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Rangers championship shirts with Dallas skyline no longer available

Mitch Moreland celebrates in the clubhouse following the Rangers’ 9-2 win A.L. West-clinching win against the Angels Sunday afternoon. The championship shirt he is wearing with the Dallas skyline will not be restocked, the Rangers said.
Mitch Moreland celebrates in the clubhouse following the Rangers’ 9-2 win A.L. West-clinching win against the Angels Sunday afternoon. The championship shirt he is wearing with the Dallas skyline will not be restocked, the Rangers said. Special to the Star-Telegram

About those Texas Rangers championship T-shirts with the Dallas skyline?

They could soon be a collectors item.

Major League Baseball designed the shirts, which celebrate the Rangers’ American League West championship, with a depiction of the Dallas skyline, complete with the iconic Reunion Tower. The Rangers hadn’t seen the shirts until they were unveiled after the team clinched the West title Sunday afternoon.

Fans from Arlington and Tarrant County — where the Rangers play — immediately took umbrage with the design.

The Rangers didn’t like it either. They decided not to restock the shirt at Globe Life Park.

“This is obviously an issue for us since the team has been located in Arlington since the franchise came to Texas after the 1971 season and the City of Arlington has been a great partner,” said Rangers communications director John Blake.

As of Monday afternoon, the shirts were no longer available online.

Without the Rangers’ backing, however, the shirts are likely to go fast and not return.

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