Sunday, October 16, 2011
Back-To-Back AL Titles for Rangers
Well, I don't think anybody expected this. I, for one, thought it was a fluke when the Rangers went all the way to the World Series, but lost in 5 games in 2010. At the beginning of 2011, the Rangers were not the team to beat- the Red Sox were, after a "fantastic offseason." However, the Rangers defended their title brilliantly, coasting to a 96-66 record and AL West championship. They were the only team in the playoffs that did not have a 5-game LDS- they didn't need one, they won in 4. Finally, last night, they won Game 6 of the ALCS to advance to the 2nd World Series in team history, and their second in a row as well. They beat the Tigers 15-5 last night in Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to advance all the way. Whether it's the Brewers or the Cardinals who win the NLCS, it's my prediction that the Rangers are going to win the World Series.