Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers Revolution

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05:  First baseman Lyle Overbay #35 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks off the field after Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia #21 of the Texas Rangers celebrates a walkoff RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning on Opening Day at Rangers Ballpark on April 5, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  The Rangers beat the Blue Jays 5-4.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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........Contributor IAugust 19, 2010

Previously, I had written a tribute to the Texas Rangers. But I had to pull it. 

Not because my feelings had changed, but because it was just a bunch of excited chatter I had thrown together in a hurry to show support for my favorite team.

To put it plainly, I did not do justice to the rise in prominence of my favorite team, the Texas Rangers.

It's true the Rangers have had a bit of bad luck lately, with a recent series loss, a few slumps, and some injuries. But none of those are reasons to throw in the towel.

So this by no means is a retraction, but a reinvention. Much like what I see the Rangers have with players, coaches, and management.

But now looking at it again, I can’t think of a better way to describe the feelings that I share with all Rangers fans.

Except for a few small changes and the questioning of the title: The Rangers, for Real? Because in my mind, there is no question.

So here it comes again, The Rangers Revolution!

The Texas Rangers are for real! It’s hard for me to believe too. But these guys are doing it. 

Things we haven’t seen in years from a team filled with clutch performers. All the pieces are in place. Every one of the Rangers believes it too. This is a real team. All for one and one for all!

This has always been my team. Win or lose. My baseball season lives and dies with them. This year it’s alive and I think for the long run. I got a feeling I’m gonna be watching baseball in October this year and it’s going to be great!

We’ve got solid starting pitching. I’ve seen complete games, reliable relievers, and a closer that throws smoke.

We’ve seen clutch hitting, including walk off singles and home runs. And not just from one or two guys. Any player on this team can come up with a great play at any time, and even when it counts most.

I love this team! I mean what’s not to love?  It’s mid August in Arlington and it’s hot, really hot. And the Rangers are creating more heat than we’ve ever felt at the Ballpark. And it feels great!

And again, I'd like to give a special thanks to each and every member of the Texas Rangers organization.

ROCK ON RANGERS! 

 

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