True Magic: Cinderella Story Arizona Diamondbacks Punch Their Tickets To World Series Against Fairytale Texas Rangers

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Outright glory for Phoenix, and straight-up heartbreak for Philadelphia — I find it to be an absolutely beautiful thing.

Not that I really care about the Arizona Diamondbacks going to the World Series, it’s more the Philadelphia Phillies getting bounced from the postseason. I consider it a little justice for my Miami Dolphins after that absolute atrocity of a “game” against the Refereeagles, but we’ll get to that momentarily.

Because the D-Backs definitely deserve some love after what they pulled off Tuesday night.

Coming into the NLCS, Arizona was a heavy underdog against the Phillies, but somehow managed to shut them down in a Game 6 AND 7 on back-to-back nights in an intense eastern Pennsylvania environment. Talk about an incredibly hard way to get to the Fall Classic, but the Diamondbacks — just like their World Series opponent Texas Rangers — pulled off true magic to punch their tickets.

And now we have what has to be the most improbable Fall Classic matchup in the history of Major League Baseball, with the 84-win Diamondbacks getting their first appearance since 2001, and the 90-win Rangers in for the first time since 2011.

Boring on paper, but still a pretty good fairytale story to close out the season. You gotta love it at the end of the day.

Game 1 between the Diamondbacks and Rangers is Friday at 8:00 p.m. at Globe Life Field.

And now we get to you, Philadelphia …

As a former defender of the city (that surely won’t be happening again), I can’t help but be irked at the real disrespectful ignorance that was shown during and after the Dolphins-Refereeagles game that was obviously rigged by the NFL.

But hey, you guys had your cheap little fun for a couple of days after your “win,” you had some time to enjoy your 6-1* record with a fat asterisk beside it … now it’s my turn to DRINK YOUR TEARS.

Sorry, Philly. You had it coming. (RELATED: The Legendary Dusty Baker Is Calling It A Career After An Incredible 26 Years Of MLB Service: REPORT)

Go Phins, baby. And the Phillies SUCK!