Which Rangers player are you? Find out in this Texas postseason preview
It's almost time for the postseason! As teams punch their tickets to the October party, we're taking a look back at their seasons -- giving away some Season Superlatives and also offering you a chance to learn which member of the team you actually are.
The Rangers are great. In fact, they're the best in the AL West (rhyme absolutely intentional). They clinched a postseason spot on Friday night with a 3-0 win over the A's and made sure to celebrate in the messiest way possible:
They're a pretty superlative team. But which individual superlatives do they deserve? Let's find out now.
Most memorable home run
The Rangers have their fair share of memorable home runs, and this category was highly contested. After all, Nomar Mazara hit a 491-foot dinger that was, for a time, the longest of the year. But Mazara's HR is now only the third-longest, so the most memorable Rangers home run title belongs to … Yu Darvish! After all, it's not every day that a pitcher better known for his eephus than his bat hits a 410-foot dinger to dead center:
Most amazing defensive play
We dare you to stop watching Nick Martinez's no-look, behind-the-back grab of a comebacker. We DARE YOU. And yet, it's not even the Rangers' most impressive display of the season, even though it was truly incredible. No, the play that will really leave you open-mouthed in awe is Mazara's 220-foot, game-ending throw from the foul pole, way back in June:
Most entertaining dugout presence
Is there any doubt? Whether he's directing air traffic from the bench (or whatever this is) or trying to keep his nefarious teammates from touching his head, Adrian Beltre is far and away the most entertaining dugout -- and probably any location -- presence:
But which Ranger are you? Do you deserve any baseball superlatives? Just take the quiz below to find out: