It’s a great time to be a fan of the Texas Rangers. Never having won a post-season series, Rangers fans now find themselves lining up for a shot at World Series tickets. It’s a kind of a magical run, akin to the Saints hitting and winning a Super Bowl. I’m not sure Major League Baseball has made the same commitment to parity that the NFL has, but watching the high payroll yankees fall to the Rangers had to spark hope in more than one MLB franchise and their fans.
San Francisco Giants fans have to be feeling their oats also. Faced with the powerful Philadelphis Phillies, the Giants used practically every name on the roster producing in key moments to carve out their first World Series in almost a decade. It’s the kind of series that makes baseball and everyman game, when the big money sits at home and watches two teams built from scratch, farm clubs, and savvy deals play on through October while the bought and paid for teams wonder why. Hello.