The World Series starts tonight and for those who follow baseball, you may have noticed that the Texas Rangers often flash a “claw” or “antlers” sign when they do something good. I’ve had a lot of people ask me, “What are the antlers and claw signs that the Rangers do?” Whether you think it’s juvenile or not, let me explain…
This is something the Texas Rangers have done all year long to help build team camaraderie. The “claw” sign is flashed when they do something that took power, like hit a screaming line drive or hit a double off the wall. The “antlers” sign is given when they do something that requires speed, like stealing a base or stretching a single into a double.
It has become such a phenomenon, that you can actually buy antlers and claws shirts. I’m thinking, how cool would it be, if you and I would actually incorporate the antlers and claw in our everyday life. Here’s how…
- When you’re taking a family vacation somewhere and you arrive an hour early from driving extra hard … jump out of the car and flash your family the antlers sign.
- At church on Sunday, if your preacher has a powerful sermon, flash him the claw sign during the invitation song letting him know, “That was powerful!”
- If you’re playing flag-football and you make an outstanding play, jump up and give the crowd an antlers sign.
- If you’re a preacher and you finish your sermon early, flash everyone the antlers sign during the conclusion of your lesson.
- At the dinner table, if you enjoyed mom’s protein packed supper … flash her the claw sign. She’ll appreciate it.
- When your spouse plants one of those good kisses on you that buckles your knees, you don’t have to say a word, just take a step back and flash them the claw sign. They’ll get the point.
- Why not close a board meeting where you got a ton accomplished with a “group claw” sign?
- You finish ahead of your running buddies on a long 6 mile run. Remind them of your dominating speed over them by flashing them the antlers sign as they’re finishing up.
See how easy it is to incorporate the antlers and claw into your daily activities? Now, get out there people, and flash those signs.