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Alex Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Texas Rangers Outfielder Leonys Martin Has an Odd Seduction Technique

    We were debating going with the more straightforward headline "Here's a Shirtless Photo of Leonys Martin," but we decided something a bit more artful would scare off fewer people. Make no mistake: That is about a shirtless Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin, but it has a backstory. Via a tipste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    The Whore's Return: Before the Rematch, A LeBron Hater Rekindles His Love of Dallas

    ​My relationship with Dallas before June 12, 2011, was tenuous. I got tattooed there with Dennis Rodman during the summer of 1994 and stayed for a week, but I was shit-faced the whole time. I visited for a few days during baseball's winter meetings in 2000, when A-Rod signed with the Texas Ran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    My Top 21 Texas Rangers in the History of Ever

    ​C.J. Wilson was superb in last night's much-needed win over Seattle. Pedro Strop is gone. Mark Lowe is back (uh-oh). Tommy Hunter and Nefali Feliz are getting close. And dazzling Cuban defector Leonys Martin is fast-tracking our way.In the middle of a very transitory Rangers season I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    So, Matthew Morrison, Tony Romo and Erin Andrews Walk Into a Dinner Party ...

    WireImage​No doubt you were too busy to attend last night's Super Bowl shindigs. So once more into the breach -- or WireImage, which has invites to all the best parties. Like, once more, the private Audi Forum dinner party at the Rachofsky House, where Glee's Matthew Morrison found himself amongst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.22.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Roger Staubach to Tony Hill to beat the Redskins in '79. Alvin Harper running free against the 49ers to clinch the NFC Championship Game in '92. Dirk Nowitzki's long 3-pointer to secure Game 2 of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2010

    About Last Night, The Texas Rangers Feel Really Bad About ... the Overpriced Parking Problem?

    Rally towel or the white flag of surrender?​For seven innings, the guy wearing the Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers jersey in Section 314 taunted the young man in the Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees jersey sitting but one row back. A lot of: "Yankees suck! Yankees suck!" And: "You're on steroids! You' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *There's probably some heart-over-head at work here, but I'm picking Rangers in 7. If Neftali Feliz doesn't blow a save and if the Rangers can avoid letting the Yankees' mystique force a mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Cowboys vs. Bears is ... Affordable?

    ​If you want to go to Sunday's Dallas Cowboys'  home opener against the Chicago Bears, good news: Over at StubHub there are more than 2,000 tickets available. And, get this, they are cheaper than 2009. The current average ticket price is $209, actually down from last year's $222. Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Lookie Here, There Is a Silver Lining to the Texas Rangers' Bankruptcy

    Here's hoping he never gets her or his money back.​Always said A-Rod was a tool. Now, according to the Texas Rangers' ongoing bankruptcy auction in Fort Worth, he's also an elevator. At least the New York Yankees' third baseman is aligning himself with a Kone Inc., an elevator company that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    An All-Star Game Tradition: The Rangers Make 'Fake-Baseball' News

    ​The Texas Rangers are frequently at their very best when real baseball is not being played. Last night's All-Star Game in Anaheim isn't "real baseball.'' In a sport where nothing much ever changes (I swear some of the Lords of Baseball would just as soon not have bothered getting the flannel u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    'Roid Rage: Mark McGwire - Yawn - Apologizes to Baseball

    ​I guess the question at this point is, do you give a crap? About baseball players and their steroid use? During the 1998 Major League Baseball season I went to Houston a couple times as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to cover the magical home-run chase between the St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    October = Baseball Bummer

    ​Seems like the Texas Rangers season ended months ago doesn't it? Don't look now, but the cool kids are still playing baseball. The League Championship Series start this week with Angels-Yankees and Dodgers-Phillies. According to national TV ratings, you're not looking at all - as Dallas/Fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    One Last Time, With Feeling: A-Fraud

    Before we hop onto the bandwagon of your first-place Texas Rangers, let me chunk one more rock at Alex Rodriguez. And myself. Back in 2004 - in the couple months between leaving the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and joining the Dallas Observer - I got word that A-Rod twice frequented the Dallas swin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    The Top 10 Sports Superstitions That May or May Not Work

    Step on a crack, break your mother's back. Avoid black cats, the No. 13 and walking under ladders. And, above all else, wear anything other than red and find yourself dead. Hmm. Are the Texas Rangers superstitious about superstitions? Seems to me that rituals, traditions and even obsessive comp ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Batters' Uppers

    DTC goes out on a juice run

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Shropshire Still Reliving Seasons in Hell With Your Texas Rangers. Now, With Extra 'Roids!

