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Need I remind anyone about the game of baseball?
1. This isn't the NBA...there are a few more teams now that make playoffs but still only 33% of them. Your team is in it, at home, with a great chance to win. 2. Your team isn't one that fights to have a .500 win percentage. It is DAMN tough to win 90 games in the bigs. This team has done it THREE years straight. 3. World series are hard to come by. And yet, your team has hosted 6 games in the past 2 years. The best team does not always make it, it is said over and over here, but yet everyone has doom and gloom instead of enjoying this ride. You don't want to enjoy this season and these types of games? Good, you are going to be sorely disappointed time after time in life, because you rarely get to be the champion or continually have a shot at being champion in anything.
Let's face it, almost any franchise would give the world to be in our position right now.
We might lose. Get over it! You get to see amazing baseball and have stuff to talk about and care about for six straight months yet again. The time will come when we are out of the race in August and everyone jumps ship for the Cowboys again.
Conclusion:It's a hell of a time to be a Ranger fan. I can only hope that this front office can bring continued success for many years to come and develop us into an annual playoff contender. But, fact is that there may not always be good times. I go straight back to every other year I've watched this team and had to watch meaningless games in September. And yet here we are again, blessed as hell to have a home playoff game YET again!
Get your towels ready and cheer this team on. They have just as good a chance as anyone in the American League to win the pennant yet again.
Peace out and go Rangers!
I bet this is what Buffalo Bills fans told themselves in the early 90's.
...and when the Bills were unexpectedly relegated to a wildcard following their second straight Super Bowl loss, they promptly marched right back to the big dance. You didn't undermine his point very well Blake.
Bunch of Debbie Downers around here.
A) They lost again, and then again in year 4, so yes I did
B) Was not attempting to really undermine his post. I figured eventually we would get a ring, I mean we are a likeable team who has gone to the WS twice in a row, and still puts out, arguably, the best overall team in baseball. I bet Buffalo Bill fans did not think they would lose 4 straight, or if they did, then they would get at least one, but they didn't, and sometimes that is the way sports go. I love the Rangers, I cannot even describe how much I have loved the past few years, but thinking that people may look back on these teams the way I look at the Bills.. sucks. So no, I really will not be happy with anything less then a World Series ring
I think our expectations after leading the division for 150 games was a division title, which isn't insane or silly. Our expectation was that the Rangers would show up for at least 1 game of the final three...Our expectation was to see Josh act like he cared a bit after he dropped the ball...Our expectation was to see the Rangers in a third straight WS.
They didn't meet our expectations, and honestly, our expectations weren't out of the world considering the talent on this team. We have every right to be upset about it. Heaven forbid you actually set a standard and hold somebody to it...
A standard is realizing your team just won 93 games in a rough American League. Not easy to do.
Plus, is there any real runaway clear winner in the AL? I don't see how the Rangers aren't up there with the favorites still right now. Shit happens. All you people complaining about having the unfair advantage of having to play the first two games on the road, well now we can play spolier to the Yankees and be up 2-0 heading to the Bronx. Think on that.
It's still better to be a Ranger fan than it is to be an Angel fan so I agree with some of the OP's points. However, I don't agree at all with the statement that the Rangers have just as much chance to win the pennant as any AL team. Technically, the chance will be less than any of the division winners. Also, none of those teams have Ron Washington for a manager. I do not believe Wash wants to win more than he wants to play the veterans. He will make sure that everyone of the veterans gets their chance to play regardless of how badly they are playing. He will put MY on the field if the team actually gets to the WS (they won't) just to keep him in the line-up... you know he will or you don't know Wash. He is almost guaranteed to make some horrendous in-game decision(s) that will ultimately reduce the win probability. I do not consider myself a Debbie Downer, but I do consider myself reasonable enough to not ignore some obvious short comings of one of the members of the team I cheer for.
There's no way any rational Ranger's fan doesn't hold a heavy degree of disappointment given how the division race panned out. Yeah our odds looked great heading into the final series in Oakland, and yeah they looked great at various points throughout the season, yet we still came up short. That being said the mark of a true fan is eternal optimism (albeit accompanied by a healthy dose of realism), and we've got a legit ace pitcher on the mound tomorrow night in RBiA who has, by all accounts and metrics, 'put the pieces together' over the past several weeks. This team has faired well not only this season but in years past vs the O's while Saunders has likewise pitched poorly here for his career. I'm not going Jimmy Johnson here and guaranteeing a win, but rationally speaking, you've got to like our chances. With a much needed day off our offense should regroup and show us what they've been 'holding back'.Go Rangers
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