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Rangers won’t hold fan rally in Arlington this year

Oct 29, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

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The Rangers drew several thousand fans to a rally outside the Ballpark in Arlington a few days after last season’s World Series loss to the Giants.

Despite that strong turnout, the organization is not going to host a similar event this time around.

According to Eva-Marie Ayala of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rangers higher-ups asked Arlington mayor Robert Chuck to not set schedule a fan rally to celebrate the club’s second straight trip to the World Series. Here’s the explanation from Rangers VP of communications John Blake:

“We just felt last year was a special time because we were going for the first time in the history of the franchise. We felt that making it for the second year in a row, unless we won, we wouldn’t have a celebration. Our expectations are higher now, so that’s the way we felt was the most appropriate way to handle it. While going to World Series back to back is something we’ll cherish, we felt we should only celebrate if there was a Series win.”

Gotta dig the honesty, and the acknowledgment that expectations have been raised. The Rangers are a first-class organization with a bright future. They’re no longer content with simply reaching the Fall Classic.

The Cardinals will hold their victory parade in downtown St. Louis on Sunday at 4 p.m. CT.
  1. dickey119 - Oct 29, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    The Texas Rangers are sore losers

  2. rebeljpl - Oct 30, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Yo Silva, Its Mayor Cluck, not Chuck. No fooling, dead serious. @dickey119- how are the Rangers sore losers? They’re choosing not to celebrate falling short… I’m a little confused by your comment, maybe you were just being a smart ass but still don’t understand the point.

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Oct 30, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    You shouldn’t celebrate coming up short.

  4. miketreedy - Oct 31, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    As a long time Rangers fan, it does suck to see them lose the WS. It still beats all those years of being at or near the bottom of the standings each year. So thanks for another great season Rangers! We are all looking forward to a great 2012!

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