Bengie Molina and Neftali Feliz of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees 6-1 in Game Six of the ALCS to advance to the World Series.
Last season after Neftali Feliz froze A-Rod on a slider to hand the Rangers the American League pennant at Rangers Ballpark, former (if that?) loudmouthed "owner" Chuck Greenberg spouted off and ran some smack talk against the Yankees' front office.
That would be enough to irritate everyone in the machismo Bronx crowd.
Not to mention the fact that the Rangers made easy work out of the "big dogs" and advanced to their first World Series.
Which brings us to this weekend. For the first time ever, Yankees Stadium will be boiling with anticipation about a visit from the Texas Rangers. It might not be the equivalent of Red Sox visit, but it'll be the next best thing.
The ticket is the hottest one so far in The Bronx, where they had trouble filling the stadium on Opening Weekend.
It's also a huge series for the Rangers, who, let's be honest, haven't had the toughest schedule thus far. It's just 12 games in, and way too early to judge anything, but they got a Red Sox team that didn't know what it was doing. That series win wasn't quite as impressive as it seemed.
The Yankees are playing well, and could very well sweep the Rangers.
Prediction? Yankees win the series 2-1, and the Rangers win tonight behind Matt Harrison's pitching.
Let the games begin.