Sunday, October 24, 2010
This year's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers is interesting in terms of baseball history. The last time the Giants won the series was in 1954, when they were in New York. They have won four National League pennants since moving to San Francisco in 1957, but never took it all. The Rangers started as the Washington Senators, relocated to Minnesota to become the Twins, and then moved to Arlington, Texas. The franchise has been in the post-season three times in 49 years; it has never been in the World Series.
So whom to root for? That's a no-brainer for this Mets fan and Democrat. Consider:
• Giants: National League; Rangers: American League
• California: Blue State; Texas: Red State
• San Francisco: Nancy Pelosi (8th Congressional District); Texas: George W. Bush (former team co-owner)Compose
Conclusion: Go Giants!