I never thought I would do this, but here I am. I am about to lump myself with FOX. Why? Because, well, (deep breath) I also thought Kansas City was in Kansas. There. I said it.
I admit that sometimes I am irrational, but I don’t think this was an example of that. I mean, it would make sense for KC to be in Kansas, right? Several Google searches later, it appears that there is a KC in Kansas and it mirrors the other one, in Missouri which is the home to the Royals. So me and FOX weren’t entirely incorrect. (Just mostly. You know.) Is your head spinning yet? Because mine most certainly is.
This is all to say that as many faults as FOX has, this one is understandable to me.
And why is everyone ripping their x-ray camera, too? I kind of dig it, actually. It gives the whole thing a new perspective and makes the somewhat (somewhat?) boring broadcast a little more fun. For instance, with that ball that Beltre said hit him… it totally proved him right.
Anyhow, last night was a lot more fun that Wednesday, I will tell you that. The Rangers seemed to break out of their Oh-My-God-We-Are-In-The-World Series funk, in the way I remember the Giants doing it in Game 1 last year, following that crazy first inning (remember Timmy’s error? And how we all thought that was it? Ha.). And it was glorious to watch. It wasn’t beautiful, it wasn’t a show of crazy offensive strength, it wasn’t spectacular in any way. It was more, to me, the team showing how they can win even when they are not at their very best and that, my friends, is glorious.
Watch out, Cardinals, the Texas Rangers are here with a vengeance. (Can you say “here with a vengeance” or does it need to be “back with a vengeance?)
Now I need to go eat apple sauce and click my heels together and say, kansascityisnotinkansaskansascityisnotinkansaskansascityisnotinkansas a million times. If you’ll excuse me…
p.s. It is worth noting, you know, that the game only started to go the Rangers way when I remembered to put on my antlers in the late innings. And Nolan Ryan’s tan trench coat was wonderful. That too.