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Rangers Treating Home Fans to Tons of Memories



    Rangers Treating Home Fans to Tons of Memories
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    ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 02: Delino DeShields #7 and Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers celebrate in the dugout during the first inning during a game against the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 2, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

    If you haven't been able to make it out to a Rangers game this homestand, I'm sorry for you.

    If you have, the chances are you've seen something special — something bigger than the game itself.

    In fact, over the past four Rangers games — three against Boston and one against Chicago — the fans at Globe Life Park have been treated to something memorable three times.

    On Saturday night, it was Chi Chi Gonzalez's big-league debut when the Rangers' top pitching prospect took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and left to a rousing ovation that was followed by some of the most inspirational, goosebump-inducing words ever heard in a manager's press conference coming out of the mouth of Rangers skipper Jeff Banister.

    On Sunday, it was a heroic pinch-hit walkoff double from hero turned heel turned hometown redemption story Josh Hamilton to secure the team's first home series win of the season.

    Then came Tuesday night, when perhaps the most anticipated Rangers debut since Pudge Rodriguez's in 1991 transpired in just about perfect fashion. Joey Gallo, the organization's top prospect and arguably the best power-hitting prospect in all of baseball, came to town and went straight up Paul Bunyan, clubbing a two-run bomb, almost hitting another one and starting things off with a two-run single in his first career at-bat.

    It's hard to imagine what might happen Wednesday night, but if you haven't been to the yard over the past few nights, you should get out there. You never know what you might miss.