Time has arrived for Rangers to cut Willie Calhoun loose
(AP photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Willie Calhoun knew Wednesday night he had screwed up.
He failed to score a critical run for the Texas Rangers from third base on a ground ball that Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel fielded well behind the bag.
As things unfolded, had he scored the Rangers likely would have tied the game. Instead, they lost by a run.
Calhoun was at his locker to answer whatever questions the media had. He took the blame and was accountable to his teammates and coaches.
It’s what a pro does, and, many in the media agreed with the comment that Calhoun had grown up.
Now, flash to Sunday.