Arlington — Of course the dog’s name is Wrigley. Why not just name Derek Holland’s boxer “Doomed” or, better yet, “Curse”?
Despite all efforts to fight it — trading for Prince Fielder, signing Shin Soo Choo, lowering ticket prices — the Texas Rangers are dealing with a much bigger issue other than deciding the No. 2 starter, which is going to haunt this franchise.
The Curse of Nolan Ryan has shape-shifted into the form of Holland’s boxer, which may as well have been a billy goat. Time to get real. When the Rangers messed with Nolan, they tempted the baseball gods, a palindrome for dogs.
For more go to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.