Monday Newsletter time: A banner weekend for Do It For Durrett, made possible with help from our friends
The foundation that honors Richard Durrett bagged some serious cash Saturday night at Legal Draft in Arlington. Thanks, all.
Event day for the Do It For Durrett Foundation is always teetering on the edge of a full-blown disaster.
By the end of the night, the event is always a raging success.
Such was the case again Saturday night at Legal Draft in Arlington, where Do It For Durrett Rocks brought a tight-knit grassroots community back together for the first time since 2019.
We raised enough money to help as many as 20 families. The live auction outpaced the silent action, which was online for the first time in seven events. Some private donations also helped.
Oh, we have shirts and hats still available for those who might want to buy one. I’m modeling the orange hat and gray shirt in the photo above. Emily Jones and Ashley Ernisse sporting the black hat, and Kelly Durrett, Anthony Andro and Jon Daniels are wearing the orange shirt.
We are the DIFD board.
How does $25 (which includes shipping) sound for each one? Make a donation here and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and shirt size.
Every little bit helps.
Thanks to all who attended and all who bid online. Thanks to our sponsors, including Legal Draft, Cane Rosso and Elevate Brand Marketing. NextStep Recruiting is always a good friend. Everyone should try playing in the golf tournament they host that benefits DIFD.
Every little bit helps.
Cheers for Wash
Most of the DIFD crowd had dispersed, and many of those who were left were outside listening to Petty Theft cover Tom Petty tunes.
But a few groups had their eyes glued to Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. It was the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves needed three outs to reach the World Series.
Check that, the Braves needed three outs to get former Rangers manager Ron Washington back to the World Series.
They did, and the final out was cheered by longtime Rangers fans who miss the best manager in franchise history and are happy to see him get another shot at a World Series ring.
Washington guided the Rangers to the Fall Classic in 2010 and 2011, the only two World Series appearances by the team.
The Braves also have four former Rangers pitchers: Jesse Chavez, Luke Jackson, Chris Martin and Drew Smyly.
Game 1 of the World Series is scheduled for Tuesday night at Houston.
What a great weekend, as we previously discussed in the Do It For Durrett section. A busy weekend, too. So busy, in fact, that the Sunday Read almost turned into the Monday Read. Here’s what’s new at the Texas Rangers Newsletter, in case you missed it.
The Sunday Read: Can money buy the Rangers happiness?
Friday on the Farm: Ezequiel Duran likes this opportunity.
T.R.’s Memoirs: Breaking down the writer-player relationship.
Updating the status of two injured prospects.
Texas Rangers Baseball Podcast: Do It For Durrett episode.
Prospect videos at the YouTube channel (subscribe to this channel for free).
Me every day between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Enjoy. See you Tuesday.