I got one my bucket list wishes last night as my brother, sister, Dave and I had the opportunity to go to game 4 of this year's World Series. I have been a Rangers' fan my entire life. I can remember going to games in the old Rangers' Stadium to watch players like Steve Buechele, Julio Franco, Ruben Sierra, Pete Incaviglia and of course, Mr. Nolan Ryan.
The Post Season is not something Rangers' fans are used to. In fact, it's a fairly foreign concept. So the fact that my Texas Rangers were ALCS champs and finally made a trip to the World Series was just icing on the post season cake! The interesting twist is that their opponents are the San Francisco Giants. My brother happens to play in their farm system. That does NOT mean I am torn. My allegiance is Blue and Red, but it does make for interesting discussion. And just in case you're wondering...HE does feel torn.
But thankfully, after years of talk of him being the favorite child,and Kristen and I never really thinking it had merit, he finally earned his keep. He came up big with 12 tickets to the series. Everyone in my family has had the opportunity to go to at least one game. I'm not going to lie that it made my year! Unfortunately, I was not the good-luck charm that brought them a win last night, but I'm hoping for a very MERRY CLIFFSMAS tonight!