Perhaps I'm just growing crotchedly in my old(er) age, but this has to be one of the more absurd Rangers-related complaints I've stumbled upon in quite a while:
On the Rangers' celebration after clinching the AL West:
Barry Horn: I was a little disappointed to see the Rangers’ postgame celebration the other night when they clinched the division. You’ve been there, you’ve done that, and I have news for you guys: If this team does not come back and at least make it to the World Series this year, the people around here are going to be disappointed and there’s going to be a lot of finger pointing. So I think they should’ve had a little bit calmer night and said, “Hey, we’ve done this, we’ve been here before.” Because there could be some bad days ahead for them if they don’t get of the ALDS.
He's right. Heaven forbid that a team which had to work its freaking ass off this season to hold off a tough Angels team (one that played the majority of the season within striking distance of first place) be allowed to revel in its accomplishment without restraint for one night. What in the hell were they thinking? And that whole celebrating with the fans bit? Extraneous nonsense. They should have thrown their asses out of the Ballpark as soon as the fireworks show was over so that they could stage their nice little subdued celebration in privacy.
Meanwhile, the team that has "been there and done that" more often than any other team in baseball over the last two decades, and the team with such venerated legends as Jeter, Posada, and Rivera, engaged in this kind of behavior two days before the Rangers' celebration last Friday:
I have a bit of news to share, myself: The playoffs are a crapshoot. Enjoy what you can enjoy today, and worry about tomorrow when it arrives. Because I can sure as hell guarantee you that if this team does fall flat in the ALDS, it's not going to have a thing in the world to do with how they chose to conduct themselves during their division-clinching celebration, and, frankly, I find it completely ludicrous that anyone would suggest downplaying a moment that everyone in this organization worked so incredibly hard this season to attain.