Don't look now, but the Texas Rangers are the hottest team in MLB right now with a 6 game win streak and a 1 1/2 game lead in the West over Oakland. They get a real test this weekend as former Ranger Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees come to town. Vincente Padilla starts things off tomorrow night against Mike Mussina.
To Raja Bell, Steve Nash and Co. - Just shut up already! If you saw Bell's close line of Kobe in Game 5 and you don’t think he should have been suspended, then you're just plain ignorant so go away, you're too stupid to be here. Nash is complaining because he choked Game 4 away. Bell is whining because he can't guard Kobe and he needs the officials help. Personally, I think Bell got off easy. Not only did he throw Bryant to the court by his neck, the next day he said he didn't regret doing it and if he could do things over again, might do the same thing. Not only does that show a lack of respect to his competitors, but also to his team and the league. He probably should have been suspended two games easily but the league wanted to give the Suns a chance in a possible Game 7, so they just sat him for one game. You do the crime, you do the time. Just shut up already!