Dear Texas Rangers season ticket holder,
Save your money. This century has been one big mess.
The Rangers are the only team in the AL West that hasn’t made the postseason since the new millennium.
Let Tom Hicks know you’re fed up with his wayward ship by not renewing your tickets.
Serving up Buck Showalter as a scapegoat won’t improve the starting pitching.
Hicks thinks you will buy tickets to see his club next year with a new skipper in the dugout.
Last time I checked, fans paid to see players, not managers.
Before you plunk down your hard-earned dollar to see another third- or last-place team, ask yourself, “What are the Rangers? Where are they going?”
Doug Melvin was fired as general manager because Hicks didn’t want to rebuild. He also advised the owner not to give Alex Rodriguez a $252 million contract.
In February 2004, I was one of those former season ticket holders who heard Hicks preach about how A-Rod wasn’t going to be traded, only to see A-Rod shipped off to the Yankees…a day after season ticket holders had to pay in full.
Ask former GM-in-waiting Grady Fuson if you can believe what Hicks says. He was run out of town after being promised the job.
How’d that John Hart Era work out?
Paying customers should be tired of the carousel of executives, managers and players being run out of town and their names besmirched in the process, all in the name of trying to sell tickets.
This team has become the joke of the Metroplex.
Somebody keep the owner off the radio so he stops insulting fan favorite Michael Young. Hide the phone and pray he’ll stop taking calls from agent Scott Boras.
GM Jon Daniels should be the only voice he listens to, but someone always seems to bend Hicks’ ear and the organizational plans change in an instant.
They stick to the plan in Oakland. They stick to the plan in Minnesota. The Yankees and Red Sox will spend to be winners.
What are the Rangers? Hicks seems to spend just enough to keep you coming back, hoping the team can catch magic like the 2004 club.
I understand some of you diehard fans still need to be at the ballpark having a hot dog and watching the great game of baseball.
But don’t buy season tickets. Just wait ’til after the All-Star break, when disgruntled fans start giving them away.
You can demand a better organizational plan by saving your paycheck.