Draft Day.

The draft starts at 5:00 Central this evening, and it sort of snuck up on me this year. There are several explanations for that, one of which is that sitting at number 14 in what appears to be a pedestrian first round at best has less anticipation pop for Texas than in other recent years, but the primary reason, of course, has to do with the first-half developments on the field, which may have the Rangers headed for a slot in the back of the first round in 2010.

It's a good thing, as far as most of us are concerned, when the draft never gets the chance to be a (sometimes welcome) distraction from the big league scene. Give me that every year.

Stay tuned to the Newberg Report today for plenty of draft coverage - it would be a good day to jump onto the mailing list if you're not there already, as Scott Lucas will deliver a draft preview during the day and then fire off instant flashes for each of the Rangers' four picks (14, 44, 62, 93) this evening - and a detailed report from me tomorrow, typically one of the longest of the year.

I'm also working on a report that ought to be even longer than tomorrow's draft review, the 30,000-foot piece that I referred to a couple days ago. Doubt it's going to land until later this week, though.

In the meantime, if you need something to read to get you fired up for the draft and the folks that the Rangers have in place to make it a meaningful one, not just on Day One but on Day Two as well (and, this year, even Day Three), you ought to read Mike Hindman's extraordinary article on the drafting of Ian Kinsler in 2003.

If you caught it on Sunday, read it again today. It's comfort food, without the guilt.


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Jamey Newberg

Dallas attorney Jamey Newberg has been commenting on Rangers from the big club down through the entire farm system since 1998.

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas was born in Arlington, Texas, to Richard and Becky Lucas. He lived mostly in Arlington before moving to Austin, where he graduated from The University of Texas. Scott works for Austin Valuation Consultants, Ltd., and has published several boring articles about real estate appraisal and environmental contamination. He makes a swell margarita and refuses to run longer than ten kilometres.

Eleanor Czajka

Eleanor grew up watching the AAA Mudhens in Toledo, Ohio. A loyal Ranger fan since 1979, she works "behind the scenes" at the Newberg Report.

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