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The St. Louis skies cried bitter tears to give its Cardinals one final reprieve. Now, with clouds dispersed, there's nowhere to hide. Game 6 will happen today and the Rangers need one win to win the World Series.

T.R. Sullivan writes about the postponement and catches up with the Rangers to see how they're feeling about having to wait to play.

As Gil Lebreton notes, another day off was just another day for folks to help keep Tony La Russa's gaffes from being swept under the rug.

MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince tries to determine which team, if either, the rain out helped. The St. Louis wisdom was if the game were postponed they would be able to start Chris Carpenter in Game 7. Of course, that would still be on three days rest. The last -- and only -- time Carpenter has done that in his life was Game 2 of the NLDS when he gave up four runs in three innings.

Behind the DMN paywall, Evan Grant writes about what the rain out could do for the Rangers. He think the bullpen will benefit from an extra day off and all hands could potentially be on deck if the series needs all seven games.

Richard Durrett writes about Ron Washington sticking to his guns on Matt Harrison starting a potential Game 7 even though Derek Holland will now be fully rested if that game is played. As for Holland, he thinks Harrison has earned the start. Of course, everyone covering this series seems to just assume a Game 7 will happen. 

Behind the DMN paywall, Tim Cowlishaw has a piece on his biggest World Series surprises. His number 1 surprise is Derek Holland's performance in Game 4.

Jeff Caplan has some quotes from Mike Napoli in response to Mike Scioscia's comments about why the Angels traded him. Napoli doesn't seem to be buying what Scioscia's selling.

MLB.com's John Schlegel has a piece on Josh Hamilton enjoying the experience of playing in the World Series even though he's been playing through pain.

Jim Reeves writes that the Gut is beating the Genius so far.

Mike Heika notes that in addition to the Mavericks being behind the Rangers right now, members of the Stars are on the Ranger bandwagon as well. This is neat:

[Mark] ]Fistric, who played hockey and soccer growing up in Edmonton. "Honestly, the Texas Rangers taught me to love baseball."

Finally, Anthony Andro has a piece on One More.