DALLAS, TX - JUNE 16: Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks talks after the Dallas Mavericks Victory Parade at American Airlines Center on June 16, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Just made my way back from the Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship parade, putting a nice bow on top of a great season by the team and the beloved Dirk Nowitzki.
But if you're a Texas Ranger, you're wishing right now that there were a few more games for the Mavericks to play.
Entering Thursday's day game against the Yankees, the Rangers had dropped six of their last eight games since sweeping the Cleveland Indians on the road.
It might be in their best interest to get out of that funk relatively soon now that the Mavericks euphoria is coming to a close as Dirk goes back to Germany, J.J. Barea goes back to Puerto Rico and the rest of those guys go their own separate ways for a few months.
In June 2010, when the Rangers really separated themselves from everyone else in the AL West, they lost seven games. Entering Thursday's game, they had seven losses already in June.
So pick it up, pitchers. Starting hitting, hitters. This is a winners' town now and the people here won't stand for less for too terribly long.