The Texas Rangers could be on the brink of something special.
Yes, they are still working on their long streak of never winning a World Series championship, but they have been to two straight and just lost a 7-game series to the St. Louis Cardinals.
And the way this team is constructed, there could be more trips to the World Series in their near future.
It's true, the World Series is probably the hardest championship in sports to even qualify for. The baseball playoffs are an entirely different animal than any other sports'. There's shortened pitching rotations, more strategy involved, etc.
Back in the 1990s, the Atlanta Braves suffered the same fate as the Rangers as the last team to lose two straight World Series when they lost in 1991 to the Minnesota Twins in seven games and in 1992 to the Toronto Blue Jays in six.
Three seasons later, the Braves beat the Cleveland Indians in six games for their first World Series title since moving from Milwaukee.
They went back the...