The Rangers are led by Ron Washington, who has helped turn around this Texas franchise. This is the second straight year that Washington has led this club to the World Series.
Now that he is here for the second straight year, Washington has World Series experience under his belt and can make better decisions in the middle of the games. He has done a great job managing the Rangers this year, and I believe he will continue doing a great job throughout the World Series.
Tony LaRussa helped the Cardinals win the World Series in 2006 and is now looking to win it this year as well. The Cardinals barely squeaked into the playoffs as they got past the Braves for the wild-card spot.
Since then, LaRussa has motivated this team to play hard and win. I think LaRussa brings great experience to this squad as they make a run from being a wild card to potential World Series champs.