MLB: Texas Rangers 30 Baltimore Orioles 3 … Maybe Major League Baseball Should have the Mercy Rule


That is not a football score folks, that would be baseball …


Wow, the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 30–3 tonight. Ouch, that’s going to leave a mark on the ERA. One has to feel for the Oriole pitcher who went 2/3 of an inning and gave up 8 earned runs. The Texas Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a Major League Baseball game. The last team to do so did it in 1897. Maybe the MLB should take a page from Little League and implement a 10 run “mercy rule”. Or in this case a 20 or 25 run mercy rule. What makes the 30–3 Ranger victory even more comical is that they once trailed in this game 3–0. Check out the box score, it reads more like a whiffle ball game at a 4th of July family get-together.

Posted August 22, 2007 by
Bizarre, Sports, WTF | 5 comments

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “MLB: Texas Rangers 30 Baltimore Orioles 3 … Maybe Major League Baseball Should have the Mercy Rule”

    1. Fools Gold on August 23rd, 2007 4:00 pm

      I take it that in addition to being a rather skewed score it was a most unexpected one. So cut to the chase,… what was the point spread?

    2. John Staton on August 23rd, 2007 4:21 pm

      Having been a long time umpire; with another game too follow, I would think that the umpires would have been able to find some outs in this one!

    3. Patti on August 23rd, 2007 8:31 pm

      I just love BASEBALL…
      especially on the fourth of July.

      Go… Rangers!

    4. JustMeT on August 24th, 2007 9:23 am

      This team rarely wins. Gave me a visual of juice shots before the game. Lol, just kidding but not really. Maybe this game will encourage the Rangers to play better in the future. But I doubt it. ;)

    5. observer on August 25th, 2007 5:14 pm

      Wow!! They lost by almost 4 touchdowns!!! :)

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