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Texas Rangers: A New Era of Opportunity

Rangers vs Cardinals (2011)

For the first time since 2011, The Texas Rangers are back in the World Series. With a decade long wait from the championship stage for the Rangers and its fans, their return is nothing short of of remarkable.

Taking a flashback to 2011, the Rangers season is engraved in the memories of the Rangers as the devastating year of heartbreak. The came incredibly close to claiming their first-ever World Series title, only to fall short against the Sr. Louis Cardinals in a turning event seven-game series.

Flash forward to 2023, the Rangers are once again knocking on the door of baseball’s biggest stage. This comeback is marked by several key factors. A new wave of talent made its way to the roster. Trading in their cards for other players throughout the league, calling up many from the minors who have proved their talent and skill to have a greatful impopact to the team, while being watched by experienced veterans determined to change the way the team runs.

Pitching has been one of the most significant and dominant part of this comeback. The Rangers figured out their rotation, led by Nathan Evovaldi, an ace who rivals the very best in the league. Their bullpen is equally impressive, proving securiness late in games. The pitching staff’s ability to secure close games and and catch opponents off guard has been key to their success.
On the other side, offensively, the Rangers have a power hitters up and down the line up. The combination of speed and strength have been the formula for success. With an emphasis on situational hitting, they’ve managed to manufacture runs when need most.

Despite the players making it work, the coaching staff and management deserve credit for creating the underdogs of baseball. The manager, Bruce Bochy, the brain behind the play has been an all to familiar name in the baseball world. He and the rest of his coaching staff have fostered a winning culture with their ability to adapt to certain situations.
As the Rangers make their return to the World Series, their dedicated fan base is rallying behind them like never before. Their unwavering support, going through the heartbreak of 2011 have happily embraced this new era. For the fans, it’s a chance to finally witness what they’ve always dreamed of. The Texas Rangers capturing their first ever championship ring.

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Lisa-Marie Cante
Lisa-Marie Cante, Staff Writer
Lisa-Marie Cante is a determined Junior who entered the journalism world this year. She has been at Santa Rosa Academy since freshman year and is a spirited student. Lisa-Marie is a softball player for the SRA team but also enjoys Disney+ and music with the occasional book slipped into her busy schedule. Her life goal is to go to school to become a Criminal Lawyer so that she can defend those who can’t. While she a very nice person with a bubbly personality, she has a big pet peeve for slow walkers. Her favorite holiday is of course her birthday but she also loves the other ones too. Outside of school, Lisa-Marie spends her time with family and friends, but softball tends to take most of her time.
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