Day #120 Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So excited!! Our Rangers claw shirts came today!! Woohoo they have made it to the playoffs!!!
Here is the story behind it:
Should a Texas player do something positive offensively he'll acknowledge his feat with a "claw," fingers slightly curled with his arm extended in a rising swoop. The "antlers" -- hold both hands open above the ears to imitate a deer -- come about after something speed-related.
"Because when a deer gets going that's what you look like when you run all the way from first to third and then beat out a throw at the plate," Borbon said.
The origin of the Claw can be traced to Rangers utility man Esteban German, who started the hand signal in Triple A Oklahoma City last season.
"One day we were deciding to be funny," he said. "Most of it was with the Latin guys.
"We started doing it in spring training if a guy would get a hit. It's very cool. It's like a long-distance high-five."
Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/09/16/2474721/texas-rangers-players-sign-up.html#ixzz10rwHyFQY