The claw is the Rangers trademark hand gesture signifying a high-five from a player on a base to his teammates. After a player gets a hit, he holds up one hand, and the guys in the dugout send an air high-five right back to him. The team started this tradition in 2010, and since then it has become a staple at Rangers games, with fans sporting claw t-shirts and mimicking the hand signal. The claw was retired in 2011, but still stands as a symbol for how this team “clawed” its way to the top. (I’m sorry for the pun…)
Several members of the Rangers are avid hunters, and many believe that the claw originated from one of the big game hunters on the team. This idea, along with the fact that the Rangers won the American League in 2010 and 2011 and proved that they are capable of winning the big game, is the meaning behind this site’s title.
Here at BGC, we plan to give you game recaps as seen through the eyes of the fan. Some of us have been Rangers fans since birth and others jumped on the bandwagon when moving to Texas, so our perspectives on this team are quite varied.
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