You know those baseball cards from 20 years ago that you
held, and maybe bought a few hundred “doubles” of, because you just had a feeling?
At one point as I opened my desk drawer at work yesterday, my
eyes caught a couple tickets to Rangers/A’s on September 14, and to
Rangers/Rays on September 26.
As the second half opens for Texas in less than 12 hours, it’s too soon
to predict how big those two games will be, or how huge those tickets could be. There’s a stretch between August 3 and
September 9 when the Rangers play 25 of 35 games on the road, with the 10 at
home pitting us against Boston, Minnesota, and Toronto. But in the meantime, Texas has 13 of 16 at home.
Situated near the end of that first stretch and before the second
is the trade deadline.
Lots could change between now and September 14, both in the
standings and on the roster.
So will my investment in those September 14 and September 26
tickets turn out like these?
Buckle up. This ride
may be one we’ll remember for a long time.