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The Victory Formation:
Tony La Russa
Jerry Hairston jr.
St. Louis Cardinals
I expect no one to watch this post, since it is about Texas playing St. Louis in the 2011 World Series, starting tonight.
If you’re still here: I am not promising lots of stats, and you are lucky in that I only have one old story involving a player or coach participating. It happens to be Nelson Cruz, who is not only the chin-tuftiest headline-friendliest player in the series, he is officially your greatest postseason Rangers No. 7 hitter.
I don’t like Tony La Russa (TLR), and neither do you, except arkbadger. So there’s one human storyline in a series that seriously needs some. I mean, as far as we know Josh Hamilton and Ron Washington are still safely on their respective wagons, thus, yawn. Michael Young is an awesome hit…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Adrian Beltre is um, uh….and C.J. Wilson has filled the void (not nicely lately) as the Rangers ace despite a controversy last year about him taking leave of the team to be with his wife, who was having a baby. The Rangers repeated as AL champs...
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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has acknowledged he's playing in the World Series despite dealing with a near-debilitating groin injury.Hamiton told reporters prior to Thursday's Game 2 that, were it the regular season, he would "probably be on the disabled list."The former American League MVP has been moved from center field to left for the second game against...
The first thing that comes to mind when Rangers fans think of no-hitters is that guy sitting somewhere near the dugout, the fireballer who pitched seven of them before moving into the front office and becoming the team's president and CEO.
They certainly don't think of Nelson Cruz, Josh Hamilton and the rest of their potent offense.
Yes, it seems ''no hitters'...
The 2011 World Series kicks off on Wednesday night, with the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Texas Rangers to start this best of seven series. Which team has the advantage? I have watched both teams throughout this postseason and they match up well. So instead of going stat crazy, below are my cut and dry [...]Read the rest of 2011 WS Preview: Texas Rangers at Lady Loves Pinstripes...
The Texas Rangers won the American League West with a 96-66 record.
The St. Louis Cardinals earned the National League wild card, compiling a 90-72 record during the regular season.
Get complete coverage of every game of the Fall Classic on FOX.
Advantage Texas in the World Series?
Nope. Nobody has an edge. In the 106 previous World Series, the team with the better record has...
The Texas Rangers have a new center fielder while the St. Louis Cardinals have shuffled their lineup as both teams make minor changes ahead of Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday.Craig Gentry will get the start in center for the Rangers, moving Josh Hamilton to left field in place of David Murphy. Nelson Cruz remains in right.Gentry saw action as a pinch hitter in Wednesday'...
The coolest person at the World Series is C.J. Wilson. The Texas Rangers pitcher chilled out as he prepared to face the St. Louis Cardinals in Wednesday night's opener. He spent 2 1/2 minutes in a Dallas cryotherapy chamber, where liquid nitrogen lowered the temperature to a frosty 295 degrees below zero in an effort to speed body recovery.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson goes through a chilling preparation for Game 1 of the World Series against the Cardinals.
Jackson is going to have to step it up to give the Cards their best chance
The Cards were able to get past the Brewers. They were underdogs for that series, and for their opening series against the Phillies, but it has been their pitching that has surprised and made their improbable run possible. 36 year old Chris Carpenter has showed no signs of fatigue, despite pitching 237.1...
The battle for the title of 2011 World Series Champion starts tonight, as the St. Louis Cardinals will duke it out with the Texas Rangers in a match-up that you won’t want to miss.
The only sure thing is the one team will be crowned the champs, while the other will join the long list of World Series meltdowns.
Before getting to my prediction, read my posts about the good, the...
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The Texas Rangers know who they're playing in the World Series. Yet, the American League champions don't really know the St. Louis Cardinals.