I was wrong about the Astros back in April.

No, this last extraordinary baseball week didn’t go ultimately the way I’d hoped, but it would be wrong to say I’m not glad for some people that Game Seven turned out that way.

As much as I love the rivalry and as much as it energizes me to root against that team, I’m a Jose Altuve fan and a Carlos Correa fan and a George Springer fan, and I’ve been on record for while calling Chris Devenski my Favorite Pitcher That I Hate.

I’m thrilled for Kevin Goldstein, whom I knew way back before he’d charted a path to pro ball that, at the time, almost nobody else had.

The city, this year in particular, deserves the kind of joy that this must bring.

But the truth is there’s one person who I’m really genuinely super-happy for, after the best non-Rangers post-season I’ve ever experienced ended the way it did.

Congrats, Pete. Really cool.



Jamey Newberg

Dallas attorney Jamey Newberg has been commenting on Rangers from the big club down through the entire farm system since 1998.

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas was born in Arlington, Texas, to Richard and Becky Lucas. He lived mostly in Arlington before moving to Austin, where he graduated from The University of Texas. Scott works for Austin Valuation Consultants, Ltd., and has published several boring articles about real estate appraisal and environmental contamination. He makes a swell margarita and refuses to run longer than ten kilometres.

Eleanor Czajka

Eleanor grew up watching the AAA Mudhens in Toledo, Ohio. A loyal Ranger fan since 1979, she works "behind the scenes" at the Newberg Report.

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