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Loaded Rangers Face Well-Armed Giants

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The Giants and Rangers open the 106th World Series at AT&T Park on Wednesday night. Congratulations if you had that exacta at the start of the playoffs. If you had it at the start of the season, I want some of what you were smoking.

Shed no tears for the accountants at Fox. Dallas-Fort Worth and the San Francisco Bay Area are hardly small markets, and fresh faces in the World Series aren't ratings poison. Since 1990, the highest-rated Series was Atlanta against Minnesota in '91. The big-market Yankees were in five of the 10 lowest-rated in that period.

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