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Chuck Greenberg's message to Rangers fans: "Believe"

Oct 11, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT

The owner of my team makes $87.5 million a year and I’m guessing he’s too busy eating panda steaks and lounging on unicorn skin couches to spend much time on the blogs.  Not so the Rangers new owner. Chuck Greenberg took to Lone Star Ball today to send a message to Rangers fans in advance of tomorrow’s Game 5:

BELIEVE….this isn’t supposed to be easy. Nothing this year has
been. Whether on the field or off, every time things looked about set,
unexpected problems arose. But in the end, the conclusion we sought was
EARNED, each and every time. This series is simply a microcosm of all
that has preceded it. This season has been filled with magic, and more
lies ahead. As for history? Forget it. History doesn’t throw a pitch or
swing a bat. History belongs to those who make it, and it takes place in
the present tense. Our history will be made on Tuesday. Be proud….and
BELIEVE.

Chuck

I think that “microcosm” stuff is a bit is strange. To the extent this series is a microcosm of anything — start strong, encounter trouble, get pushed to the brink, hopefully end strong — it is a microcosm of Greenberg’s struggle to buy the Rangers over the past year. I’m guessing most fans don’t give a toss about any of that. They just want Cliff Lee to shut down the Rays tomorrow.

But still, cool enough.  More than most owners would do.  I think I’m pulling for the Rangers in this one anyway.

  1. Giant Space Ants - Oct 11, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Eh, Rangers fans (especially the ones on Lone Star Ball) do sort of care about that stuff, at least in this case. Getting rid of Hicks was a godsend, and with how drawn out the process was, it was a huge relief for many of them when the deal finally got done.

  2. RichardInBigD - Oct 11, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    What Giant Space Ants says is very true. We used to have an owner who was alleged (in jest, I think) to having purchased the bones of the Elephant Man and Eva Braun for his collection of weird stuff, but last year couldn’t make payroll or buy enough balls to have a game. This guy buys the team, and immediately lowers the price of hot dogs, beer and parking, as well as hot chocolate (the latter to keep fans’ hands warm at WS games, I think). To top it all off, he’s partnered up with the most legendary pitcher of our time. He spends part of most games sitting somewhere besides the owners box, mingling with Larry Lunchbucket fan. Rangers fans LOVE this guy, and this meesage is just one more example of why!

  3. FrankZappa - Oct 12, 2010 at 4:05 AM

    the rays have scored their last run this year…lets go Cliff!!

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