|It's Baseball Time in Texas!|
|Ready for baseball!|
|Twitter Tailgates are the best!|
Going into this game, I have been feeling icky for over two weeks. Last week I was so sick Sunday-Wednesday that I was running a fever, in bed, and barely alive. I always seem to get sick during the playoffs so when I finally saw my doctor, she said "You aren't feeling good. Of course you are sick, the Rangers are in the playoffs!" She knows me so well. Usually I get bronchitis but this year I was lucky enough to get some killer stomach virus that will not end. (Yes, I am still suffering though not as bad as last week.) On the bright side, I have lost about 10 pounds thanks to not being able to eat much of anything and my wedding set is so lose it is driving me crazy twirling on my finger. I will take the weigh loss, thank you very much! I could live without the stomach bug but at least it has its perks.
Rangers fans and Cubs fans have a lot in common. Namely, a lot of years for fruitless baseball. That doesn't hurt the fan base it just makes us loyal. The game started at 7 pm and the Cowboys were playing next door and yet, the parking lot was packed at 3 o'clock on game day. Rangers fans, true Rangers fans, are some of the best in baseball. Yes, there are bandwagon fans. There were a lot of Cowboys fans at the ballpark too, dressed head to toe in Cowboys stuff. (No really, the girl in front of me had Dallas Cowboys boots! I thought I was bad with my Rangers Toms). I don't mind them. I wish they would have at least bothered to bring a Rangers hat too so they didn't look so stupid sitting there in their Cowboys crap but.... they pay for seats, hats, and shirts (theoretically) and they give the club more money to spend on good players. I wish they were better fans and cheered for the club and didn't just sit there like bumps on a log because I know a ton of real fans who would have paid for those seats and happily been ROWDY but DFW is a strange sports place. People like to say it is a football town but I don't believe that. It is a winners town. Whichever team is winning, that is the team people show up for even if they show up in stupid Dallas Cowboys jerseys, hats, boots, and sit there looking bored. Someone remind me to tell you the story of the ALDS playoff shirt controversy. Only in DFW could a shirt with the Dallas skyline (the recognizable DALLAS skyline) cause fans to cry like little, spoiled babies over a T-shirt! That's the metroplex but it is home like it or not and sometimes, I don't.
|So many good fans!|
|My honey's first playoff!|
So hubs and I ended up at the Ballpark for his first ever playoff game. I was nervous. Really nervous. I always get a bad case of the "Oh my GAWD please let them wins" during the playoffs. I have been known to spend 2 hours at the gym watching from the top of a workout machine of some variety. That was back when I was single though and had time for that! Hubs was excited. Baseball madness was about to swoop down on Arlington. I walked into the Ballpark expecting Toronto to be on their game. It was do or die for them. The Rangers have to win 1 game to move on. It was an elimination game. The hardest game to close out. Toronto didn't disappoint, sadly the Rangers just didn't have their offense going last night. Disappointing but I expected it. Today we win! Today we move on.
|My handsome nephew was at the game so I got a hug!|
|Hubs looking all hot an everything!|
|He likes to look grumpy in photos|
|Such a beautiful day!|
|Goofy Rangers fans!|
|The Ballpark was all dressed up|
|Rangers and USA pride!|
|Rangers Nation getting rowdy!|
Game 4 is today and while I won't be there, I have a lot of good friends and great fans who will so I leave it in their capable hands because TODAY WE WIN RANGERS! Let's move on to the ALCS and bring on whoever wants a piece of this. (Me, I kinda hope it is the Astros because I would love to have home field advantage and I would love to eliminate THEM!)