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Go Rangers!

Last week was a great one for this lifelong Texas Ranger baseball fan.  I’m not one of these fans that has just recently jumped on the bandwagon.  Ask Sam Luce, I’ve tortured myself for years by allowing it to be public knowledge that I root for the Texas Rangers.  I grew up listening to Norm Hitzges call games on KTVT-TV out of Dallas.  I’ve seen Nolan Ryan pitch three times (losing all three.)  I’ve had my current Rangers batting practice jersey for years now, not something pulled off the rack this week.  I even have a Michael Young bobblehead in my office!  I’m hard-core Rangers, and for the first time in my 34 years I can say that without being embarrassed!

Well last week they did what all Ranger fans have thought was an impossibility.  They won the pennant.  It was a tear-inducing moment for this Ranger fan!  Josh Hamilton, Cliff Lee, and Elvis Andrus are great to watch; throw in our long-time favorite in Michael Young and Nolan Ryan sitting in the press box as owner…Crazy fun!  As I prepare to root for the hometown team this week in the World Series I want to share some Rangers greatness with you!

What is the Claw and Antlers?

A great outfield perspective on the greatest called strike in ALCS history! (I almost cried again just watching this!)

A fantastic photo slide show of that last night in the ALCS.

I don’t care that the Yankees have won 27 World Championships.  The Rangers are in the Fall Classic and this Ranger fan will be front and center taking it all in!  For the record,  I take Rangers in the first 3 game sweep of the World Series in history.  Giants will forfeit that last game to avoid the humiliation any further!

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.