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C.J. Wilson needs to step up in spotlight

It's time for the Rangers starter to pitch like the ace we saw in the regular season

Updated: October 19, 2011, 1:05 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ST. LOUIS -- The World Series is upon us, so it's time for C.J. Wilson to pitch like he's the ace of the Texas Rangers' staff, something he's failed to do in his first three postseason starts this season.

No excuses. No alibis.

No chatter about his opponent having a lucky rabbit's foot. And none of this silliness about being a novice as a starting pitcher.

The stage belongs to him, and the baseball world is watching. It's an opportunity every competitor wants, but few get. ...

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