The Stretch Run
**ORIGINAL POSTED DATE 9/12/12**
That is where we are as Ranger fans. Yes, they have been to back-to-back World Series, and we have been disappointed twice. But it all starts over again. We have all found a new love…the 2012 season. This is where we wipe the slate clean for good, if you have not done so to this point, and we all get behind the 2012 Texas Rangers. 2010 and 2011 are behind us, just like Tiffany or Carla or whoever. We all start over with this team.
We can talk about all the things that certain players do wrong or right. Kinsler infuriates at times, Beltre amazes at times. But they are all a part of a team. Which is what we are. We are all fans of the Rangers. We argue, we agree or disagree or we even go as far as to unfollow someone on Twitter. We may not like what the other has to say, but we are all on the same team here. We have all fallen in love again, with the 2012 Texas Rangers. It’s all our new girl or boyfriend. And it is fantastic.
I’m not asking everyone to get along. That’s beyond my scope, and I would never tell anyone what to think. But remember, we are on the same team. We all love this team, and we are in the midst of the greatest part of the greatest game. Major League Baseball in September and beyond. As we are watching and thinking about the team, and our next “genius tweet”……It’s all about team. It’s the stretch run. This is the point of the season where we all congregate at RBIA and chant, “Napoli, Napoli, Napoli.” This is the point where we buy champagne and open it after they win the division. This is the point of the season we buy hats and shirts and we text or tweet each other what a great play was just made. It is the stretch run. It’s our time.