It seems baseball fever has taken hold in Dallas/Ft. Worth, in October. Since the Dallas Cowboys are not very good (I'm keeping it clean too.) D/FW is jumping on the Texas Rangers bandwagon.
Tuesday night the Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 in game five of their ALDS series and are moving on to the ALCS for the first time ever. Oh by the way the Rangers will play the New York Yankees.
The Rangers will have home field advantage in the ALCS but judging from their ALDS series with Tampa Bay that doesn't mean jack.
Here some locker room celebration and sound from the Rangers. (Thanks WFAA-TV)
Ranger manager Ron Washington takes a beer shower and other alchohic beverages. (Thanks WFAA)
You don't see Josh Hamilton in the locker room celebrating with his teammates when the alcohol was flowing. For years Hamilton has battled substance abuse and alcohol issues. When Hamilton entered the clubhouse his Ranger teammates doused him with ginger ale and soft drinks.
"It says a lot about my teammates," Hamilton told the Dallas Morning News, "them understanding the sensitivity of my situation and not wanting to send the wrong message to other people out there."
Photo Courtesy: Dallas Morning News