The Rangers lost the American League Wild Card game tonight to the Baltimore Orioles. At home. Meekly. 5-1. Now the season is really over, and I'm glad. Relieved that the Rangers will no longer be embarrassed this year by their continuing collapse. Counting this game, the team lost 10 of their last 14 games. It was obvious that the mojo was gone. At the end there, they didn't even seem to care much. It's all very sad. All true Ranger fans are certainly glad we can close the book on this sorry chapter. It hurts, but it doesn't hurt nearly as much as Game 6 last year in the World Series. That was a dagger through the heart. You don't recover from that quickly.
So now, as in so many winters before, the Rangers have to get ready for next year. It will be fun watching the team retool. The Rangers have what is almost universally acknowledged as the best farm system in the country. Lots of great young players. If they cut their losses and get an piece here and piece there during the off-season, we'll be in the thick of it. Just wait'll next year!