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Texas Rangers: Not-so-splendid start

Updated: September 29, 2010, 3:47 PM ET
By David Schoenfield | Page 2

The Texas Rangers were born in 1961 as the Washington Senators, suffered 10 losing seasons in 11 years, left D.C. under a storm of controversy, moved into a renovated minor league stadium in a football-mad city, and had as their first manager a grouchy Hall of Famer whom the players intensely disliked. How was this not destined to work?

The Texas Rangers have rarely been excellent. At times, they've been bad. They're the only major league franchise never to win a playoff series. But ...

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