For players, World Series parade was one last ride together
(AP photo/Julio Cortez)
ARLINGTON — Rangers fans deserved one last home game, and they showed up in droves Friday afternoon.
An estimated 500,000 people flooded the Arlington Entertainment District to cheer on the players of the team that finally brought home a World Series championship.
The Rangers did so Wednesday night, turning away the Diamondbacks in five games in the 119th Fall Classic. The team that came to Texas in 1972 exorcised decades of baseball demons during a historic postseason run that included an 11-0 record on the road.
The parade started late, but the crowd largely didn’t seem to mind. After manager Bruce Boche’s truck brought up the rear, after the on-stage ceremony ended, no one around Globe Life Field seemed to want to leave.
That includes the players and coaches who might never be together again.