Sunday. Best.

Couldn’t do much better than Sunday, even if you didn’t win two low-scoring playoff softball games to start the morning.

We raised more than $17,000 in the Newberg Report Night raffle and auction, all of which will go to the Hello Win Column & Diamond Dreams foundations.  It’s over $2,000 more than we’ve ever raised at one of our events.

We sang Happy 14th Birthday to Desiree Smith.

There was Don Welke and Will Carroll and the “second tier.”

Jon Daniels and Thad Levine and Coach and Tim Purpura and Josh Boyd and Kip Fagg and Mike Daly and Matt Vinnola, and standing ovations, and the wardrobe challenge, and who knows what A.J. Preller was busy doing that kept him from joining us, too?

Or why JD and his posse had to leave an hour before gametime rather than the usual 30 minutes – a disappointment on one hand but an adrenaline boost on the other?

Angels lose, with Zack Greinke on the mound and Mike Trout sidelined.

A’s lose.

Rangers win.

Packed house, Scott Feldman, 88 pitches in eight innings, no walks, no runs, 2-0, you gotta be kidding me.

Others will recap the pregame events, and when they do I’ll pass links along.  It was an amazing afternoon.

And if I weren’t so tired this morning, I’d put together a COFFEY report to send out, because there’s some very interesting stuff brewing out there.  Instead, I’ll try to send something out over lunch.

But maybe by then, there will be news to share that will trump any rumor stack.

And if not?

We’re barreling down toward two things:

  • The conventional trade deadline is just over 31 hours away.
  • 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.

It would be a lot to ask for today and tomorrow and Wednesday and Thursday to be as badass as Sunday was, but I’m going to assume it’s OK if I just think of yesterday as a really strong start to what could be a really cool week.

More, hopefully, this afternoon.


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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