Moving Forward…

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.


Se-ren-i-ty: noun – a disposition free from stress or emotion


Ahhh, the Serenity Prayer, a prayer said and heard almost as much as the Lord’s Prayer.  The Serenity Prayer is most commonly heard from church parishioners and those practicing or in search of recovery at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

I am recommending that all Ranger fans learn the four verses above.  Not to make you a better person, but to make it through the rest of the season, or 139 more games.

Our farm teams are no doubt punishing all who are in front of them, however, our Big League boys are being micturated upon nightly.

I know it stinks that our team is not doing well, actually, they are terrible right now. 

The most frustruating part is that they did not build on the hot finish they had last year. 

Entering into the season I felt we could atleast build on that and hover around .500, a great feat given what Wash and staff had to work with on the 25-man roster. 

I’m going to the game on the 30th, against the Royals.  I am debating on making and taking signs, perhaps even going as the ol’ “papersack headed fan.”

No way I’d do that, a) my wife wouldn’t let me and b) my wife wouldn’t let me and c) you guessed it, my wife wouldn’t let me.

I feel sorry for Wash.  185 or so games into his career and he’s already got to deal with a website calling for his head.  As I’ve mentioned before, he’s a great baseball man and he’s been looking for this oppurtunity since the day he became a big league coach so it’s human nature to feel for the guy. 

But, baseball is a business and business is all about “What have you done for me lately?”

I’m a fan of the Rangers, I take abuse from my friends on a daily basis claiming I’m a Ranger apologist.  So be it, however, if the boys ever become the franchise they are working to become the tides will turn, I will be the one showering abuse their way. 

It’s hard being a Ranger fan, but someone’s gotta do it, right?





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