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1995 Stories by Jennifer Briggs

Archives: 1995 | 1994
  • The magic spell

    published November 16, 1995

    The commissioner of the NFL, Paul Tagliabue, was holding a formal press conference downstairs. The pain in the butt of the NFL was holding... More >>

  • The making of Mike Hargrove

    published November 2, 1995

    Anyone who stopped fretting about Jerry Jones and Deion Sanders last week long enough to notice that some baseball games were going on may have... More >>

  • Airing it out

    published October 19, 1995

    By the time you read these words, some of you will have already wandered into a bookstore and skimmed through the pages of Jim Dent's new book,... More >>

  • Racetracks lament

    published October 12, 1995

    About 60 years ago, when parimutuel betting was first legal in Texas and Arlington Downs was a horse mecca, my memaw, a divorced mother of five,... More >>

  • A managers memories

    published October 5, 1995

    Humans are packed on this Arlington dance floor like a size 12 behind pushed into a pair of petite 6 Rocky Mountain Jeans. No room to spare... More >>

  • Big men, big houses

    published September 21, 1995

    About a year and a half ago, while I was sitting in a doctor's office with a tube in my ear, trying to figure out why I always almost black out in... More >>

  • Jackie Sherrill's 'example'

    published September 7, 1995

    Mississippi State head coach Jackie Sherrill has long had a reputation as one of college football's worst rogues. Now he's got more than... More >>

  • A strange goodbye

    published August 24, 1995

    Last week I told Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy that my Uncle Dick's funeral was at the same time as Mickey Mantle's, and, by gosh, there was... More >>

  • The Cowboy nobody knows

    published July 27, 1995

    At Valley Ranch, David Lang is sitting barefooted in front of his locker, which sits next to Emmitt Smith's locker and Emmitt's empty sweaty... More >>

  • Punching in

    published July 20, 1995

    The sweat is running through Cal Ripken Jr.'s eyebrows, into his eyes, and it's making him squint. It is just so surrealistically hot, like... More >>

  • Summer season

    published July 13, 1995

    Jason Kidd is sucking a small Gatorade and sweating like a fat guy on a rec gym free-throw line. He is atop a trailer at "Hoop it Up" in... More >>

  • Draft day menu

    published July 6, 1995

    By now you know that the Dallas Mavericks drafted a guy named Cherokee Parks in last week's NBA draft. But what you don't know is that it... More >>

  • Sons and livers

    published June 22, 1995

    Billy Joe Martin sat on the mound of an empty high-school baseball field in Arlington. He's always seemed alone since his dad died that Christmas... More >>

  • Pole-tossers in skirts

    published June 15, 1995

    George Chiappa and the seven competitors standing around him are as burly and bad-assed as any lineman who ever ran down the Texas Stadium tunnel... More >>

  • The boy of summer grows up

    published June 8, 1995

    It's like watching someone die or seeing Newt Gingrich having sex on a kitchen counter. I have an image that just won't leave my head,... More >>

  • Attitude adjustment

    published May 25, 1995

    For a while, Texas Rangers president Tom Schieffer remained adamant that it was not necessary to give away 40,000 tickets and as many hot dogs to... More >>

  • Old friends

    published May 18, 1995

    The old men, who do not seem all that old, laugh about the past, the road trips, the plays, those nights at the Woodside Hotel in Harlem. ... More >>

  • Bad start

    published May 4, 1995

    Will Clark, the slugging first baseman, made some predictions before the start of the Home Opener at The Ballpark in Arlington last Thursday. Then... More >>

  • Goodbye, Roy

    published April 27, 1995

    It is Thursday morning, and Roy Tarpley is walking away from what will likely prove his last home practice in a place where he has never really... More >>

  • Camp Player

    published April 20, 1995

    For those of you unfamiliar with the daily doings of big-league spring training, this players' camp at Homestead, Florida, is much like any... More >>

  • The death of sports?

    published April 13, 1995

    Baseball's annual Hall of Fame game was hours over. All the other reporters had left the little press room in the back of the Hall. But... More >>

  • The last hurrah

    published April 6, 1995

    Last Thursday, there were guys in tears, literally kneeling to kiss the infield dirt at the Ballpark. On Friday, those same guys hit... More >>

  • 480 baseballs, 200 days

    published March 9, 1995

    On a rainy day at North Loop Dodge in Tarrant County, a car salesman walks in with two huge bags from Sports Town. "Wanna baseball?" he... More >>

  • Pawns and dreamers

    published February 16, 1995

    Their names move across the computer screens of major league baseball offices, veiled in secrecy and controversy. Identities will... More >>

  • Hall of Fame hunt

    published February 2, 1995

    SWEETWATER--The retiree from Alvin, Texas, turns off I-20 and maneuvers the gray Ford pickup down the gravel road toward the private hunting... More >>

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