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A toast to the 2013 Texas Rangers

Mike Oz
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Editor's note: Our MLB Toasts got derailed during the stretch run and postseason, but we're back to say goodbye to the rest of the league. Follow @BigLeagueStew on Twitter and await our call for submissions for more toasts. Next up, the Texas Rangers.

At this point, you have to imagine baseball-loving folk in Arlington, Tx., are already past 2013 and looking forward to 2014.

It was another disappointing end to a season for the Rangers — knocked out in Game 163 by the Tampa Bay Rays. There have already been big changes in just a few weeks, though — Prince Fielder is coming to town and Nolan Ryan is gone as CEO. Before the Rangers fully move on to 2014, let's pour one back for 2013.

A toast to the Texas Rangers, for surviving the Nelson Cruz saga and still managing to start a line of breakfast foods. To the Rangers, for inspiring kids to write cute letters and inspiring opposing pitchers to pummel water coolers. To the Rangers, for still trying to touch Adrian Beltre's head. To the Rangers — score Yu Darvish some runs next year, OK?

We're not going to bogart this toast. Here's what a few people had to say about the 2013 Rangers. Add your own toast in the comments.

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Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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