Rangers Commit Massive Mistake to Not Help Astros After Hurricane

Rangers Commit Massive Mistake to Not Help Astros After Hurricane

"It's about Hurricane Harvey flooding the city of Houston and affecting the cities around it".

From the Rangers' standpoint, games in Arlington this week would have fundamentally been home games for Houston or at least neutral-site games, given the difficulty in ticket exchanges, sudden walk-up sales, etc. Houston would be allowed its own game presentation along with the obvious home team rule of batting second.

The teams put baseball first and failed to compromise, so MLB moved the series to Florida.

Hundreds of fans came out to show their support, with general admission tickets costing just $10.

The Tampa Bay Rays have opened up their doors to the Houston Astros in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, and now they're opening up their wallets.

Despite a published report that indicated a decision on the Mets series was final, Ryan stopped short of announcing the Astros' plans past the Rangers series.

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After learning Sunday they would fly from Anaheim to Dallas that evening to await their next move Monday, some Astros players spoke of getting in cars and going back to Houston to be with their families.

The Royals can set a record for offensive futility if their bats don't find some juice against Tampa Bay. The disaster is that lives have been lost. "Nobody expected it to be that bad", said Smith.

"Mis oraciones para la gente en Houston", wrote Cuban first-baseman Yuli Gurriel. But the people that make up the Rangers' front office were brought in to win baseball games, and sometimes people get tunnel vision in order to achieve a specific goal. "When we found out this morning they were playing here, they were like, 'Oh, we have to go!"' Many players and staff members are separated from their families, some of whom are stuck in Houston like so many others. "It's gut wrenching. Then you feel helpless of not being able to do anything that helps out", Banister said. But as the announcers pointed out, not much can be done besides awareness and donations since it remains hard for anyone to get back into Houston right now. "They give me updates, send me pictures", said Alaka.

Injured shortstop Carlos Correa said it all in three words: "Praying for Houston". "To be honest with you, I wish I was one of those people". So why are two Texas teams playing in Florida, instead of in Arlington, the home of the Rangers? In fact, the high school I teach at is a shelter for those in the south belt area. Otherwise, it's a lot more irrelevant than in other sports. It's just a process.

"You've got to believe there are still moments in a game, with all the things that have gone on, still so fresh and raw, you quite possibly could get caught in some of the down moments of this game, thinking about what's going on in Houston and in Texas", Banister said.