Why There Is No Joy In Texasville
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We should be happy.
We should be happy we were in first place in the AL West for 178 days this year.
We should be happy our team had four straight winning seasons for the first time ever in franchise history.
- Do you realize only two other time 1977-79 and 1989-91 has this franchise ever had THREE consecutive winning seasons?
We should be happy we aren’t the Astros, that we aren’t the Mariners.
That Yu Darvish turned out to be worth every penny of the $107 million the Rangers spent on him last season.
That we aren’t in bankruptcy like we were three years ago.
We should be happy that we had record setting attendance.
We should be happy that Adrian Beltre strung together the type of season he did.
That this Jurkison Profar kid looks to have a bright future as Ranger.
We should be happy that we’ve had at least the chance to contend for the World Series title twice in the last three years, it’s better than baseball purgatory which we have been in for so long.
But we’re not happy. Not even close. Because it’s over.
After such a successful season, such a promising beginning and such high hopes of being a legacy franchise that has taken over as a dominant force not only on a local level, but on a national and possibly World Series level.
After watching a group of rugged ballplayers capable of lighting up the scoreboard and shutting down opposing lineups.
Our season ends again with disappointment.
I think after this monumental collapse, we are all hoping to rebound and that this thing is still in its infancy stages of greatness, instead of coming to a stunning-gut wrenching end.
We should be happy, but we won’t be for a while.
UNLESS, the Cowboys can turn things around, right?
Cory Mageors is a co-host of The K&C Masterpiece which can be heard weekends on 105.3 The Fan. Follow @kandc1053 @inthemageors and find them on Facebook.
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