They did it — they went and took it. The Texas Rangers are officially World Series champions for the first time in franchise history.
Locking up a championship on the road can sometimes be a little anti-climactic, but that was far from the case for the Rangers at Chase Field. The Rangers were absolutely lethal on the road this postseason, and that continued all the way through the celebration. Just check out the video of the closing moments of the win:
Listen to the way Chase Field erupted. Look at all the blue in the stands. Magic.
Of course, it wasn't only the stadium in which the game was being played that was rocking. Fans who couldn't make the trip to Arizona were getting rowdy all the same.
Just look at the reaction at Globe Life Stadium:
And how about American Airlines Center after the Dallas Mavericks' win tonight?
And if schadenfreude is more your cup of tea? How about the view from one of the more Diamondbacks-heavy support sections at Chase:
There's something special about the deciding game of the World Series ending on a strike that really feels special. Nobody in Texas would've been complaining about a caught fly-ball or well-fielded groundout ending things, but it's hard to beat the strikeout.
This is a moment that's going to go down in Rangers history forever, and it carried all the magic you'd hope it would.
It won't be long before we turn our attention toward a potential repeat, but for now let's celebrate!
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