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Monday, November 22, 2010
Dazzling Dozen: Your turn to pick top 12

By Richard Durrett

OK. We have now completed the ESPNDallas.com "Dazzling Dozen" series on the 12 most memorable moments of the 2010 season (this includes on- and off-field events). Here were our dozen:

1. ALCS Game 6
2. ALDS Game 5
3. Nelson Cruz walk-off against NYY
4. Josh Hamilton's Aug. 13 game vs. Boston
5. Aucton/Michael Young grand slam
6. Cliff Lee trade
7. Mitch Moreland's at-bat in Game 3 of World Series
8. Clinching the AL West
9. Matt Treanor's pinch-hit triple vs. Florida
10. Bengie Molina's cycle
11. Michael Young becomes all-time hits leader
12. Opening Day comeback

Of course, we had to leave some very memorable moments out. That's the problem with only 12 slots. But I asked some other die-hard Rangers fans, including Jamey Newberg, Adam Morris, Ted Price and Tim Darley, whose blogs appear here occasionally, for their top 12. Here you go:

Jamey Newberg:
1. Feliz strikes out A-Rod to end ALCS
2. Lee trade
3. Guerrero's double in ALCS Game 6
4. Moreland's World Series at-bat
5. Rangers Baseball Express wins auction
6. Lee's complete game win Game 5 ALDS
7. Hamilton's game against Boston
8. Mid-September sweep of Yankees (including two walkoffs)
9. Young's homer of Chad Qualls after disputed check swing
10. Molina cycle
11. Treanor's triple
12. Guerrero scoring from second against TB in playoffs

Adam Morris (Lone Star Ball)
1. Matt Treanor triple
2. The kid with the mantis on his head
3. Molina cycle
4. The Salty walkoff single
5. Molina homer in the ALCS
6. Neftali Feliz's called strike 3 to ARod
7. Hamilton scoring from 2nd on an IF single
8. Andrus's steal of home
9. Andrus scoring from 2nd on an infield out in Game 5 of the ALDS
10. Tommy Hunter pitching a complete game in the 100+ degree heat in his first start

Tim Darley:
1. ALCS Game 6
2. Cliff Lee wins Game 5 of ALDS
3. Rangers clinch AL West
4. Auction/Young grand slam
5. Nelson Cruz walkoff vs. Yankees
6. Hamilton's Tour de Force vs. Boston
7. Rangers beat Tigers in extras July 19
8. Wilson beats Angels, 1-0, July 23
9. Treanor's triple beats Marlins
10. Bengie Molina's cycle
11. Young all-time hits leader
12. Opening Day comeback

Ted Price (Rangers Podcast):
1. Feliz gets A-Rod to end ALCS
2. Lee trade
3. Lee wins Game 5 ALDS
4. Club goes 21-6 in June
5. Washington's news conference in Surprise during drug admission with every player in attendance
6. Hamilton's 4-for-5 game against Boston
7. Colby Lewis wins battle with Seattle's Cliff Lee on April 30
8. Club trades for Bengie Molina
9. Molina's cycle
10. Texas takes 3 of 4 from Boston after All-Star break
11. Young becomes Rangers all-time hits king
12. Moreland's at-bat in the Game 3 of World Series

Now it's your time. There's lots to choose from. But give us your top-12 Rangers moments from 2012.