Texas Rangers Left Its New Ballpark Empty In 2020, It Will Fill It This Season

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The Texas Rangers are planning on going full-capacity in 2021 after having an empty stadium all last year. Makes sense, considering young and healthy people have nearly a zero chance of dying from COVID.

Maybe the business of having fans in the stands is forcing sports leagues to operate with common sense? No matter what the reason–we’ll take it.

“The greatest danger here is Major League Baseball shutting (the Rangers) down for making other teams look bad,” John Ziegler from Mediaite tweeted.

He’s on the money.

Dr. Fauci squirmed when Florida decided to reopen, while he praised L.A. county for treating COVID like a flesh-eating virus. Imagine if the Rangers open up at full-capacity and the Dodgers still operate at anything less than that? The numbers could (and likely will) show, at least by mid-season, that allowing fans in attendance has no correlation to deaths from COVID. That’s why the Rangers are truly doing the country a service by opening their new stadium to patrons and not cowering to fear projected from social media.

This had to happen this way

Wasn’t a Texas or Florida-based sports organization always going to be the first to run their team with guts? The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants–who thought it would be them? Arizona ditched their mask mandates and then all of sudden California’s skid mark governor Gavin Newsom allowed restaurants to open indoor dining. Go figure, right?

Long story short: Texas is leading with guts and business sense, while also taking science into account. The rest of these sports organizations will do what they do best: follow.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. I bought tickets to a home game with the Angels last week. Most high risk people in Texas have been vaccinated so we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Schools have been open since early September so life is almost normal except some businesses requiring a mask to enter. We only need to things to happen to make Texas Great Again…if you moved here from California go back and give us Trump’s border policies. Enough of the woke foolishness.

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