Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Ramblings...

First of all, today is my anniversary. One year ago today I decided to start a blog. I didn't know what it would be like. I didn't know what I would talk about. I didn't think that anyone outside of my family or close circle of friends would ever read it. But here, 365 days later, I have 132 followers and have made some great new friends through this blogging world. Thank you so much for reading my blog, it really means a lot to me! Thank you for putting up with my obsession of baseball (mainly the Texas Rangers), Chick Fil A,  books, Shemar Moore (sigh) and crime shows. If you would like to go back to the beginning where it all started, here are the first few posts of my blog here.

I had planned to talk today about the evilness of the $1 bins at Target, but I can't focus on anything else right now (sorry). I'm too excited. You've been putting up with me talking about the Rangers since February, you can last a while longer, right?? Right? Still with me? Great!! Last night the Texas Rangers made history. They finally won a playoff series. I know, some of you are thinking, "so what, big deal. It's the first round, not the World Series." It is a big deal. It is a big deal to long time Rangers fans such as myself. Fans who have suffered through seasons where we lost 80 games. Fans who have listened to the national media call your team a joke (I'm looking at you ESPN). Fans who wouldn't be able to hear any Rangers talk on local sports radio after the end of July due to the Cowboys training camp starting up. Until 10:17 CST last night, the Texas Rangers were the only active franchise in major league baseball that had never won a post-season series. That is no longer the case. The Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 in Game 5 to advance to the American League Championship Series. We are loving it! The winner of this series advances to the World Series.

Screenshot of ESPN (dot) com. Cliff Lee (front) pitched a complete game for the Rangers. He is awesome.

For those not familiar with how baseball teams celebrate a playoff series win, they drench each other with champagne and beer in the locker room (It doesn't sound appealing to me at all. Why would you want to smell all sweaty and like alcohol? But that is just me). Anyways, as you can tell from the above picture, the Rangers ended up doing just that. But, they didn't start with champagne. Outfielder Josh Hamilton has battled back from drug and alcohol abuse, and to show respect for him, and to show how much he means to them, the team had a "Ginger Ale" showering just for him. He was able to celebrate with his teammates before slipping out when the alcohol was brought out. I thought that was neat. Josh didn't ask them to do that, in fact, he didn't even know until he went into the locker room it was planned. I love this team and how they look out for each other! They are truly a family. Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson doesn't drink and tries to avoid alcohol as well. He helped set it up for Josh. Thank you C.J.!

To see video of the Ginger Ale soaking, click here. It also has an interview with Josh and  later, his wife Katie. I love how Josh tells reporters he has to give all the glory to God. You are a class act Josh. Thank you!

Josh Hamilton (r) being congratulated after the game.

Continuing on with my baseball theme, last weekend I went to my first MLB playoff game. And on Friday, night I'm going to my second one! I'm so excited!! I wanted to end my post today by sharing a few pictures from last Saturday's game!

Tailgating before the game in the Six Flags parking lot (it's next door to The Ballpark).

The American League Division Series logo on the field
Me and my Bubba at our first MLB playoff game! Yes, I made a sign.

Guess who got her first official major league baseball during batting practice?? :)


  1. I am so so so excited about the Rangers!!! I am not a die hard fan like you, but I'm also not one of those bandwagon fans who only loves them when they're winning... :) Also, SO SO SO jealous that you get to go to not one, but TWO playoff games!! Lucky girl...Miss ya!

  2. Hey, who has egg on their faces now??? (ESPN). Congratulations on the exciting news!

  3. Happy Blogoversary!!! Sometimes I think I haven't been here that long in the blog world...and then other days it seems like I've been here forever! :)

    Congrats to the Rangers! I knew there was some celebrating going on in Arlington last night! Have a blast at your 2nd MLB playoff game!!

  4. I bet your hubby enjoys the fact that you love baseball!

    BTW, the $1 bins at Target are evil! I always leave with stuff that I don't need.