Friday newsletter time: Black Friday offer for new Rangers Today subscribers
The best Thanksgiving in Rangers history is over.
The Wilsons celebrated by partaking in a fun run, snacked throughout the day and then dined on chicken fried steak for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was good eatin’.
A Thanksgiving dinner, with traditional fare, with the larger family is on today’s docket. But it’s not until 4 p.m., which will leave us lots of time to do some Black Friday shopping.
Speaking of deals, Rangers Today is in the game. For the first time in our 2 1/2 years, the annual subscription is on sale for $48. That’s $12, or 20 percent, off the regular price of $60.
The deal, which is for new subscribers or gift subscriptions only, runs through Sunday. The annual membership will renew in 12 months at the regular price.
Tell your family and friends. If you are a free subscriber hemming and hawing about getting full access, this is your chance. If you have full access and want to give a subscription as a gift, this is also your chance.
Fanatics, the official supplier of MLB and Rangers World Series gear, runs sales daily, but none is bigger than on Black Friday. Go there via this link, and make sure all Rangers fans in your hemisphere are draped in Rangers garb.
If you don’t find something you like there, try our friends at In the Clutch Apparel. Enter RANGERSTODAY at checkout for a discount.
The Rangers haven’t been in the rumor mill as much as may have been anticipated by some, and that’s probably the way general manager Chris Young likes it. After all, he managed to beat the media with the hiring of manager Bruce Bochy and the signing of Jacob deGrom.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t rumors about players linked to the Rangers, such as left-hander Jordan Montgomery. His first team, the Yankees, apparently has interest in bringing him back after they traded him in 2022 to the Cardinals. Maybe they Yankees realize their mistake after not giving him more postseason opportunities, only to see him thrive with the Rangers.
The other New York team seems to feel good about its chances at landing Yoshinobu Yamamoto, whose agent, Joel Wolffe, said the right-hander would prefer to play for a team with another Japanese pitcher. The Mets signed Kodai Senga last offseason, when he left Japan.
The Red Sox signed outfielder Masahiro Yoshida last offseason. He and Yamamoto were teammates in Japan with the Orix Buffaloes.
Wolfe didn’t say it was a necessity that Yamamoto sign with a team with a Japanese player, so the Rangers aren’t out of the running.
Card of the Week
This is a repeat Card of the Week, but that’s because it’s still the card hanging over my head.
The 1960 Topps Mickey Mantle All-Star is the only card left to finish the set my dad started when I was a boy and that I took over when he passed. He was about 30 short then, and I’ve also replaced some of the cards that look like they had been in bicycle spokes.
Unfortunately, some of the high-dollar cards need to be replaced, but not until I get his beaut. Maybe a Christmas gift from Mrs. Wilson?
Much like the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner, the price of this card has soared since last time I looked. The one above is listed at $418 on eBay.
I’m going to need to sell a lot more copies of At Long Last
Don’t mess with the birthday dog. Enjoy.
It's my birthday, not yours..🐶🎂😅 pic.twitter.com/mOI7EAdj0a
— 𝕐o̴g̴ (@Yoda4ever) November 22, 2023
Jeff Wilson, email@example.com