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Nolan Ryan picks Rangers in six games

Oct 17, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

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Showing apparently little confidence in his ragtag group of ballplayers, Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan said Monday that his team would lose twice to the Cardinals before eventually winning the World Series in six games.

Ryan made the predicion on the ESPN Dallas “Galloway & Company” radio show.

Even though six of the last seven World Series have ended in four or five games, Ryan doesn’t think his team has what it takes to pull off such a feat and win the championship in front of the home fans in Arlington. Games 6 and 7 of the World Series are scheduled to be played at Busch Stadium.

The starters for Game 6 have yet to be announced, but it should be a rematch of Game 2, also in St. Louis. The Cardinals are expected to go with Jaime Garcia then. The Rangers figure to use either Derek Holland or Colby Lewis, with the other scheduled for Games 3 & 7.

  1. scatterbrian - Oct 17, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    MONTAGE SEQUENCE

    detailing the newly-motivated Rangers’ drive for the World Series
    and the “Series Fever” it creates in Texas. We begin with…

    RYAN

    hanging a full size blowup of Laura Bush on the locker
    room wall. In the picture she’s pointing as if out at the
    players, and a bubble above her head says, “YOU GUYS
    STINK!” A set of designer clothes, of the type Laura wears,
    have been superimposed on the picture. The clothes are
    divided into 4 pull-off squares.

    RYAN
    I figure it’s gonna take 4 more
    victories to win this thing. Every
    time we win, we peel a square.

    • SmackSaw - Oct 17, 2011 at 7:45 PM

      a full size blowup of Barbra Bush

      Your mental picture is getting larger and more VIVID!

      W.’s mom. Not his daughter

  2. SmackSaw - Oct 17, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    It’d be news if he picked the Cards.

  3. pisano - Oct 17, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Christ, you don’t think he’s biased do you?

  4. baseballstars - Oct 17, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a302/sodapopinski14/nolanrobin.jpg

  5. bulls33 - Oct 17, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    The people on these comments have sick minds

  6. Jeremiah Graves - Oct 17, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    I’d be more amused if he picked the Red Sox or Phillies…like everyone else did back in March.

  7. clydeserra - Oct 17, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    i love this write up matthew

  8. polegojim - Oct 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    He’s being generous. The Cards won’t get the ugly wins against Texas that the Brewers gave them.

    Rangers in 5

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