When the playoffs start I generally break teams down into 4 groups. The team(s) I'm rooting for, the teams I wouldn't mind seeing win, the teams I just don't care about, and the teams I don't want to win. Because I'm a hooker with a baseball of gold, few teams fall into the last two categories. I can usually find some reason to be interested in a team and there aren't many dislikable teams in baseball (at least to me). In this year's playoffs almost any combination would have been an ok world series to me, but one of the few (two?) that wouldn't is the one we got. Nice.
I don't care about the Rangers. In theory I should be able to get behind Josh Hamilton, since he appeared in the small Christmas parade that goes right in front of my house before he had his breakout year, but I just can't get up any sort of emotion. I'm not interested in seeing any of their pitchers. There isn't a batter on the team who's at bats are can't miss. They don't compel. Watching the Rangers for me is watching baseball because I want to watch baseball. That's not a bad thing but you hope for something more out of the World Series than "last chance to watch baseball".
Of course that's better than the Cardinals, who were the only team that made the playoffs that would bother me if they won it all. Most of that is because of LaRussa. The guy is an insufferable pain who thinks he's 10 times smarter than everyone. You can't watch him without wanting to punch him in the face. He's the Bill Maher of major league managers. Plus I'm not over the 2006 WS winning team. Those guys represent everything that's wrong with the playoff system. You want to try to find the best team in the league not a mediocre squad that sneaks into the playoffs, gets hot at the right time, and ends up champion because the team they are facing keeps tripping over its own two feet. They even got David Eckstein an MVP! David Eckstein! For being the 4th best hitter on his team during the series and having a misplayed fly ball end up being his "big hit". Forget Maris and Bonds, this team should have an asterisk. At least let enough time pass so I can forget what an abomination that series was before putting yourself back in line to win another championship. (on the plus side - I can get behind Berkman winning a ring and Pujols is appt watching)
Any way so there you go. Go Rangers, I guess.