Everything is bigger in Texas, even clapbacks between rivals at a championship parade.
Second-time World Series MVP Corey Seager fired back at Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the Rangers’ celebration on Friday.
“I just have to say one thing,” Seager told the crowd outside the Rangers’ ballpark Globe Life Field. “Everybody was wondering what would happen if the Rangers didn’t win the World Series. I guess we’ll never know.”
The mic-drop moment was a direct response to Bregman, who had similarly used that quote in reference to his team after the Astros clinched the AL West title on the final day of the regular season.
It is a play on the popular meme of Kanye West saying that during a Grammys speech in 2005.
The 29-year-old Seager also surprised fans after Friday’s parade by serving food at the fast-food chain Raising Cane’s.
He admitted that Bregman’s words — which were posted by the Astros’ social-media accounts — were used as motivation by the Rangers during the postseason.
“It was something that motivated us. It for sure did,” Seager said at that appearance, according to SI.com. “I kind of got put up by my teammates a little bit to do it and it was worth it.
“You just find ways to motivate yourself. We were a motivated team and you find any way to stay motivated.”
Seager, who signed a 10-year contract worth $325 million with Texas before the 2022 season, belted three home runs with six RBIs in the Rangers’ five-game World Series victory over the Diamondbacks to join Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson as the only players in baseball history to be named MVP of the Fall Classic for a second time.
The All-Star shortstop also won the award with the Dodgers in 2020.
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