It became official last night. The World Series will be played and the Texas Rangers won't be involved. The Tigers and the Giants decided to go on without us, and without even a moment of silence before Game 1 in San Francisco. I hate that. The last two Octobers were, of course, monumental moments in local sports history, plus those were moments that provided relief from other sad local stories, such as the ongoing state of the Cowboys...
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