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The Texas Rangers are ready for the Toronto Blue Jays, but the state of Texas is ready for Jose Bautista.
On Thursday, the Blue Jays – fresh off a wild-card game victory over the Baltimore Orioles – will be welcomed to Arlington to kick off the American League Division Series. Not only that, but it’s a rematch of last year’s ALDS, a rehash of Bautista’s bat-flip, and the resurgence of Rougned Odor’s punch heard ’round the world.
Needless to say, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram didn’t forget about any of the bad blood, and no one else will, either – especially when it’s the front page of the paper.
The Blue Jays will send Marco Estrada to the mound in Game 1, while the Rangers will roll with left-hander Cole Hamels.