ARLINGTON — In the midst of a rollercoaster second half, the Texas Rangers found solace in one constant: blasting Creed’s music in the clubhouse before games. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney revealed during a pregame interview that the team turned to Creed’s tunes to lift their spirits during a slump. The trend caught on, and as the Rangers turned their season around, the Creed fervor only intensified.
The popularity of Creed’s music extended beyond the clubhouse, with fans also embracing it as a symbol of the team’s playoff push. Rookie sensation Evan Carter revealed that the team not only listened to Creed on their bus rides but also had handshakes inspired by the band. Even radio broadcaster Matt Hicks incorporated Creed’s lyrics into his play-by-play commentary.
The band itself showed support for the Rangers on Twitter, fueling the excitement surrounding their playoff run. The fans joined in, creating an electric atmosphere at Globe Life Field during Game 3 of the American League Division Series. The stadium, packed with the largest crowd in its history, belted out the lyrics to Creed’s hit song “Higher” as Adolis García hit a three-run home run, propelling the Rangers to a commanding lead and igniting hopes for a series sweep.
Rangers manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged the team’s affinity for Creed and speculated that it might have originated from backup catcher Austin Hedges, who joined the team at the Trade Deadline. While Bochy admitted he was unfamiliar with much of Creed’s discography, he confirmed that the band’s music was indeed on heavy rotation in the clubhouse.
Even though Evan Carter was just a child when Creed released their last studio album, he clarified that he was familiar with the band and even had a favorite song. Regardless of age or level of fandom, Creed’s music has emerged as a unifying force for the Rangers during their playoff run.
“It’s something that brings us together,” said Corey Seager. “Building camaraderie can be challenging for teams with players coming and going, but we find little ways to bond, and Creed’s music has become one of our ways.”
The Texas Rangers have discovered the power of music to inspire and unite, and Creed’s anthems are the soundtrack to their postseason journey.
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