Abilene, Texas – In an exciting culmination of its statewide journey, the Texas Rangers Caravan reached its climax with an important stop in Abilene, Texas, proudly displaying its coveted World Series trophy.
The Caravan set out on a mission to connect with fans, spread baseball excitement and share the glory of their historic victory.
“It’s really great to hear the stories of all the guys who grew up watching the Rangers and maybe their parents and grandparents grew up watching the Rangers,” Rangers pitcher Cody Bradford said. “And they just say thank you all the time. Thank you so much for bringing it home, thank you so much for what you did.”
Many Abilene residents eagerly awaited the arrival of their beloved Rangers and their shining symbol of victory.
“You know we’re a little bit on the outskirts and we’re not in the Dallas metroplex area, so, we’re really happy to see them here,” said longtime Rangers fan Steve Stovall.
As fans lined up to catch a glimpse and have photos taken with the cherished artwork, conversations erupted about stories from past seasons, memorable games and the enduring bond between the team and the community.
“There are a lot of people in this West Texas part of the world that love the Rangers and love baseball. “It’s really wonderful to have the Rangers come and help West Texas break away from the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” the Dugan family said.
Through player meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and interactive activities, the Caravan strives to create lasting memories and spark lifelong passion for fans and team members.
“It’s amazing how proud you are to be a part of this team and so happy for what we accomplished last year,” said the Rangers’ Jonathan Hernandez. Just looking forward to doing it again.”
The upcoming season will be a challenge as the Rangers know they have a target on their back, but as they look forward to spring training and the upcoming season, they know they have the Lone Star State to support them every step of the way.