What’s behind the Texas Rangers’ postseason success? It could all be thanks to the late 90s and early 2000s rock band Creed.
That might sound crazy, but baseball teams figuring out a way to “rally” has actually been pretty common. The Philadelphia Phillies adopted a song by Calum Scott called “Dancing On My Own” for their run last year, and in 2021, the Atlanta Braves rallied around one of their players that was wearing a pearl necklace.
For some reason, weird stuff works in baseball. That’s why the Texas Rangers have apparently been fueled by Creed, which some people consider to be a “butt rock” band.
Surely you’ve heard some of their biggest hits, such as “With Arms Wide Open,” “Higher,” and “My Sacrifice.” It’s those songs that apparently saved the Rangers’ season when they were struggling halfway through the year, and what is now propelling them to upset the Baltimore Orioles in the postseason (they are currently up 2-0 in a best of 5 series).
This post from MLB Life explained the situation with a little more clarity, saying:
“According to pitcher Andrew Heaney, it started when they were struggling in the second half of the season this year.
He said he hopes that Creed is playing throughout the ballpark before their home games this week because it would fire the team up if fans started singing along.”
The Rangers have been listening to Creed in the clubhouse to get hyped for games
According to pitcher Andrew Heaney, it started when they were struggling in the second half of the season this year. He said he hopes that Creed is playing throughout the ballpark before their home… pic.twitter.com/QQNB9MxqNI