Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Texas Rangers baseball

Fort Worth has three baseball teams. One is the semipro team, the Fort Worth Cats, and they have won 3 championships in a row in their league, and they hope to make it 4 this season. By the way, the Cats used to be a minor league team for the majors, so there's a lot of history here. I'll share some more of that later.

The second team is Texas Christian University's Horned Frogs. The Frogs have won 4 conference championships in a row. Frog baseball has vastly improved since we got our new field, which is a far cry from the old field, which barely qualified as a high school field.

Then there's the Texas Rangers. When it comes to being a fan of the Texas Rangers baseball team, "long suffering" and "fan" go together like "Hot" and "Texas Summer". Historically, we have been great on offense, and the opposite in pitching. This season is no different. Also historically, it is at this time of the year that the Rangers tank, which is just about the time that the Dallas Cowboys start camp, so we can at least look forward to that.

At least Fort Worth has championship baseball teams, but geez louize, just once I'd like to see the Rangers win it all. My grandmother was a diehard fan, and she never got to see them win the pennant. Through the years, the fans have come anyway, but this year has been different. Mainly because of the price of gas - why come all that way just to watch them lose? Anyway, even the management has taken notice, so hopefully they'll work harder to put better players on the field instead of trading them just as they're starting to shine.

Just once, fellas - just once. Let us know the feeling of winning a pennant. And then, somewhere in heaven, a diehard fan will finally get to cheer for her team.

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