Ian Kinsler Hopes Rangers Go Winless


Former Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler clearly won’t be pulling for his old club now that he’s with the Detroit Tigers.

“I hope they go 0-162,” Kinsler told ESPN The Magazine’s Robert Sanchez last month, in a story published this week. “I got friends, and I love my friends, but I hope they lose their [expletive].”

The comment surprised some Rangers players with many declining comment, including manager Ron Washington. But a few players did speak up.

“I don’t think he’s going to get what he wants,” pitcher Tanner Scheppers said. “I have all the respect in the world for Ian. He’s taught me a lot, but he’s now with the Detroit Tigers. I wish him luck and I wish luck for everybody.

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