Rangers pop corks to end long drought

Champagne was flowing -- but not for Josh Hamilton -- after playoff-clinching victory

Updated: September 26, 2010, 6:51 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was just a minute into his postgame speech inside the visiting clubhouse when champagne started to trickle down his head.

"I've never been so cold in my life," Washington said, soaking from head to toe wearing a blue AL West championship cap and a gray championship T-shirt. "It was like an earthquake. I didn't think it would stop. But it felt good. I didn't even get a chance to finish what I said. I was just getting warmed up. But I ...

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