Culture shock

As season draws to a close, Rangers culture shock process comes to an end – The Athletic

There are four stages of culture shock, they will tell you if you move abroad or to an area of ​​your own country that is very different from yours. Regardless of the length of your visit, sabbatical, or move, these stages tend to split at least somewhat evenly into thirds over your time in a new place with new customs, languages, and food (the last two stages working in tandem ).

The Texas Rangers are a team populated almost entirely by rookies and young, inexperienced veterans. Of their currently active players, all but three – Charlie Culberson, Brock Holt and Willie Calhoun – have now set career highs for the number of big league games played this season. Five others who fit the bill are currently in Triple A. Of the active pitchers, only three — Mike Foltynewicz, Jharel Cotton, and Brett Martin — aren’t running under a high number of big league innings (and Martin is only 3 1/ 3 innings less than its previous high). Seven other pitchers currently in Triple A also set career highs for major league innings this year.

In short, this season has been nothing short of a culture shock as Rangers try to usher in a new generation of players from the minor leaguers to the big ones.