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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Longtime Rangers fan dies with team one win from title

The 76-year-old from Red Oak, Texas, was a big Rangers fan who had been battling cancer for several months. She was recently profiled in the Dallas Morning News and was quoted by the paper when telling her doctors that she had only one dying wish:

“I only want to live long enough to see the Rangers win the World Series,” she said.

Unfortunately, the paper reports that Short passed away on Wednesday night, when the Rangers might have clinched their first title had it not been for the rain postponement in St. Louis.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: obituaries, rangers

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   1. Shock Posted: October 27, 2011 at 11:56 PM (#3977329)
That sucks.
   2. AndrewJ Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3977468)
Steve Manganello's story in 2004 is still more poignant.
   3. Baseballs Most Beloved Figure Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:10 AM (#3979415)
Well if she would have lived to see it tonight's game might have killed her anyway.

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