With the Texas Rangers coming back to the Fall Classic after losing to the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2010 edition of the World Series, most pundits and prognosticators have made this season's Texas Rangers the heavy favorite to win this year. Can the St. Louis Cardinals change people's minds?
Here is a breakout of media members and celebrity figures predictions for the World Series showdown between the Rangers and the Cardinals:
ESPN's John Kruk: Cardinals in 6.
FOX's Ken Rosenthal: Rangers in 7
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian: Rangers in 7.
USA Today's Jorge L. Ortiz: Rangers in 6.
ESPN's Karl Ravech: Cardinals in 6.
The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre: Rangers in 6.
Nolan Ryan, Rangers team president: Rangers in 6.
Sam Bradford, Rams quarterback: Cardinals in 6.
Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks forward: Rangers in 6.
Eddie Maisonet, SB Nation writer: Rangers in 7.
(Note: Per ESPN's Marc Stein, The Texas Rangers nominated NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki to throw the first pitch for one of the Rangers' home games during the 2011 World Series, unfortunately sources from the Rangers say that the recommendation has been nixed by Major League Baseball.