I'm pulling for the Texas Rangers in this year's World Series. Why? There are actually quite a few reasons:
While I'm usually an NL man and believe that the pitcher should bat just like everyone else, I'm also a Houston Astros fan and a loyal regional sports fan and would rather see the AL's Rangers win instead of those dweebs in San Francisco.
I can't stand Alex Rodriguez. It was sweet when the Rangers sent the Yankees home for the season with a strikeout of A-Rod. It will be even sweeter if the team that he abandoned for the bright lights and big city happens to finally win the big one without him.
I was in the Dallas Metroplex when the Rangers sent the Yankees home and loved the fact that the area was talking about something besides the Dallas Cowboys, who I also hate!
I've been to Rangers games before, and the people there were always more interested in their cellphones or checking to see if they are on TV instead of the actual game. This year there were actually a few people in the stands who paid attention to the play on the field!
Throw in the feel-good story of Josh Hamilton and there are plenty of reasons to pull for the Rangers. Game One is already in the bag, and San Fran chalked up the W. However, there are still plenty of games left to play and I have to admit that the bats on the Texas side of the lineup card look a lot bigger than the ones on the San Francisco side in the long run.
Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more
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The 2010 World Series will be the 106th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series. The best-of-seven playoff will be played between the American League champion Texas Rangers and the National League champion San Francisco Giants, and is set to begin on Wednesday, October 27. Unless the series is a sweep and there are no weather delays, the series will go into November for the second year in a row, but just the third time ever. The latest possible ending of the series is scheduled for November 4, barring weather delays. In their respective league championship series, the Rangers and Giants eliminated the 2009 World Series teams, the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies, to advance.
The Rangers' advancement marks the first time that the franchise has appeared in the World Series in its 50-year history, dating back to the club's days as the Washington Senators. The Giants' victory over the Phillies gave them their fourth World Series appearance ever since relocating to San Francisco before the 1958 season; their most recent appearance was in the 2002 World Series, when they lost to the Anaheim Angels in seven games.
The Giants will have home field advantage in the World Series, the first time the National League champion has had home field advantage since 2001, as the NL won the All-Star Game 3–1 on July 13.
For the second consecutive year, Series games will have earlier start times in hopes of attracting younger viewers. First ...