Texas Rangers: Eric Nadel's "You're not dreaming" call continues to be relevant

A little over a month after the Texas Rangers won their first ever World Series, it all still feels a bit like a dream.
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Tell me I'm not the only one. Please tell me that I am not the only Texas Rangers fan that has watched the final out of Game 5 or Corey Seager's Game 1 tying home run on near repeat over the last month. Or, for that matter, any number of other highlights from a historic playoff run that came from an unsuspecting Rangers team that got hot at the right moment. Eric Nadel made the epic call that night on November 1st when all of the heartache and frustrations of being a Rangers fan came crashing down as Josh Sborz would record the final out and slam his glove into the ground to start the victory celebration.

I know I'm not the only one, because my dear friend and Rangers' aficionado David Wright does the same thing. Many of my fellow writers on this very site have indicated that they do as well. And I know that many of you reading this article have found yourselves going back and reliving parts of the journey. Part of the fascination with it all comes down to the heart of Nadel's call at the end of the World Series. During the day before that game, he had decided to incorporate the "Rangers' fans, you're not dreaming" into it somewhere. Well as any master artist does, Nadel was able to paint the line into the call beautifully. It wasn't forced or awkward. It flowed perfectly and was delivered with precision. Have a listen below.

We are just over a month removed from that November 1st night when the Rangers finally got over the hump and recorded that elusive final World Series out. And while I know that it happened, and I know that it is very real, I still have to pinch myself from time to time to make sure that I am indeed not dreaming. The Hall of Famer Nadel did his job in telling us that it is reality and not a foggy dream.

Thank you, Eric Nadel, for reminding us that we are awake and that our Texas Rangers are in fact World Series champions. The euphoria is still surrounding this win and will for quite some time. The Rangers will start another season in just a few short months and will be on a quest for yet another magical season. But the 2023 season and playoff run is special and always will be.

It wasn't a dream, although I am quite certain that many of us will look back upon it for years to come in a dreamy way. What a ride!

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