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Wait, you mean the Rangers didn’t win the World Series?

Nov 4, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

For only $29.95 you can pre-order “Texas Triumph: 2011 World Series Champions” from Hardcover, even!

From the description:

Get the book that captures the Rangers World Series championship season, brought to you by SportsDay from The Dallas Morning News. This incredible 11 x 8.5 hard-bound book takes you from the first pitch on Opening Day to the final out of the 2011 World Series in 144 dramatic pages.

I hope the book is actually published and they put it in the fiction section. There’s a cover and everything:


  1. all4tookie - Nov 4, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Deadspin has a picture of a “Texas Rangers: 2011 World Series Champions” tattoo. Oops.

  2. 78mu - Nov 4, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    There are thousands of kids in poor countries with t-shirts and caps proclaiming the Rangers as WS champions. Some of them might have gotten the same shirts last year and probably think the Rangers are the greatest team this century.

    • antlerclaws - Nov 4, 2011 at 4:39 PM

      Even as a grieving Rangers fan I had to laugh at that one.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 4, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Who’s the publisher? The Denial Press?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 4, 2011 at 5:14 PM

      UGH, that was weak sauce.

  4. bloodysock - Nov 4, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Where is the Phillies’ version?

    • Jonny 5 - Nov 4, 2011 at 3:20 PM

      • antlerclaws - Nov 4, 2011 at 4:45 PM

        In skillful hands, this meme will never get old.

  5. tilllman40 - Nov 4, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    @78mu hahaha good one

  6. cintiphil - Nov 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    This is the main reason I was for the NL & the Cards. This whole Tex-ass thing gets me riffed. The arrogance of the Dallas sports scene is beyond contempt. First they want us to believe that the Cowboys are “American’s Team”, now they wanted us to believe that they had the series all wrapped up, so they jump the gun and print out and distribute all kinds of fairy tale junk. They were not playing the Detroit Tigers for the series. they were playing the Cardinals, who have the second best record in W-S baseball. They did not have home field advantage, or they may have had a chance. Here’s to Nolan Ryan, who I hope NEVER WINS a W-S ring.

    • umrguy42 - Nov 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

      Oh, come now. I hope Nolan gets a ring someday… just NOT against my Cardinals :p

      • rje49 - Nov 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

        Nolan Ryan, my favorite player of all time, does have a WS ring – ’69 Mets.

  7. bigleagues - Nov 4, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    It sounds as if they had this book ready to ship within days of winning . . . but not losing. When they are done refunding the pre-sales orders – if they are lucky to still have some takers – they can released a revised version:


    • 78mu - Nov 4, 2011 at 5:28 PM

      When Freese had two strikes in the ninth inning of game 6 the manager at the publishing house gave the print signal. They stopped the presses when he hit the triple.

      Then after Hamilton’s home run they got the presses ready again. When Feldman had two strikes on Berkmann the manager gave the go sign again. What were the odds?

      The manager is out of a job today.

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