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Pennant vanquishes Rangers' ghosts

Believe it: Franchise's first World Series trip erases 38 years' worth of heartaches

Updated: October 23, 2010, 12:32 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- One by one, the ghosts paraded by to pay their respects Friday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. When there are 38 years of skeletons rattling around in the closet, that can take a while.

Like wisps in the wind, all the old memories came flooding in, then faded away, vanquished perhaps forever: the 100-loss seasons those first two years in Texas; the David Clyde debacle; the four managers in one week; the Roger Moret catatonic trance; the armed guards on an off ...

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