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Bengie Molina writes about returning to San Francisco

Oct 26, 2010, 12:59 PM EST

Texas Rangers' Bengie Molina hits a two out three run home run as New York Yankees' Francisco Cervelli waits for the ball during the sixth inning during Game 4 of their Major League Baseball ALCS playoff series in New York Reuters

Back in July I was really, really impressed with Bengie Molina’s blog post reflecting on his trade from the Giants to the Rangers. Today I’m equally impressed by his post about returning to San Francisco for the World Series and his thoughts about coming up big in the postseason. Having the blog suits him. He’s direct and honest and everything a good writer should be.

As for the details, I love the fact that he poured beer on his wife’s head in the locker room after the Rangers won the pennant. This part, reflecting on his big home run in Yankee Stadium, is fun too:

When reporters talked to me afterward, I made a comment like, “Not bad for the fat kid who everyone made fun of for being so slow.” I was joking but I have to say there was a lot of satisfaction in proving people wrong about me. When I warmed up the starting pitchers during our games in Yankee Stadium, fans near the bullpen chanted, “Ben-gie’s fat! Ben-gie’s fat!” It was kind of funny, of course. They sounded like fourth-graders in the playground. The best part was they chanted in English AND in Spanish to make sure I was absolutely clear about what they were saying. So to drive in the go-ahead runs in front of those fans put a smile on my face.

I have only one bit of trepidation out of all of this: Molina notes that brothers Yadier and Jose will be in Texas for Games 3 and 4.  This is scary. Because I’m pretty sure that when they come together like that they form MolinaTron, and God help us all if that happens.

  1. BC - Oct 26, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Wasn’t MolinaTron one of the Transformers?

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Oct 26, 2010 at 1:39 PM

      Yeah, but I can’t recall if he was a Autobot or Decepticon.

  2. doctorfunke - Oct 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Yeah, then you’d have to acquire the Triangle of Zinthar and call in Barbara Streisand. I’m pretty sure that is the only way to defeat MolinaTron.

  3. skerney - Oct 26, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    They hold the 3 championship rings together and unleash the power of MolinaTron!

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