now that the haters are all abandoning the Rangers I may just have to become a Texas fan…. although that does pose a pretty severe conflict with my loyalty to the White Sox.
this is the best argument anyone can make for being a rangers fan:
Real talk: if you’re abandoning the Rangers because of these trades, you’re a shitty fan.
A team with Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish?
Petition to get Kevin Murphy and Bill Moseley to do baseball announcing
It’s ridiculous how much I miss baseball.
Having a baseball game to watch ever night helped mark the passage of time. All the nights seem to run together these days.
Dear people who think the baseball season is too long:
A Rangers fan
Please someone tell me they got a .gif of Joe Nathan in the rain on the “phantom cam” just now.
BREAKING NEWS: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to retire in January 2015, Major League Baseball announces
WHERE ARE THE DANCING GIFS
Went to the Rangers game for Robert’s birthday. Fun times were had. Shame they didn’t win, but man look at those seats.
To sum up how I feel today in two words, I would go with: disappointment and anger.
And it might be due to this viral infection/cold that I’ve been trying to nurse, but it’s I would say a lot of it is due to the way Rangers fans have been acting lately towards this Rangers team.
Normally I agree with you, but this is too much homerism even for me.
Look, I’ve been a fan of the Texas Rangers since I was a little kid, but that doesn’t make me any more or less of a fan than someone who started watching them halfway through the 2010 season, or 2011, or this season. There’s no gate to baseball fandom, you’re not the gatekeeper, and there’s nothing stopping the same people who booed them Sunday from celebrating with them if they somehow miraculously earn a Wild Card berth.
That being said, it’s pretty far from likely at this point. The 2013 Texas Rangers are the first Rangers team to ever lose every game of a homestand. They’ve squandered amazing starts from Yu Darvish with a lackluster-at-best offense. If you’re expecting these guys to suddenly wake up and start bashing in runs like clockwork, I think you’re in for a rude surprise.
I want them to win. I want them to somehow make the Wild Card game and get into the post season. I want Joe Nathan and A.J. Pierzynski to have a reason to stick around after this season.
But I’ve been a Texas Rangers fan too long to have too high hopes.