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    The Rangers' success so far has brought Arlington attention the city had not planned for. The community is showing its pride today in new and bigger ways. (Published Friday, Oct 29, 2010)

    The Rangers' success so far has brought Arlington attention the city had not planned for. The community is showing its pride today in new and bigger ways.

    The signs of support are everywhere, and fans say, "It's time." Everyone is wearing red, even the statue of former Mayor Tom Vandergriff inside Arlington City Hall.

    Holland: "The Bullpen is Not Going to Let That Happen Again"

    [DFW Texas Rangers] Holland: "The Bullpen is Not Going to Let That Happen Again"
    Rangers pitcher Derek Holland on the bullpen meltdown in Game 2 of World Series. More at MLB.com and TexasRangers.com (Published Friday, Oct 29, 2010)

    Fans are writing their personal messages to the Rangers on a banner, wishing them "good luck" and saying, "You make Arlington and all of Texas proud!" The city will give the signed banner to the team to hang it up at the ballpark during the World Series.

    "It's exciting, and we're witnessing history right now," Carmen Barrientos, a Rangers fan, said.

    Wilson: "We Are Not Playing to Our Potential"

    [DFW Texas Rangers] Wilson: "We Are Not Playing to Our Potential"
    Rangers pitcher CJ Wilson on Game 2 of World Series. More at MLB.com and TexasRangers.com (Published Friday, Oct 29, 2010)

    "It puts Arlington on the map. It lets people know where Arlington is and what we can do," Trey Yelverton, deputy city manager, said.

    Already famous for the Dallas Cowboys, North Texas is now getting national name recognition in baseball.

    Trying to Keep the Series Alive

    [DFW Texas Rangers] Trying to Keep the Series Alive
    The Rangers are ready to come home and get back into gear in the World Series. More at MLB.com and TexasRangers.com (Published Friday, Oct 29, 2010)

    The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau wants everyone to take notice, so it placed the world's biggest Rangers baseball cap with antlers on the roof of its building across from Rangers Ballpark.

    "It's just a great feeling to know that nationwide people are watching us do awesome," Arlington native Anne Potts said.

    "And it's kind of a funny thing happened on the way to the Super Bowl. The World Series," Jay Burress, ACVB president and CEO, said.

    It's not an event Arlington anticipated, but the city is certainly going along for the ride.

    Mayor Robert Cluck has officially declared this weekend "claw and antler time." He's urging fans to greet fellow Texans and San Francisco fans with "the claw."