World Series 2011: 8 Ways a Title Would Change Everything for the Texas Rangers

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World Series 2011: 8 Ways a Title Would Change Everything for the Texas Rangers
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After years of struggles, a World Series Title would change things.

It was most assuredly a letdown to all Texas Rangers fans—as well as baseball fans in general—when Mother Nature just wouldn't let Game 6 of the World Series get underway on Wednesday.  

With Game 6 moved to Thursday at Busch Stadium in St Louis, not even the rain-swept dreariness can put a damper on the Texas Rangers' mood, or the mood of their fanbase.

Wet or not, Wednesday or Thursday, the Texas Rangers are just one win away from doing something that hasn't been done in the franchise's 50 years of existence—they're just 27 outs from a World Series Championship.  

No amount of bad weather can dampen that fact.  

After making the World Series for the first time in franchise history just one year ago, the Rangers were certainly left with a sour taste in their mouth after the San Francisco Giants shattered Cliff Lee's aura of invincibility and the Rangers' hopes of a title as well, cooling their hot bats by winning 4-of-5.

After being down in this year's Fall Classic, two games to one, the Rangers battled back from the shellacking of a 16-7 Pujols-fest to win two straight.  Now, they have two chances to bring the World Series crown back to the American League, and into the Lone Star State.

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to stop this, of course. But if the Rangers can pull it off, it will change things in Texas.  Here's a look at how the possibility of World Series Championship will impact not just the Texas Rangers, but many other factors as well.  

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