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Game 139 Open Thread: Rangers vs. Royals Finale

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It's a battle of Rs. But not arrrrrs.

Timber!
Timber!
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The Royals are facing the Rangers, yet another team with the audacity to claim an entire state as their hometown. Unlike the Colorado Rockies, however, there is more than one baseball team in Texas, which probably is very confusing for foreigners and locals alike. I guess Houston must secretly be from New Mexico? I guess?

Regardless, Kansas City faces the worst team in baseball for the third straight game, which is a great boon until you consider this is the norm and there are no favors going on. Kansas City has won the last two, but not by a ravaging fashion as one might expect. They're not doing much of anything in a ravaging fashion, as they are averaging a perfectly lovely 2.6 runs per game in their last 10 games.

That is bad.

The Royals lineup, featuring Jasony Vargy:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here's how the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Royals?src=hash">#Royals</a> line up tonight vs. the Rangers. <a href="http://t.co/QHv4Qr0bTc">pic.twitter.com/QHv4Qr0bTc</a></p>— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) <a href="https://twitter.com/Royals/status/507260367781625856">September 3, 2014</a></blockquote>
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And here's the Ranger's lineup, along with the Royals lineup containing some added Texas flair.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tepesch is on the mound tonight vs. KC. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetsGoRangers?src=hash">#LetsGoRangers</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PRF?src=hash">#PRF</a> <a href="http://t.co/xAS3Juo1RP">pic.twitter.com/xAS3Juo1RP</a></p>— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rangers/status/507264089198833664">September 3, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Can you imagine the Royals putting the Missouri flag on their lineup? St. Louis might, to be fair. More likely is that they just include every player's high school.

One time zone to the east, Detroit and Mini Detroit (sometimes called Cleveland) are playing a sportsball game that is relevant to the Royals' interest. A win by the Mini Detroit Racists keeps the Detroit Tigers in second place regardless of what happens in Kauffman Stadium. At the moment of writing, Detroit is behind 0-2 thanks to Justin Verlander and, maybe in some way, Kate Upton.

Get out your brooms, folks. If not to celebrate a sweep, to use against any and all loose items in Progressive Field if Mini Detroit loses again.