Jul 21, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; The Texas Rangers celebrate their win against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Rangers defeated the Yankees 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
It’s Sunday night and after another Texas Rangers loss I’m camped in front of my television, with my strawberry ice cream of course, ready to watch MLB Network’s Quick Pitch to catch the highlights of today’s games that I’ve missed. What came on instead? Well, I can assure you that it wasn’t any Texas Rangers highlights.
No, instead I’m greeted by Matt Yallof for 2014 Plays of the First Half. Now, I usually really enjoy these types of shows. Its one of the few times that my husband and son will sit and watch baseball with me. In case you’re unfamiliar with the format of the “Best Plays of….” shows, MLBN shows the viewers the best plays at each position.
However, tonight I did not really enjoy the show. Okay, I’ll admit maybe it’s because I have a chip on my shoulder. Or maybe its because I suddenly have to explain my love and loyalty to the Texas Rangers. For whatever the reason, I was extremely irked during the show.
They seem to have forgotten that the Texas Rangers, although on 2-game losing streak, have made some incredible plays.
Well “they” may have forgotten. Heck many of us Rangers fans would like to forget A LOT from the first half of the season, but we shouldn’t forget some of the spectacular plays made by our favorite team.
So, in case you need a reminder why the Texas Rangers are still (mostly) fun to watch I decided to gather and present to you my version of 2014 Plays of the First Half: TEXAS RANGERS STYLE!