By Isaiah Trevino – 


The Texas Rangers vs the Arizona Diamondbacks… Just as everybody predicted back at the beginning of the season in March. 


If you couldn’t tell that was sarcasm, then you must not have been keeping up with baseball since the beginning of the year. Both the Diamondbacks and the Rangers were ranked much closer to the bottom than they were to the top in their respective leagues, and yet they’re the last two teams still playing in October and November. There weren’t many people who believed in them. I’m sure even some of their fans didn’t really believe this could happen until maybe just a month or two ago. So, why am I saying this? Because it’s a great underdog story for both teams, and for it to happen in the same year is simply amazing.


Now, whoever is reading this may also be an underdog or might be on an underdog team themselves. The odds may be stacked against you personally. You might have a handful of people on your side, but seeing other underdog stories should give you hope. If you look deeper into this World Series, there are a lot of underdogs individually on each team as well. I don’t see why any of those underdog stories can’t be you, but it all starts with a work ethic and a belief in yourself. 


Whether you’re entering high school, exiting high school, or entering college, going in with a chip on your shoulder and an underdog mentality can be a big help if used correctly. With the right people in your corner, an unparalleled work ethic, and a strong belief in yourself, you can achieve what others deem impossible.


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Important TBR Updates


  • Our Fall & Winter Elite Pitchers Boot Camps are filling up. You can visit our website to learn more and register. We hope to see you at one of these camps!

– November 18-20, 2023 (spots limited)
– December 27-29, 2023

– January 13-15, 2024
– February 17-19, 2024

Have you been considering attending one of our 3-Day Elite Pitchers Bootcamp but haven’t yet pulled the trigger? To help, we have a detailed mailing package entitled “What Makes This Boot Camp Different”. If you’d like to receive this package, email Jill@TexasBaseballRanch.com and request a copy.


  • Registration is now open for our ONE DAY Pitching Coaches Seminar. This event is being held at The Ranch on Dec.15th with a meet and greet the evening of Dec.14th. The event will cover the following 4 areas: #1. Keeping your best arms healthy, on the bump and eating up innings during the season. #2. Making certain your pitchers are improving their command during the season, keeping the BB and HBP numbers down and attacking the strike zone. #3. Enhancing the swing and miss percentages of your pitchers during the season and creating more strikeouts. #4. Ensuring that your best arms recover well and are the same guys night after night. There’s an “Early Bird Savings” through November 15th. If you’d like more information on the event email Jill@TexasBaseballRanch.com. To register for the event CLICK HERE.


  • Our 5th Annual Elite CATCHERS Bootcamp in December has sold out. Call in at the office to be placed on the waitlist (936) 588 6762.


  • Our Advanced/Alumni Camp in January has sold out. Call in at the office to be placed on the waitlist (936) 588 6762.


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