Saturday night as we sat on the couch and watched the Rangers lose game 3 in the ALDS, a tiny bit of me was glad they were losing. (A very tiny bit! I really would have preferred they swept the Rays!) But their loss meant a game 4 on Sunday, to which we quickly snapped up tickets on StubHub.
I have never been in a crowd like that. IT WAS SO FUN. Playoff crowds yell louder, clap harder, and boo angrier. All things I love. There was just so much energy. Things lagged a bit in the middle innings, when we were down 5 runs and not much was happening, but a bases loaded, two outs situation got us all back up on our feet, with 49,000-strong chant for "VLAD-DY VLAD-DY VLAD-DY!" aka the batter, Vladimir Guerrero. (Sadly, he struck out swinging.)
The Rangers ended up losing, and we left the stadium tired, hoarse, sunburned, and defeated. BUT THAT'S OK. There is still one more game, one more chance for Texas to win their first post-season series in franchise history. Which would be awesome. I would have loved for them to do it yesterday while we were there, but I'm just so glad we got a chance to go to a play-off game. We're going to spend the next 20 years in Washington, DC, and I don't think we're going to get many October games up there!