Originally written on Fox Sports  |  By By Ken Rosenthal  |  Last updated 9/18/13
Two years ago, the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves reacted quite differently to their respective second-half collapses. The Red Sox conducted an exorcism, running off both manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein. The Braves, on the other hand, fired only hitting coach Larry Parrish. Which brings us to the Texas Rangers, who have melted down for the second straight September, their 7-1 victory Tuesday night over the Tampa Bay Rays aside. Whether the Rangers would react more like the 2011 Red Sox or 2011 Braves if they miss the postseason is anyone's guess. But the potential for internal strife is quite real. Heck, the Rangers had internal strife before the season even began when Nolan Ryan lost his title as team president, then took six weeks to decide that he wanted to remain in the organization. Now imagine the Rangers losing the American League West to the Oakland Athletics and the AL wild cards to the Rays and Cleveland Indians -- three teams with significa...
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