Clear The Mechanism
“Clear the mechanism” – Kevin Costner as Billy Chapel
What else could happen? Let’s not really ask that question.
Instead, it’s time for Rangers’ fans to clear the mechanism. The 2013 season is over and we have more than five months until Chuck Morgan says “It’s Baseball Time in Arlington!” We have a drunken sports writer pestering an owner, radio personalities sounding more ignorant than the Geico caveman living under a rock, and chasms within the fan base over old/new school, Nolan/JD and whether or not to stand for the wave. Don’t get drawn offside by someone who sees the game differently than you, but instead, clear the mechanism.
Clearly, Abreu will not be the answer at first base for your Rangers and as Peter Ellwood pointed out recently, Cano, Price, McCann, Ellsbury and Choo likely won’t either. This doesn’t mean that Jon Daniels and Co. won’t do everything they can in their power to improve this ballclub even if it is something that appears to be small, such as the hiring of a bench coach.
Feel free to piss and moan because the legend Nolan Ryan is now gone and won’t be sitting down the first base line anytime soon, but as for the rest of us? We will clear the mechanism and continue on this train that has brought more flags in the last four seasons than the first 38 seasons combined. The one time I questioned JD, I was proven wrong within a week. It won’t be happening again anytime soon.
We are pressing on with you or without you, so now is the time to look forward to future stars in the minors, shrewd free agent deals and potentially impact trades.
Clear the mechanism.