The Increasing Popularity of the Texas Rangers


Sep 30, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers fans cheer during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but more and more people seem to be getting on board with the Texas Rangers since their two World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. celebrities such as Daft Punk and ever Justin Bieber have been seen wearing a Texas Rangers hat. And if you walk around the metro-plex, you almost see as many people wearing Texas Rangers gear as you see wearing Dallas Cowboys gear, and that is new. And if you have been to any games at the ballpark, you have probably noticed there are a few more people in the seats these days. I can remember going to games back in 2005 or 2006 when the ballpark was virtually empty in late September, and although it was fun, I would much rather see what it going on now.

So we all know that winning brings more fans, just ask the Dallas Stars who were at the height of their popularity when they won their first and only Stanley Cup back in the 90’s. There are not too many people going to Stars games these days. A bunch of people I talk to are not big fans of the so call “fair weather fans” that come with winning, but I would like to argue for this breed of fan. Just because the guy sitting next to you at Globe Life Park in Arlington just started going to games this season doesn’t mean he paid less to get in to the game than you did or his money is worth less. If we want the Texas Rangers to continue to succeed, it will take a whole bunch of fair weather fans buying tickets and jerseys and beer and all the other things that bring revenue to the team so they can improve. The Texas Rangers are most definitely in an up pattern right now. They have a great minor league system, they have a great major league team competing year in and year out, they have an ownership group not afraid to spend money and they have a GM who seems pretty good at his job. In my opinion, this should only help the Texas Rangers to become even more popular over the coming years.

Let’s all sit back and enjoy the fact that our favorite team is now the favorite team of many more people who are just getting on board with something we all have known for decades: Texas Rangers baseball is fun! So I say welcome all fans and let’s get ready for an already popular franchise to become even more popular over the next decade plus. I will enjoy talking to you all about what I have loved for a very long time. Texas Rangers baseball.