(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer Two straight trips to the World Series have turned the Texas Rangers into baseball's glamour gang.
Josh Hamilton is the most popular player in the game. Mike Napoli could run for mayor of Arlington. Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz and Yu Darvish - household names by now.
Just a few years ago the Rangers were toiling in virtual obscurity, sweating out one loss after another in that stifling Texas heat while the Yankees and Red Sox soaked up all the All-Star votes.
Take a look at the last American League balloting update and it's striking to see how much fans have fallen in love with the Rangers.
Hamilton was on pace to break the record for most votes received in one season. Napoli and Beltre were leading at their positions, while three other teammates were running second. Cruz was neck-and-neck with Toronto slugger Jose Bautista for the final starting outfield spot.
Even part-time first baseman Mitch Moreland h...