    My favorite sports book of all time is Mike Shropshire's Seasons in Hell: With Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog and The Worst Baseball Team in History -- The 1973-1975 Texas Rangers. We excerpted the book in 1996, and Michael Hogue's original artwork accompanying the piece still hangs in my office -- tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.13.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know the Mavs have the NBA's longest sellout streak at 301 games, but the fans at American Airlines Center just don't get it. Thursday night's tense game with the Celtics was tied at 91 until Boston's P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Your Texas Rangers: The Steroid Sluggers

    Part of the shrapnel from the *A-Roid bombshell: Not that it manifested itself in any sort of team success, but there's no denying that the Texas Rangers now have more big-name stars linked to performancing-enhancing drugs than any professional team this side of a European cycling club. Ruben Sierra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Rodriguez 'n Romo: Two Guys Who Don't Get It

    After attending the Mavs' shootaround this morning and before heading back to American Airlines Center tonight for the showdown contest victory over the Sacramento Kings, I watched and re-watched this week's interviews with two of America's biggest sporting dufuses. Sorry, but Tony Romo and Alex Rod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    *A-Roid

      In light of this weekend's (shocking?) revelation that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids during his 2003 MVP season with your Texas Rangers, I hereby invite a public stoning. And, yes thanks, I'll be happy to chunk the first rocks: *A-Fraud is one of the most disingenuous athl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Alex Rodriguez Would Like to Apologize to All Texas Rangers Fans. Awesome!

    So says A-Roid -- that'll never get old, unlike this song called "A-Roid"  -- in an interview with Peter Gammons just posted on ESPN.com. But why, Alex, why?"When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure. I needed to perform, and perform at a high level every day. Back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2009

    Alex Rodriguez Wasn't Even "Tempted" to Juice. Except, This One Time, at Band Camp ...

    In light of yesterday's revelations that Alex Rodriguez was juicing during his MVP tenure with Your Texas Rangers, a Friend of Unfair Park remind us of A-Roid's appearance on 60 Minutes at the end of '07, when he repeatedly told Katie Couric he'd never enhanced. Below, one video highlight among many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Hump Day for the Rangers? Almost.

    Last time we saw a Ranger on the cover gas was $1.20 and this guy was a high-school sophomore. You haven’t even made it to your afternoon smoke break and already the Rangers have again failed to summit Mount Mediocrity. For the fourth time in the last two weeks Texas needed a win to get a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    "Forget About Eli Manning When You and Jessica Are Tanning."

    Kentucky's Ryan Parker is the ... um ... um ... Ryan Adams of sport-song parodies. Perhaps you're already familiar with his hits: 2006's "Why The Cowboys Stink," 2007's A-Rod ballad "Been Caught Stealing" and so, so many more. Well, he's got another Cowboys jam this week: "Don't Worry Be Happy Tony, ... More >>

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    October 29, 2007
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    September 24, 2007
  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Cheaters Never Win?

    Don't whisper a word to the children, but hell yeah, of course they do

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    A Famous Pro Athlete in a Local Topless Bar? Say It Ain't So!

    Say this about the New York Post: That newspaper will suck every last drop out a juicy story. Like yesterday's "Stray-Rod" story, for instance, about the NY Yanks' third baseman and his "mystery blonde" frequenting Toronto nudie bars. Today it gets a hard-hitting follow-up in which it's revealed tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    A-Rod Hits a Home Run

    Sorry, Richie -- we thought you were talking about A-Rod's alternative-rock lifestyle. OK, so some of you aren’t jazzed by Alex Rodriguez visiting a Dallas topless bar three weeks ago. But what if I told you that he frequented, at least twice, a Dallas swingers bar three years ago? According to ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007
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    March 1, 2007

    Everybody's Getting Birthday Presents Today!

    Michael Young will probably be a Ranger for life. Poor rich guy... Sorry I'm late to the birthday bash. Seems my mouse, a Trojan horse and my hard drive were waging civil war and...anyway, if you're getting me a belated gift, do not -- I repeat, do not -- get me a gift card to this Richardson-based ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006

    Go Yanks!

    Turns out there are some locals who love Yankees--the New York Yankees, that is. Says here that German construction company Hochtief AG (gesundheit) today got the contract to build the Yanks' new stadium in the Bronx. Actually, its U.S. unit got the bid: Dallas-based Turner Corp., which will build t ... More >>

  • News

    March 2, 2006

    Curveball

    Kenny Rogers and his favorite cameraman reach a settlement--and common ground

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Just Forget It

    Move on folks, there was nothing to see in an ugly 2004

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    Monkey Business

    Buzz picks a few nits with the year that was

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Ranger

    Buck Showalter

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2004

    Now Boarding

    Hop on the bandwagon

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Rained Out

    No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Sweet Tees

    Plus: Tight Wad; Hit Me With Your Best Shot

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    'Boys Gone Wild

    And other tall tales of 2003

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Thanks for Nothing

    The return of Gonzilla, and other literary concerns

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Dog Days

    Summer is here, which means the Rangers must be in last place

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    The Buck Starts Here

    New Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter makes the team much better. Problem is, he cant hit leadoff, play center field or pitch.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • News

    March 15, 2001

    The A-Team

    Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    The Home Stretch

    From A-Rod to Z-routes, the year that was in Big D sports

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