Jul 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; The Silver Boot trophy is on display on the concourse for the Lone Star series with the Texas Rangers playinng against the Houston Astros at Global Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
This afternoon the Houston Astros head north to faceoff against our one true rival in the American League, the Texas Rangers. We here at Climbing Tal’s Hill celebrate rivalries because fans tend to get a little more worked up about the opponent and we’d like to think that the players do, as well.
Records against your division rivals can make or break a season, and in a particularly bad year, a better head-to-head series against your rivals can add some shine to the tarnish.
Houston fans don’t really need an excuse to hate the teams from Dallas, and vice versa. We just do. It’s ingrained in our hearts and minds since birth – thou shall not betray the home teams in favor of another team from THAT city. Rumor has it that in some families, members could face excommunication for such a traitorous act.
In the “Lone Star Series,” aka the battle for the Silver Boot, the Texas Rangers are winning 7-4-3 since the inception of the series in 2001. However, the Astros reclaimed the title last year and are looking to keep the metallic footwear in the Bayou City where it belongs.
There’s nothing better than an old-fashioned rivalry, so without further ado, here are five reasons you should hate the Texas Rangers:
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