Way to go Texas Rangers!
Now I think it's time to start our post-season baseball thread. It's wonderful when a team that always has been defeated in the ALDS (three times by the Yankees) finally defeats them to march on to the World Series for the first time ever. Alex Rodriguez making the final out was icing on the cake! I'm delighted not to have to watch A-Rod's ill humor, Yankee swaggering arrogance, and their continual delay of games because they don't get called on it. Now, you might think I'm bitter (well maybe a little) because they routinely destroy my Twins, but that's a problem for the Twins themselves. I think they need either group hypnosis, psychoanalysis or perhaps an exorcism.
The Phillies were my first baseball love, and I'm rooting for them to win the NLCS although I have kind thoughts for the Giants as they've never won a World Series since they moved to San Francisco, and Barry Bonds is no longer on the team.
If the Giants win the NLCS I'll definitely be rooting for the Rangers in the World Series. If the Phillies pull it out, I can't say for sure whom I'll root for. This might be the first time I find myself rooting for the AL team versus the Phillies.
Once again, go Rangers!