Take a moment, and take yourself back to the opening series of the season when the Texas Rangers swept the then-called "greatest team ever assembled" in the Boston Red Sox.
In the second game of that series in Arlington, Rangers fans were officially introduced to the club's biggest off-season acquisition when former Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre drilled a pitch over the wall for a grand slam en route to a 12-5 win over the Red Sox.
The love affair began on that night and despite some bumpy patches in the coming weeks, Adrian Beltre instantly put himself in the mix as a fan favorite and showed to be a great teammate.
Of course, putting up numbers helps the cause too, and Beltre definitely did that.
In 2011, he hit .296 with 32 home runs and 105 RBIs despite missing more than a month before coming off the DL for one of the best September tears seen in quite some time.
Beltre also was a welcomed sight at third base, replacing the struggles fans had to witness in 2010 with Michael...