The Texas Rangers Antlers & Claws signs and how you can incorporate them into your everyday life…

The Antlers ... when you do something with speed.

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. ย 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.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Katherine says:

    I looooove this!! Ok, I want to hear reports of you flashing the antlers sign after your sermon on Sunday :) I’ll give my preacher the claw!

  2. James says:

    Love it!

  3. Lea says:

    Katherine, Trey flashing the antlers would require him to preach a “quick” sermon, but maybe he’ll be in a hurry to get to the game!

  4. Jo Baird says:

    One of your boys told me about the antlers and claw was. I couldn’t see what either of them had to do with baseball or being a Ranger or even be a Texan. I kept seeing old men, fat men, half dressed ones wearing antlers and doing the claw thing in the stadiums and thought how can he be so dumb. I thought they were drunk. When I see my daughter-in-law wear antlers or do the daw sign I’ll think it is o.k. I guess. Please don’t do this after your sermon.

  5. Donna says:

    I don’t know how, but you fell off my bloglines. I am sorry, I have missed your wit and thought provoking posts on hand gestures of the Rangers.

    Glad I figured out the problem!!!

    • Trey Morgan says:

      I’ve missed your comments. When I changed servers and hosts, my rss feed changed. That’s why you weren’t seeing updates. You had to update you feed. Welcome back.

  6. Rickey says:

    Trey Morgan “Quick” sermon? That’s an oxymoron :)

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