Rangers players play in the rain, not the game

May 16 [Wed], 2012, 12:40
A sure indication that a Texas Rangers game has been postponed by rain is when players emerge from the dugout and turn the tarp over the infield into a Slip 'n' Slide.
Five minutes after seven players did their barbour jackets rainy-day tradition Wednesday night, the Rangers game with Baltimore was postponed because of a storm that moved over Camden Yards 30 minutes before first pitch and never moved out.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader scheduled for a 3:05 CDT first pitch this afternoon. Both games will be shown on Fox Sports Southwest.
Colby Lewis, who was scheduled to barbour pitch Wednesday, and Derek Holland will be the Rangers' starting pitchers against Wei-Yin Chen and possibly former Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter.
"This always happens in Baltimore," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "I don't think we've ever come up in here and not gotten rain."
The doubleheader will force the Rangers to use an extra starter Sunday against Anaheim.
Scott Feldman is the leading candidate for his second barbour jacket spot start of the season, also because of a rainout, but Washington will wait until after the doubleheader to reveal the Rangers' pitching plans.
Washington was unaware that seven players had emerged from the dugout, jogged to the left-field wall, and sprinted toward the infield before diving onto the tarp.
It was a contest to see who could slide the longest.
"I won that thing," said Andrus, who defeated ringleader barbour coats Michael Young, Josh Hamilton, Yorvit Torrealba, Brandon Snyder, Craig Gentry and Robbie Ross.
"We're kids, man," Hamilton said. "It's a kid's game."
More on Hamilton
Josh Hamilton entered Tuesday as the major-league http://www.shopbarbourjackets.com leader in batting average (.406), home runs (14) and RBIs (36), all in the first 30 games of the season.
Only three other players in major-league history have had 14 homers and 36 RBIs in a team's first 30 games since RBIs became an official stat in 1920.
Cy Williams did it for Philadelphia in 1923 (16/44), but Albert Pujols (16/36) in 2006 and Alex Rodriguez (14/37) in 2007 have done in the past decade.
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