The Golden State Warriors have won the NBA Championship (again). The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley Cup (again).
Now it’s time for the “boys of summer.” Even though the Major League Baseball (MLB) season is nearly three months in, there’s still plenty of time to watch your favorite team at Cujo’s.
Which begs the question (at least in Texas): Rangers or Astros?
According to the New York Times, and likely the majority of Texans, the state belongs to the Texas Rangers. The team claims to represent the whole state, whereas the Astros belong merely to Houston, at least in name. In addition, the Rangers have made the postseason in recent years, while the Astros have been dreadful. However, in 2017, the Astros sport the best record in baseball and, if the season ended today, all but earned a spot in the postseason.
Since the Astros moved to the American League in 2013, one could ask if the Rangers/Astros series, dubbed the “Lone Star Series,” is considered a rivalry. With less than 200 head-to-head games, the rivalry is still evolving, but there is something to be said for state bragging rights. In case you’re wondering, the Rangers lead the all-time series 97-59 (55-29 since 2013, when the teams became division rivals). However, the Astros lead the 2017 series 7-3. The final two games of the regular seasons are August 11-12 in Arlington.
And don‘t forget about the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park. Currently, Astros players Jose Altuve (2B) and Carlos Correa (SS) are the leading vote-getters at their respective positions. Sorry, Rangers fans.
Instead of watching Texas Rangers games (or Houston Astros games, or games from around the MLB) on your couch, head to Cujo’s Sports Bar and Grill. Click on the team for 2017 schedules: Texas Rangers | Houston Astros.
With cold beer, great food, a fun atmosphere and plenty of daily drink specials, there’s no better way to watch America’s pastime than on our 40 TV’s. Stop in today or browse our website for more information!