After 30 home games, Chris Woodward talks how the Rangers can utilize Globe Life Field in their favor

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward joined the K&C Masterpiece on 105.3 The FAN [KRLD-FM] recently for his final chat of 2020. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:

Having now played 30 games at Globe Life Field, how important is it for the club to develop great outfield defense? In what areas can the Rangers better use their new confines?

Chris Woodward: “Yeah, it’s really important. And we obviously emphasized that by making the moves we did. Bringing up Leody Taveras and Eli White. Nick Solak did a fine job when he was in the outfield, but when you’ve got Taveras, White and Joey Gallo in the outfield, as big as that place is … I think towards the end of the year it started playing a little smaller than it did in the beginning, but it’s a big outfield. Lot of ground to cover, and when you have those

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Nerds Are Back Picking SEC Games

First came the odor and then the vision. Sawdust everywhere. And then the sound, saws and hammers. What now?

I had come into the office early Monday and recognized that something was going on in the Almost Perfect Predictions Department part of the building. I had seen no sign of the Nerds since they disappeared for their annual six-month vacation following bowl games. It seemed they had elected to take off a few more weeks as the Southeastern Conference football season had been delayed by the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.

I was a little surprised to spot the Grand Geek emerging from the APP war room and crossing over into the break room. He was ordinarily dressed in jacket and bowtie, but today he was wearing carpenter’s overalls and painter’s hat.

He seemed surprised to see me, too, but took a few moments to explain that

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