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Alex Rodriguez

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    February 14, 2014

    It Took Highland Park's Dallas Country Club Just 13 Years to Welcome Black Private Equity Exec

    In retrospect, the Dallas Country Club's reluctance to admit then-Texas Ranger Alex Rodriguez seems less an expression of racial exclusivity than an act of justifiable caution regarding a man who would in short order become one of the most universally loathed figures in professional sports. That do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Exploring Texas Rangers' Options as Wheelin' and Dealin' Begins at Hilton Anatole

    Photo by Sam MertenThe scene yesterday afternoon in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole.​Likely bracing for the departure of free-agent hurler C.J. Wilson, the Texas Rangers have already inked former Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan to a two-year, $14.5 million contract and announced Neftali Feli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2011

    The Power of Plan B: Texas Rangers-Detroit Tigers ALCS Game 6 Preview and Open Thread

    ​Not so long ago, Minnesota Twins backstop Joe Mauer was the consensus pick as baseball's best catcher. But the 2009 American League MVP, four-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner and .323 career hitter had another injury-plagued season in 2011 (missing significant time for "leg weaknes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Last Night: 400 Blows at Bryan Street Tavern

    400 Blows, El Paso Hot Button, New Science Projects Bryan Street Tavern October 6, 2011 Better than: Staying home and watching A-Rod strike out again! ​Maybe a couple dozen people ventured out last night into the sometimes seedy confines of old East Dallas to catch a fine triple-bill of noise, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Entourage: Fitting Finale or Farewell Flop?

    ​I dunno, last Sunday night's finale to HBO's Entourage was a little too tidy for me. Vince finally got the girl. Eric was back with Sloan. Ari was reconciling with Mrs. Ari. Drama's show was a go and even Turtle was a trim, fit millionaire. What the what?!  I guess I prefer my bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Michael Young Whiffs; Texas Rangers Lose

    ​Not saying by any means that it was an easy or routine play. As Rangers' manager Ron Washington said, the ball was "smoked." But it's a ball that third baseman Michael Young could've stopped, right?When Young did the ole on Casper Wells' hot shot in the 7th inning Wednesday night, I was remi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.1.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Rangers return from Houston today to start a series in Arlington against the lowly Florida Marlins. Did anyone go to the airport to see the Silver Boot as Nolan Ryan triumphantly raised it? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Comedian Daniel Tosh Persuades Me That Barry Bonds and Other Roiders Are HOF'ers

    Courtesy danieltosh.comDaniel Tosh​As a big fan of Tosh.0 -- a 30-minute show on Comedy Central featuring YouTube clips and jokes from comedian Daniel Tosh -- I set my TiVo for Sunday's premiere of Tosh's stand-up special Happy Thoughts. Finally got around to watching it last night. It sucked. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Yo, Adrian! Rangers Officially Ink Beltre to Six-Year, $96 Million Contract

    Photos by Sam MertenJon Daniels, Adrian Beltre, Ron Washington and Scott Boras celebrate Beltre's new contract. Nolan Ryan, Chuck Greenberg and Thad Levine were also on hand for the occasion.​As we speculated on the night Cliff Lee agreed to his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Let's Get Cliff Lee ... AND Zack Greinke

    ​Is that doable? Seems like it. Although the Kansas City Royals are reportedly getting impatient with the Texas Rangers' low-ball offers. I understand the odds are against the Rangers getting Lee, who is now also talking to the Boston Red Sox. But - dream with me here a little - how would a s ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010
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    November 23, 2010

    Josh Hamilton Should Win AL MVP Today. Right?

    ​For months I've been saying that Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton is the best player in baseball. Today he'll at least be validated as the Most Valuable Player in his own American League. Around 1 p.m. Hamilton should win AL MVP, joining Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez ('96, '98), Ivan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    As of Right Now, I'm Wishing Failure Upon ...

