Fans of the Texas Rangers got to witness something special from Adolis Garcia over the weekend. In case you somehow missed it, Garcia was 5-5 with 3 home runs, 2 doubles, and 8 RBI Saturday night.

Adolis could not be stopped. “I’ve been fortunate to manage great players,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “I will say I had a player that was similar with the way he plays, with the joy that he plays with, and that was Pablo Sandoval. He hit three home runs in the World Series. They love baseball, and they play the game the way you want them to play. They play with passion. They love being out there, and they’re smiling all the time. That’s Adolis.”

For a minute, I thought he was going to tie Josh Hamilton’s 4-home-run record, but alas, he finished with two doubles. Either way, he put on a hitting clinic for the fans.

“It was an incredible night for me,” García said through interpreter Raul Cardenas. “I didn’t expect something like this to happen, but I’m really blessed and thankful for it. … I was just looking for certain pitches, in a certain zone. I wasn’t trying to do too much and not overthinking it; just trying to make good contact. I wanted to hit the home run [in the last at-bat], but a double is just as good. I’ll take it.” *

As Bruce Bochy said, Adolis plays with an infectious joy. He plays with a passion that few match on the diamond.

His teammates love being on the field with him and watching what he is doing. He has improved every season at the plate since 2021.

He is the kind of player you want on a championship team. Passionate, hard-working, aggressive, and reckless at times.

It has been fun to watch him over the past 2-plus seasons.

The Rangers are on a roll as they begin a series in Cincinnati this evening.  They are managing to win more than they are losing.

That has not happened for the Rangers in a while. It has been a fun season so far, but nothing was better that watching Adolis Garcia this weekend!

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