Relax, Enjoy The Ride
Rangers fans all over social media were in a fury last night. Just about every fan I interacted with appeared to indicate that the season was basically over and that the Astros were going to win the West and it wouldn’t even be close.
I warn that everyone should be cautiously optimistic. With the 2012 “2 game lead with 3 to play” collapse still fresh in everyone’s mind, the doubt is pessimism is understandable. But the more I sit here and think about this, the more I’ve come to a new conclusion.
As a fan, there is absolutely nothing we can do. Zero. Not a damn thing.
Why get upset? Why argue with your friends and acquaintances? Why make enemies with the tone deaf social media platform?
As a fan, baseball is a ride. The ride is what you make it. You can sit back and enjoy the ride for what it is, meaningful September baseball, or you can live and die by every single pitch and be miserable.
This team was not supposed to be in this position this year. And you can give me the whole “but they are here and they are collapsing” or the “they’re in first place and they should be good enough to hold the lead”, you still won’t change my mind.
We all get frustrated, I get it. I’ve been frustrated many times myself. Everyone has, even the beat writers. Albeit because of game times and deadlines, but the point is the same.
This year was supposed to be over in August anyways. Cole Hamels was supposed to help next year, not this year. This is nothing but gambling with house money.
Guys, enjoy the ride. Stop being miserable, it’s not good for your health. Smile, shake off a loss and wait to see how the next day plays out because win or lose, baseball will still be here in 2016.
Don’t worry, you still have about three months of arguing about the Cowboys ahead of you.