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Hard Not to Like These Series Participants

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The Yankees aren't in this World Series, and the Phillies aren't in this World Series -- but I like it in spite of that.

Hell, I like it because of that.

You'll like it, too. Promise. You'll like the Texas Rangers vs. the San Francisco Giants if you like kooky concepts like good baseball, interesting storylines and likeable characters. But if you're one of those types who view a World Series' worthiness through the Northeast prism -- the Yankees have to be involved, or the Red Sox, or worst comes to worst, the Phillies -- then never mind. This World Series isn't for...

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