Saturday, October 23, 2010

Good Luck Rangers!

As a kid who grew up in New York City watching his childhood heroes like Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Elston Howard and Yogi Berra, (this of course, after the treacherous Brooklyn Dodgers were stolen by Los Angeles) you understand I rooted for the Yankees.

Kudos to the Rangers who were second in my heart and now occupy first place.

Go Rangers!

Rangers down yanks to reach first World Series
ARLINGTON, Texas (Reuters) – The Texas Rangers reached the World Series for the first time in their 50 years as a franchise by beating the New York Yankees 6-1 on Friday to win the American League Championship Series.

The win gave them a 4-2 triumph in the best-of-seven series and put them into the Fall Classic against the winner of the National League Championship Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants, who lead it 3-2.

Rookie closer Neftali Feliz struck out former Ranger Alex Rodriguez for the final out, igniting wild celebrations on the diamond and among the crowd of more than 51,000 at Rangers Ballpark.

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