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Ice-Cold Hitting Fatal to Rangers

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The greatest Rangers season ever will be remembered with claws-and-antlers T-shirts hanging in closets and with World Series memorabilia displayed on walls and desk tops. It will be celebrated in the form of tickets purchased for the rapidly approaching 2011 season.

But the final chapter was far more bittersweet than anything Rangers fans have been known to endure. First-round playoff losses to the Yankees in the '90s never gave anyone a sense that the Rangers were truly close to a title.

The 2010 season ended at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Monday night with a crowd of 52,045 watching...

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