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Kinsler Not Walker, Texas Ranger Hits for Cycle

by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, April 16, 2009

kinsler-not-walker-texas-ranger-hits-for-cycleTotal Pro Sports – Last night, unbeknownst to most people, even most baseball fans, something magical happened.  While the Orioles were getting blasted by the Rangers in a 19 – 6 loss, one player managed to go six for six.  But the truly awesome achievement was that among those six hits were a single, double, triple and home run.  Yes, that’s right, Ian Kinsler hit for the cycle.

This one of the greatest single player achievements in baseball.  So why isn’t anyone talking about it?  Not even 24 hours later, ESPN doesn’t even have it as a headline in their baseball section.

Texas and Baltimore are two of the highest scoring teams in baseball so far this season.  That should make them at least a little interesting to watch, right.  Apparently not.  With so few fans coming out to support these teams, there were only 17,539 people at the Arlington Stadium last night, it appears no one even noticed this happened.  The game was a blow out and most people had probably stopped watching by the bottom of the 6th inning.  The Rangers were already up 13-4 when Kinsler hit the triple to complete the cycle.  I get it, the game was for all intents and purposes over.  But I still don’t understand how this isn’t bigger news.

How is more important that we know about who the Yankees but on the DL?  Hitting the cycle is a feat worthy of attributing to Chuck Norris. But it was actually another Texas Ranger, Ian Kinsler who achieved this spectacular feat.  I hope he gets a standing ovation at the game tonight.

Congrats, Mr. Kinsler




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