I am now headed home to watch Game One with my 7-year-old son and the man who took me to my very first ballgame at Arlington Stadium in 1972, my father. I thought my dad would be cheering on the Giants. He grew up here but spent his Park Row childhood rooting on Willies Mays and McCovey, the latter of whom played for the Dallas Eagles in 1957, when the Texas Leaguers served as the New York Giants' farm team. But, no. Tonight, he said, "It's the Rangers."
Which reminds me: By now, more than 23,000 have read Greenville Avenue attorney Darrell Cook's emergency motion for a continuance filed in an Irving court this week, a legal maneuver precipitated by a lifelong Rangers fan's need to attend Game One of the World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco. As we told you this morning, the judge OK'd the extension, right around the time Cook was on a westbound plane. And, as he promised when we first spoke yesterday, Cook just sent photos taken upon his arrival at the ballpark, along with this brief note:
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When you are little, you believe in everything. Like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and "your team can play in the World Series." Slowly, I learned that none of it was true. Until today, when I learned one of those fantasies can still become a reality. Go Rangers!