Rangers World Collection MVP Corey Seager is usually recognized for his stoic method to the sport. Even when he delivers within the greatest moments, it would not be unusual to see him do it with a composed look on his face.
That is what made his outburst after launching a game-tying two-run dwelling run within the backside of the ninth of Sport 1 so electrifying. It is also what made his mic drop second at Texas’ World Collection parade catch fireplace on social media — as a result of it was so uncharacteristic in one of the best ways attainable.
Seager was delivering his speech to the Rangers’ trustworthy on a stupendous day in downtown Arlington, Texas, conserving it enterprise per common.
“Actually, that is actually particular. We admire all of your assist however, I simply bought one factor to say,” Seager started.
“All people was questioning what would occur if the Rangers did not win the World Collection… I suppose we’ll by no means know,” he acknowledged as the group and his teammates behind him went ballistic.
Mic drop from the MVP. pic.twitter.com/xqGySZD774
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) November 3, 2023
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Seager was sending a direct shot at Astros star Alex Bregman, who gave his workforce the very same speech after Houston edged Texas to win the AL West on the ultimate day of MLB’s common season.
The Rangers had led the division (or a share of it) for almost all of the yr till a loss to the Mariners and an Astros’ win over the Diamondbacks within the common season finale gave Houston one other AL West pennant by means of a tiebreaker.
“Lots of people have been questioning what it was gonna be like if the ‘Stros did not win the division. I suppose we’ll by no means know,” Bregman acknowledged within the locker room as his teammates showered him in champagne.
The Astros’ social workforce even went so far as to caption the clip, “We have fun titles in Houston,” subliminally firing on the Rangers for celebrating their playoff berth earlier that week.
We have fun titles in Houston. pic.twitter.com/o4bEUhviCF
— Houston Astros (@astros) October 1, 2023
In fact, the Rangers went on to defeat the Astros within the ALCS later that month, stealing Video games 6 and seven in Houston to advance to the World Collection.
Seager would go on to hit .286 with three dwelling runs and 6 RBI within the Fall Basic, incomes his second World Collection MVP to affix three Corridor of Famers — Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson — as the one two-time winners in MLB historical past.
The Rangers star shortstop stored the receipts, earned his proper to fireplace again at Houston and executed it completely when he did.