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Texas Rangers Fans: Let's Go Yankees!

I've seen Mavericks' forward Popeye Jones inadvertently tip a jump ball into his own basket, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers two points. I've seen Cowboys' defensive lineman Leon Lett inexplicably attempt to recover a blocked field goal on an icy Thanksgiving field at Texas Stadium, handing the Miami Dolphins a victory. I've even seen - and tipped - a one-arm stripper at The Clubhouse.

But yesterday was a first for my eyes: the Rangers won a baseball game via a walk-off strikeout.

In a surreal season that's as weird as it is wonderful, Rangers 6, Mariners 5 was the wackiest climax of 'em all. Score the winning play: Strikeout, Wild Pitch, E-2. Never seen a player mobbed on the field for a check-swing strikeout at a pitch that bounced two feet in front of the plate, but that's exactly what happened to Nelson Cruz Wednesday afternoon.

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