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Texas man, prior to execution: ‘God bless, and the Texas Rangers, Texas Rangers’

Moments before he received a lethal injection as punishment for the confessed murders of five people, Robert Wayne Harris, 40, took one last chance to give a shout-out to his favorite baseball team.

Harris, who confessed to murdering five people 12 years ago at a Dallas-area car wash a week after he was fired from his job, was executed Thursday night, but not before he made the ultimate demonstration of the philosophy that no matter what, no matter how dire the situation you find yourself in may be, you “Gotta support the team,” right up to the bitter end.

According to a report in The Washington Post, Harris, after expressing his love for his brother and three friends who were witnessing his execution, said, “I’m going home. I’m going home. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be alright. God bless, and the Texas Rangers, Texas Rangers.”

There you have it. That’s the kind of thing that can serve as a rallying cry for the Rangers heading into the postseason. “Let’s do it for Robert Wayne Harris! Gooooo Rangers!”

Also, if you would like to read essentially the exact same story, only from March but not about a condemned man using his last moments to praise the Texas Rangers but instead to profess his love for the Dallas Cowboys, you can click right here.

Jeez, what’s the deal with people about to be executed in Texas? They love their sports, I guess.

[H/T Off the Bench]