The Texas Rangers are flying high all the way back to Missouri, and without an airplane, so I’m told. They beat the Cardinals 4-2 and are one game away from winning it all!
Here are some excerpts from a pretty good ditty on the game in case you haven’t seen one of the hundreds out there. This one’s from the Huffington Post ;
“ARLINGTON,Texas— Mike Napoli was dialed in, no matter who he was going to face.
A charmed season for Napoli and the Texas Rangers got even better Monday night, thanks to a most unlikely twist – a bullpen telephone mix-up.
After a dropped ball and a dropped call, of sorts, loaded the bases in the eighth inning, Napoli delivered a tie breaking two-run double that beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 and gave Texas a 3-2 edge in the World Series. Continue reading
Texas Rangers Derek Holland
If revenge were anywhere in Derek Holland’s vocabulary I’d say he sure got his tonight! I’m remembering Game 2 of the 2010 World Series. Young Holland was brought in during the eighth inning where he proceeded to allow three walks and three runs before they took him out. I felt bad for the kid and said so in my blog, ” Day 2. Texas Cain-Saw Massacre” . Well there’s no feeling sorry for him tonight. He’s quite the hero and rightly so! Here’s Craig Calcaterra”s take on it from his Hardball blog:
“Craig Calcaterra Oct 23, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT
We have a Classic on Our Hands!
“When do you know that a classic World Series is afoot? We certainly know it when it’s over. But at what point as it’s happening can one safely say that, yes, we’re seeing something special? The kind of series that only comes along once or twice a decade? Something memorable? Continue reading
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