On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers emerged as the World Series champions of 2023, claiming their first title in the franchise’s 52-year history. The victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks was a 5-0 shutout in Game 5, a fitting end to a season that saw the Rangers overcome a gauntlet of injuries and adversities.
The team’s journey to the top was nothing short of cinematic, with a remarkable 11-0 record on the road in the postseason. The Rangers’ win was anchored by the stellar performances of World Series MVP Corey Seager and AL Championship Series MVP Adolis García, with the team being steered by the experienced hand of manager Bruce Bochy.
Ironically, the Rangers also drew significant attention earlier this year in June for their absence from Pride Month celebrations. Funny enough, the Rangers were the only MLB team that did not host a Pride night or engage in any public form of recognition.
Their decision did not go unnoticed. While other professional sports teams in North Texas, including FC Dallas and the Dallas Wings actively participated in Pride Month festivities, the Rangers remained away from politics.
The decision by the Rangers was believed by many team employees to be a top-down