But they still let Texas play in the American League - and they finally won the pennant, in the 50th season of the franchise - the first eleven being in Washington, DC. Game six ended with A-Rod (remember him on the Rangers?) looking at strike three from Neftali Feliz. Oh, the joy. Oh, the rapture. Oh, the irritating country music over the PA system.
Of course, nowadays no-one really cares about the pennant. It's all about advancing to the World Series. Well, I care. Winning your league is still a big deal to me. So congratulations, Rangers fans. You've earned this with half a century of waiting.