- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2011

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (AP) - There’s no celebration this year for the Texas Rangers.

Last year, a fan rally followed the Texas Rangers‘ first appearance in a World Series. This time, having lost the Fall Classic for the second straight year, there won’t be one.

The Rangers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games after coming within one strike of clinching the Series twice in Game 6.

Rangers spokesman John Blake told The Associated Press on Saturday that the team decided before the Series began that no party should be held if they lost this year. Blake said the team’s expectations were higher, “and if we didn’t win, we didn’t think it merited it.”

Last year, several thousand fans rallied after the Rangers lost to the San Francisco Giants in five games.



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