Something has been bugging me about the report from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
The suspect, identified as Eddie Ray Routh, 25, was pursued to a house in Lancaster by officers, including a local SWAT team. Routh again try to flee in a vehicle but was stopped about 9 p.m. after spikes were laid across a road, Bryant said.
“The suspect has been caught and is in custody in Lancaster,” the sheriff said. Erath County sheriff’s investigators and Texas Rangers were securing a capital murder warrant, he said.
Witnesses told sheriff’s investigators that the gunman opened fire on the two men around 3:30 p.m., then fled in a pickup truck belonging to one of the victims. The sheriff’s department didn’t get a call until around 6 p.m.
Why the 2-and-a-half hour delay in the police getting a call? Something does not add up about that. Again, details are somewhat sketchy, and I am still looking, and re-reading everything I can find. More updates when I can
How about my Texas Rangers folks?
Two dominating pitching performances and a long home run by playoff neophyte Michael Young have the Texas Rangers on the verge of winning a postseason series for the first time.
Young hit a three-run homer one pitch after keeping a fifth-inning at-bat alive with a disputed check-swing, helping C.J. Wilson and the AL West champions beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Thursday for a 2-0 lead in their AL division series.
Texas is the only current major league franchise that’s never won a playoff series. After taking two games on the road, that can change when the best-of-five matchup shifts to Rangers Ballpark for Game 3 on Saturday.
Ah yes, I love postseason baseball here is the schedule! Oh, and GO RANGERS!
The American League playoffs became official Sunday afternoon when the Yankees dropped their finale to the Red Sox, thereby pushing the defending World Series champions into the Wild Card spot, with the Rays winning the AL East.
That means Wednesday’s openers of the AL Division Series will have the Rays hosting the AL West champion Rangers and the AL Central champion Twins playing their first playoff game at Target Field against the Yankees, seeking their 28th World Series title.
The Phillies had the best record in the National League this season at 97-65, and the NL top seed was given the opportunity to pick between the eight-day and seven-day Division Series — they chose the eight-day series that begins Wednesday. That means they will open their attempt at becoming the first team to win National League pennants in three consecutive years since the 1944 Cardinals by hosting the Reds on Wednesday.
The Giants, as the NL West champ, and the Braves, as the Wild Card entrant, will meet in the other NLDS, beginning Thursday at AT&T Park.
My picks? In the NL Phils and Braves In the AL Twins and Rangers
Russ of That’s Right, and one of my blogging partners at The Resistance, posts about the Mets winning their season opener, thus avoiding an 0-162 campaign. But, note this picture in his post. I think Russ was just wanting to post a picture of the lovely Ms. Milano. But, who can blame him? By the way, my Rangers rallied past the Blue Jays 5-4! 1-0 baby!