I confess to not participating in this thread despite my interest. Any baseball fan will recognize my hesitation as not wanting to jinx their team. Now that it is over I get to breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate as a true native lifetime fan. We used to go to the minor league games before the Rangers showed up (Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs). One of my first summer jobs was working at the old Arlington stadium for the city of Arlington at Rangers games. Those days are long gone as the team farmed out with corporations for stadium work. We proudly were the first major league purveyor of nachos, making fresh fried tortilla chips for every game. Afterwards, the corps used premade chips (boo). You know you are a lifelong fan when you're up 10-4 and you're still nervous until the final out. It has been a long road to finally win it all. I'm surprised Thebes hasn't joined in to lament his team being nowhere near the playoffs...sorry my friend, no one likes them anyway, lol.