Friday night Jimmy and I witnessed something we never in a million years thought would ever happen... our Texas Rangers won the pennant and they are going to the world series. Back up a minute and understand that our Rangers have never won ANY post-season game, much less advanced this far. In fact, there have been stretches where wins of any kind were hard to come by for this team. Yet Jimmy has remained a faithful fan since he became interested in baseball at 7 years old... that's 27 years people. Jimmy has waited a long long time for this.
As for me, I became a baseball fan back in the early 1990's and have waited out many long and losing seasons with the Rangers hoping that maybe someday they could play in October.
Somehow Jimmy knew this was the season. He told me on opening day that if they ever had a team that could go all the way, this was that team. I had my doubts and everyone knows that the Rangers always slump after the all-star game. So after coming out strong after the break I started believing we had what it took to get to the big set of games.
Well sure enough, here we are. After a third strike looking to our nemesis Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez,(it doesn't get a lot better than that), taking down the evil empire, proving money can't buy everything and showing that God does honor those who honor Him (thank you JH).... the world series is coming to TEXAS!!
I guess it's time to get out our claws and antlers and cheer on four more wins! We've waited a LONG time for this one... GO RANGERS!