The World Series

Thursday, October 26 2023 @ 01:36 PM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

Of course it's Texas and Arizona. Isn't that what we all predicted back in the spring?

The Rangers have been to the Fall Classic twice since they came into existence in 1961, originally as the second coming of the Washington Senators. They lost in five games to the Giants, managed by one Bruce Bochy, in 2010; a year later they were one measly out away from their first championship but David Freese tripled in two runs to tie the game - the Cardinals would win the game in extras and  win the seventh game on the following day. This is the Rangers' first trip back since that mind-shattering defeat.

The Diamondbacks have only been around since `1998 and have played in just one World Series, but it was a memorable one - Byung-Hyun Kim! Luis Gonzalez! - which introduced the world to the whole concept of November baseball