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Texas Rangers strike out with lame ‘campaign ad’ poking fun of the Houston Astros

We get it. The Astros are going to be the target of trash can jokes for a long time. Some of them are even pretty funny. This Rangers ad isn’t.
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier, right, throws to Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON — The Texas Rangers have jumped on the “everybody hates the Astros” bandwagon with a silly “campaign ad” poking fun of our team.

“Houston, they have a problem … Why is this team obsessed with leaving its own planet?” the announcer asks.

Huh?

There’s a tree hugger and a giraffe disguised as a camel and other weird stuff.  And how dare they mess with our beloved Orbit?!?!

We get it. The Astros are going to be the target of trash can jokes for a long time. Some of them are even pretty funny. This Rangers ad is just well ...trash. 

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Watch it yourself and let us know what you think.

I guess we can’t expect much from a team that gets excited about being “undefeated in September.” Um, it’s Sept. 2, guys.

And their motto this season is #TogetherWe.” Together we what?

Maybe we’re just being poor sports because they beat us in extra innings Tuesday night.

Nah.

We won a pitchers’ duel Wednesday night with Rookie Cristian Javier on the mound. 

And the Astros still have a winning record at 20-15. #FortheH

The lowly Rangers are 13-22.

‘Nuff said.

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