Well, I guess if the Braves couldn't go to the Series, us fans can at least enjoy it vicariously through former Brave Jeff Francoeur and former all-world prospects Neftali Feliz and Elvis Andrus. Good to see "The Natural", Josh Hamilton, get a shot at the big stage as well. Congratulations to the 2010 AL Champion Texas Rangers.
Watching Feliz and Andrus shine in the ALCS can only leave me wondering, "What if...."
For what was essentially one season of Mark Teixeira. It's like committing adultry on what you know will only be a one night stand.
2006 Bowman Chrome #122 Elvis Andrus
Speaking of former Braves, I find it amazing how some Braves fans in the blogosphere (and Twitter as well) still think it's their duty to take jabs at Frenchy. One fellow felt compelled to state "12 outs until Jeff Francoeur is in the World Series", which led another guy to tweet in reply, "This is the only thing that upsets me about Rangers making WS." Did Francoeur live up to the hype and expectations? Obviously not- but why do these people need to continue taking their swings at him? I really doubt that Francoeur ever did anything personally to you, other than disappoint your expectations-get over it, losers.
2009 Topps Update #UH177 Neftali Feliz