I'm still get a little numb feeling when I think back on Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. I was in Rangers Ballpark just a few nights earlier for Game 4. There was no doubt in my mind that this was the year. All of the hard work for the team - and the loyalty of the Rangers fans was about to pay off for everyone. I'll never forget the feeling I had when Nelson Cruz misses that ball in right field during Game 6. It was like being punched in the gut.

 

The new journey begins today. It's time for players and fans to let go of the "what ifs" and move forward. Rangers leader, Michael Young, says the team is ready to put the past behind them and focus on the task at hand.

The last two years have been great for us and the [Dallas-Fort Worth] Metroplex. Our work's not done. We know we have a lot of talent here, and we know what we have to do.

The Rangers have added some talented individuals to the team over the past two seasons. Beltre, Napoli, and now Darvish. This year some major improvements to the ballpark will be nice to see as well. Now, let's keep Josh Hamilton healthy and get down to business!

Game time 1:05 p.m.