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Rangers haven't completed mission

Second straight AL pennant is just a step toward reaching their ultimate goal

Updated: October 16, 2011, 9:49 AM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was for the same prize, in the same number of games, and there was the same exultation and jubilation when it was finally all over Saturday night, and yet, it had a totally different feel for the Texas Rangers.

Maybe it's because there's only one first time.

First kiss.

First love.

First new car.

First World Series.

You betcha, the second is sweet … just not quite the same.

That's OK. There's still a "first" yet to come ...

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