouse?

  4. 4
    Physics Geek growls and barks:

    Well, far be it from me to oppose the Emperor, but I’m still calling it Cardinals in 7. Or I’ll cry, and you don’t want that. :em08:

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    I thought you meant the ARMY Rangers…..LOL

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    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    From here on it’s about who is more confident. Last night Wilson was pitching for more than the win. He was pitching to keep his job and or demand for his services in the free agency market. Bad weather is called for tomorrow. Who wants this the most doubtless take home the trophy.

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    Southern Libertarian growls and barks:

    My two favorite teams of all time have always been the Cubs and any team playing against the Cardinals. GO TEXAS!

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    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    I can see the “pep talk” now:
    Emperor Misha: “I find your lack of hustle … disturbing.”
    Sound of choking from baseball players.
    I have to wonder, though, yer Majestyness, did you threaten to destroy a planet with the Deathstar if they didn’t win? You might want to control your impetuousness, though. Making them watch BC’s Greates Hits may damage their minds so badly that they’d not be able to play baseball. Instead, it could be the start of the Zombie Apocolyps.

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    You know, BC, it’s probably occurred to you to share your photoshop gifts with the world on Twitter, I wonder why you dont do that?

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist says:

    You know, BC, it’s probably occurred to you to share your photoshop gifts with the world on Twitter, I wonder why you dont do that?

    You gotta give BC ideas, don’t you?