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A Special Trip Home for a Special Former Texas Ranger

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Typing "former Texas Ranger" in an article about Pudge Rodriguez continues to be painful for this fan.

I remember well the first time he threw a runner out trying to steal second. It was one of those moments when everyone watching knew a special player had just announced his presence with authority.

In one fluid motion, his quick feet making an instantaneous transition from crouch to throwing motion while he transferred the ball from his mitt to his hand without taking his eye off the target, Pudge threw a lase- beam strike to second well ahead of a shocked runner.

Pudge would become the face of a franchise and the cornerstone for the organization's only three division championship teams. No one doubted h...

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