First some Meta. Today we have two games, tomorrow, Friday, and potentially also Monday we will have four. This is a lot of Baseball to cover and while we will put up Open Threads it will probably not be possible to live blog all the action. Also TMC and I will be in meetings all weekend related to the impending transition of our sites to WordPress. In addition to that next weekend I have an out of state business appointment and it’s my understanding TMC does too. It’s a very busy time and we’re doing the best we can.

Secondly, more Meta. Major League Baseball, with the same genius instinct that led to the abomination that * is* the Designated Hitter, is showing some games on fairly obscure cable networks that many people do not subscribe to.

Today’s games are all on **Fox Sports 1**. I may get that, I’d have to check. Tomorrow’s 12:30 game between the Rangers and Blue Jays will be on MLB’s own network as will Sunday’s 4 pm game between the Royals and Astros. Pretty sure I don’t get that.

If I can’t watch it I can’t live blog it so there will probably be some gaps due to that. Also (see above) I will be out of state at least the 15th through the 17th and I have no clue what channels I’ll be able to get there, possibly not even **TBS**.

Now onto today’s first game.

The Blue Jays (93 – 89) are about the best team in baseball that isn’t playing in the Senior League. Among their achievments they outscored opponents by 221 runs (that includes losses). The Rangers (88 – 74) on the other hand are still somewhat scarred from their memorable 2 game fold against the Cardinals in 2011.

David Price (L, 18 – 5, 2.45 ERA) will be starting for the Blue Jays and Yovani Gallardo (R, 13 – 11, 3.42 ERA) will take the hill for the Rangers.

My prediction? Jays in 4 (remember it’s a 5 game series and first team to 3 moves on).

Game time is 3:30 on **Fox Sports 1**.

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