Texas Rangers: Opening Day hot takes

Robbie Grossman gets the first ice bath of 2023 for the Texas Rangers.
Robbie Grossman gets the first ice bath of 2023 for the Texas Rangers. / Richard Rodriguez/GettyImages
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The pomp and circumstance of Opening Day is in the rearview mirror, and it is time to start getting settled in for the 2023 Texas Ranger's season in its entirety. But before we leave the afterglow of Thursday's 11 - 7 victory, let's take a look at some hot takes from the game.

First off, my wife Christin and I were fortunate enough to be able to make a last-minute trip to Arlington, to take in the festivities in person. So, with that in, mind, my hot takes will be coming from our seats in the bottom bowl, roughly even with the outfield grass on the third base side.

Texas Rangers hot takes from Opening Day victory

In full disclosure, I am a huge Trea Turner fan and wanted to be able to really see him well. Now don't think for a moment that I wanted our Ranger's to do bad or not win, but when you get to see your favorite player going in person, you should take advantage of the opportunity. He didn't disappoint, and we even got to witness one of his patented smooth slides as he slid headfirst into third on his triple in the third inning.

But, enough about Turner, and on to the main attraction, our Texas Rangers. Bruce Bochy comes out of the gate and makes his precense known. Not only did he get a fantastic ovation when he was announced before the game, but he made some moves early and throughout the game that had the feel of a man that knows his craft.