The Texas Rangers were determined to roast the Los Angeles Dodgers after Game 5 of the World Series and it didn’t matter who else was involved in the crossfire. Moments after the Dodgers lost their second-straight World Series, the Rangers fired off a devastating tweet that obliterated both franchises.
How bad was it? You can be the judge.
Oof. The Rangers were willing to remind everyone that they lost two back-to-back World Series championships in 2010 and 2011 just to take the Dodgers down a couple pegs.
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Was it worth it? Did the Rangers really have to remind their fans about a couple painful losses just to insult the Dodgers?
Opinions may be split there, but we’ll offer up two defenses for the Rangers. You have to be able to laugh at yourself, and it’s probably better that you get out in front of that narrative before anyone else does.
And, let’s face it, this was a pretty brutal burn of the Dodgers. The Rangers’ losses have lessened with time. The Dodgers most recent loss is still fresh.
In reality, the Rangers only had two options here: Get out ahead and lighten the mood with a joke or sit back quietly in the hopes that no one brings up your brutal back-to-back World Series losses.
The Rangers chose the former. The Atlanta Braves chose the latter.
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