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RealClearSports 2010 MLB Postseason

What Rangers Need to Do to Return

J.F. Engel, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Giants Celebrate in S.F. Fashion

Gwen Knapp, San Francisco Chronicle

Expanding MLB Playoffs Not the Answer

Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports

At Last, Giants Fans Take to the Streets

Art Spander, RealClearSports

Renteria's Unlikely Journey to Hero

Andrew Baggarly, SJ Mercury News

On a scale of oh-my-kill-me-now pain to my-face-is-still-tingling-from-happy euphoria, this Rangers season traveled well beyond tingly. I know, I know, they did not win the World...(full article)

Has any other World Series parade yielded references to the Grateful Dead and the Beatles, mention of a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana, allusions to an S&M cha...(full article)

If baseball polled fans and asked, "What is the biggest problem with the postseason?" I seriously doubt the majority would respond, "Not enough teams." If anything, a three-round p...(full article)

A victory parade. For a baseball team. For THE baseball team. By a city perceived as weird and bizarre but isn't much different from any other place in America. Other than the Haig...(full article)

Edgar Renteria, the Most Valuable Player of the World Series, kept coming back to the same one-word description after the Giants' clinching victory Monday night. "Unbelievable," h...(full article)

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Rangers Must Find Offense in a Hurry

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Brian Wilson: Baseball's Personality

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Rangers Owners Could Be Fastest to Title

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Displaced Rangers Fan Quits Job to Watch World Series

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Scores and Schedule

Team Sites

American League

National League

RCS City Series

Media coverage in markets of each playoff team:

American League
Rays: Tampa Bay
Twins: Twin Cities
Rangers: Dallas/Fort Worth
Yankees: New York

National League
Phillies: Philadelphia
Giants: San Francisco
Reds: Cincinnati
Braves: Atlanta