The End

It’s over.

The 2013 Texas Rangers season has come and gone. 91 wins later and it still wasn’t good enough for a playoff birth. 90+ wins for the fourth year in a row. A chance to get in the playoffs.

Then David Price happened.

It’s over.

Despite the outcome of the Rangers season, I still consider it a success. I choose to look at the fact that the Rangers battled through the pitching injuries. Battled through a non-existent Lance Berkman for most of the year. Battled through the Nelson Cruz suspension. Battled through the year that David Murphy had. And almost overcame a disastrous start to September when nothing went right for them.

Changes are coming in Arlington. There are several players who have played their last game in a Ranger uniform. There will new players next year to contribute to the Rangers and this incredible run that they are on.

I understand if you are upset or sad about the loss last night. Some of you live and die with every single pitch. I admire your fandom. The last game of the season is always a sad day. I too, am in a daze this morning coming to terms with the fact that this postseason has no team from Arlington.

But before we move on to contract talks, free agent possibilities or if Wash should or shouldn’t be fired, we need time for this to sink in. Time to grieve. Part of me is okay with the season being over. Not because the Rangers are no longer playing, but because the media onslaught is likely over. The Darvish not an ace/Profar isn’t that good/Fire JD talk will settle down a little.

But before we get into all of that stuff. I need a day to sit back and reflect on the season.

I’m still sad that it’s over. 

Patrick Despain is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShutDown Inning. He can be reached at or on Twitter @ShutDownInning
Patrick Despain
Patrick is a member of the IBWAA and creator of Shutdown Inning. He was raised him Arlington, Texas and grew up watching games on HSE and listening to Eric Nadel and Mark Holtz on the radio. He is a long time Rangers fan and never achieved his dream of being a bat boy. He know lives in Georgia with dreams of a Texas return.

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