October 27, 2010

Giants Will Turn Heads, But Rangers Will Prevail

Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News

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To say that the Rangers-Giants World Series won't be what people are expecting is a bit on the presumptive side. It suggests that fans of either of these World Series-starved teams have digested the fact that their team is really in a World Series.

It's tough for Giants fans because their team hasn't won since it left the Polo Grounds in 1957. It's tough for Rangers fans because, until three weeks ago, the notion of merely winning two postseason games, much less a series, was but a dream.

But here they are and deservedly so.

So get over it, Yankees and Phillies fans. There will be more baseball this season, and it will be highly entertaining.

And the Rangers will win it in seven games, though it may not be for all the reasons one might naturally assume.

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TAGGED: World Series 2010, mlb postseason 2010, mlb, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers

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