In what was a celebration for the ages, the Texas Rangers parade and rally was filled with excitement, emotion, and fun. And just like the 2023 Rangers team, the best was saved for last. The quiet, MVP leader of the Rangers, Corey Seager was last to speak and brought down the house. His dig at the Astros' Alex Bregman for his comments at the end of the regular season was a great way to finish off a fantastic season.
In a miserably low point on the last day of the regular season, when the Rangers lost to Seattle and the Astros beat the Diamondbacks, Houston was able to claim the AL West title due to the tie breaker rules. In the clubhouse afterwards, Bregman delivered a short message to his teammates, but they were obviously not the only ones to hear it loud and clear. The short audio of Bregman can be heard below.
Fast forward a month later, and the Texas Rangers are the World Series champions after going through the Rays, Orioles, Bregman's Astros, and the Diamondbacks. This team does little talking and is all business. Especially Corey Seager, who has to be one of the most difficult interviews that there is. That isn't a knock on him, but just his personality. He is team oriented and deflects all questions about his accomplishments to the team. A managers dream for sure.
"I guess we will never know." - Corey Seager
So, when Seager came up to the podium with chants of MVP, MVP, MVP, there was joy, but no one expected what was to come next. After a few brief words, he closed with the mic drop of mic drops. He simply used Bregman's own words to fire up the Rangers fans as well as his shocked teammates standing behind him. You can hear his version below and decide which one you like better.
To be fair, I have no problem with what Bregman said, and Seager probably doesn't either. But he saw an opportunity to unleash a zinger and he did it with precision. As he does on the field, he had a pitch to drive, and he hit it out of the park! Rangers' fans love Seager for his on-field play, and there is little doubt that he will forever be loved and remembered for his words that ended the celebration rally.