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Winners and Losers in Dallas This Week (9/30/16)

With this weather, we're really all sitting pretty.

Winners

Texas Rangers
The Arlington baseballers officially claimed their second-straight division title last Saturday in Oakland (also the site of a painful three-game sweep that cost Texas the AL West in 2012). It’s been a crazy season for the Rangers, who have overachieved even more so than last year’s club overachieved. Give the credit to manager Jeff Banister (who could well win a second straight manager-of-the-year prize) or just to plain old clusterluck. Their postseason starts next Thursday. With three games left in the regular season, they’re a good bet to finish with the best record in the American League, giving them home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. They’d then face the Wild Card game winner in the first round, which at this point could be either Baltimore, Seattle, Detroit, or (every right-thinking person’s dream) the Toronto Blue Jays. We should all be rooting for this rematch:

Rougned Odor Jose Bautista punch

+12

Ezekiel Elliott
The Dallas Cowboys running back notched his first career 100-yard game with the team’s 31-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Plus he did this:

Zeke Elliott hurdles

+140

Downtown Subway
The Dallas City Council’s transportation committee sent on to the full council for consideration a resolution asking DART to prioritize the construction of an underground rail line through the center of the city. +D2

Larry Casto
Rumor is the new city attorney is already making an impact at City Hall, with an opinion that says the prospect of taking Fair Park private must be opened up for competitive bidding and not merely handed over to the foundation proposed by Walt Humann. +1.5 million

All of Us
It’s the first day of the State Fair of Texas, and it’s 76 degrees out as of right now. +Everything

In fact, it’s too nice to rag on the losers of the week. Until next time…

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