Well, the gauntlet has been thrown, Ian has called the fans out on the mat. For those of you that weren't able to listen, basically, his sentiment was, the fans will come out for NYY, and BOS, but those games don't really mean anything, it's the within the division games that will make or break this team. Bob straight up asked him if the attendance (or lack thereof) is a concern, and Ian admitted it was. He said it wasn't that they needed the fans to help carry them, but that it gives them more energy to look up and see a packed stadium. (And I for one, completely buy that). One of them asked if part of the reason for the lack of attendance was the previous Decade of Mediocrity (Ha). Ian said he didn't buy that; he said that he thinks that the fans should be excited to come out and watch meaningful division games late in the season with the playoffs on the line, regardless of what has happened in the past.
My dream, as an avid Ranger fan, one who bleeds red--oh, wait--is to do anything I can to help this team win. Frequently, that dream manifests itself in me going up for a foul ball against Arod on the first row of the third base line and ripping it it out of his glove giving Kins another strike to put one 10 rows up and give the Rangers a walk-off-win. But, barring me running into a lot of cash and the perfect alignment of the stars, I'm probably not going to be able to have that much of a direct impact on the game.
What I can do, is go. Go sit in the stadium. Fill one more seat up. Take some friends. Help give my boys the extra energy Ian was talking about. So, that's what I'm going to do. As frequently as possible until this thing is decided.
I'd encourage every last one of you to do the same.