Hope Springs Eternal February 24, 2008Posted by Amy in sports.
Tags: Amy Yen, baseball, Bryan Curtis, MLB, sports, spring training, StrawGrasping, Texas Monthly, texas rangers
Really loved this “open letter” to Texas Rangers fans by Bryan Curtis in Texas Monthly. Here’s the first paragraph:
“Welcome to the 2008 Texas Rangers season! We’re glad you’ll be joining us for year 36 of our eternal rebuilding project. You’re one of the hardy few who still make the trek out to Arlington, lay down $70 for an infield seat, and by the third pitching change of an error-filled, 12—3 blowout are lying facedown in the Jose Cuervo Gold Club. (An actual stadium club, mind you, not Rangers fans taking the bottle.) We’re writing to salute you, Rangers fan. You have a special psychological condition that has allowed you, in the face of utter hopelessness, to remain, well, slightly hopeful.”
Great stuff, especially I’ve been hearing quite a few overly optimistic statements lately despite the fact that once again, we have done pretty much nothing to improve during the offseason. The Rangers are the worst kind of team too, because they always seem to get monumentally better immediately after there is absolutely no chance of them making the playoffs, causing fans & management to stupidly think, hey! Maybe this thing isn’t as far away as we thought! There’s no need to do anything during the offseason! And then, of course, they come out in the spring & they’re still the same old horrible Rangers they were last year. God, why do I care??
BTW, I especially love that, through all this, ticket prices continue to go up.