Originally written on Detroit4lyfe  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Unlike the t-shirts, blog posts proclaiming a team to be "World Champions" can't be shipped off to impoverished countries. What actually happens to these poor, unwanted stories? Nobody knows. Some think that they resort to a life of crime, while others believe that they simply waste away, simply longing to be read by someone... anyone.This is one of those posts, and this is its story. Note: everything in italics is new, but the rest was written during the drama of Thursday's Game 6 and has not been altered since.

At least the Tigers can say that they were beaten by the best team in baseball. The Texas Rangers followed Dirk Nowitzki's "one suit" advice (only figuratively, as far as we know) and took out the St. Louis Cardinals in a 10-inning Game 6 to win the 2011 World Series. In a World Series marked by comebacks, timely hitting and untimely bullpen moves, the Rangers blew a 2-run 9th inning lead only to take the lead in the 10th on Josh Hamilton's first home run of the series.

Amazingly, this was already edited once after Neftali Feliz gave up two runs in the 9th inning, all while the author's finger hovered over the "post" button. Unbeknownst to this post, his carefully selected prose would never see the light of day (or your monitor), at least in the way he would have wanted.

Above all, fans of the other 28 teams in the MLB can rejoice in the fact that it will be another 6 months until we have to listen to the inane rantings of Tim McCarver again.

Note that this is still true.

Now, let's just hope that the Rangers continue to mimic Nowitzki's actions and party like true champions.

As you can see, this cautionary tale has no happy ending. When posts are written too early, feelings get hurt.

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