    Miami Thrice, enjoy your demise.​Dwyane Wade in specific. And the Miami Heat in general. Take this lightly if you wish, but consider the career/personal plunges of my previous targets: *Terrell Owens (cut by the Cowboys, irrelevant as Buffalo Bill). *Tiger Woods (lost his wife, reputat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Once More, Rallying 'Round the 2010 Rangers

    Photos by Conner HowellThe season ended for the Rangers on Monday night. Still, Pat Green would like you to take him out to the ballgame.​Not yet ready to let go of the 2010 season, Your Texas Rangers held that rally Wednesday evening in the Ballpark's parking lot. We dispatched Intern Conner Howe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    2010 ALCS - Rangers-Yankees: Game 6 Preview

    Is tonight THE night? ​The lights are on. Clouds are circling but so far nothing but sprinkles. The wind is howling in from the south/right field, which means -- as evidenced by Josh Hamilton's extra-hitting session right now -- the jet stream out to right-center is in full effect an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Hey, Look, it's a UFO! No, Actually, it's an Even Weirder Sight: Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wing

    ​Hell hath officially frozen over. In Arlington, the Texas Rangers are still playing baseball. And in Dallas, Stars fans are now cheering for the Detroit Red Wings. Well, at least one of them. The Stars, off to a 2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 start or whatever the hell it is these days in the NHL, play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Whitt's End: 9.17.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Of all the teams that lost in Week 1 of the NFL season, betcha there's only one that spent the last couple days explaining and defending their organizational flow chart: Your Dallas Cowboys. *On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    One Week Before Texas Rangers' Auction, a Parade of Objections From A-Rod, MLB, FOX Sports, MLBPA, U.S. Trustee, Arlington and ...

    ​On the other side, some light morning reading you won't find on the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners Information Site -- eight of the myriad objections to the sale of Your Texas Rangers, which is set to go to the highest bidder on Wednesday. They were all filed yesterday in Fort Worth bankruptcy c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    This Just In: People That Aren't Us Hate Jerry Jones

    ​Is it because he's so powerful? So rich? So over-the-top passionate? Or is it because he's won three Super Bowls? Built an unprecedented stadium that is gobbling up sports? Or kept his team popular, relevant and "successful" despite only one playoff win in 13 years? Whatever the reason, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    The Top 10 Greatest Players in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​If you watched Sunday's 7-2 win in Milwaukee, you'd think Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis (two hits, including a key two-run single) is a better hitter than first baseman Justin Smoak (0-5 with five strikeouts). If you've been watching forever, you're convinced it's time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2010

    Everything the Texas Rangers Want You To Know About The Team's Bankruptcy In One Spot

    When you're owed $25 million by a bankrupt ballclub, you get to sit at the head of the creditors' committee table.​I'm sitting here doing what I do every Saturday -- catching up on my Texas Rangers bankruptcy docs -- when I notice this buried in a hearing order filed by the court at week's end: "C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    And Everyone Stole From Shakespeare, Right?

    ​Not trying to pick a fight here. Promise. I just get really tired/annoyed by almost daily emails and comments to this here blog accusing me of stealing content from 1310 AM The Ticket. Got this one Monday for example: "I read Whitt's End and, seriously you hack, you never have an original t ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010
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    December 10, 2009
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    August 26, 2009

    Rangers 10, Yankees 9. Frank(ie)ly, That Was Too Close For Comfort.

    ​Random thoughts after a roller-coaster, thrilling, frustrating, sweat-stained best game of the Rangers' season: *From 0-4 to 2-4 to 7-4 to 7-5 to 10-5 to 10-9, seriously, what a damn entertaining baseball game. *Elvis Andrus turns 21 today. His baseball IQ turns 219. *I watched the game ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009

    Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp

    Friday, August 7,at QuikTrip park in Grand Prairie

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    The Top 10 All-Time Texas Rangers in the History of Ever

    Very cool moment last night: The greatest player in Texas Rangers history - now a Houston Astro - smacks a 5th-inning homer and receives a standing ovation. Stay classy, Arlington. On a day when Toby Harrah and Ruben Sierra were elected into the Rangers' Hall of Fame, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.01.09

    And then one day, just to keep his readers on their toes, the demented blogger stood Whitt's End on its head ... *For those inclined toward auditory masochism, I'll again be the analyst for Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports Channel 185's upcoming telecasts of the Texas Brahmas minor-league hockey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The Top 10 Best Current Rivalries in Sports

    To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at an advanced level, with championships on the line. *Feature sustained excellence by both teams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Oscar Overhaul: Ahem, Where Was Sports?

    I generally agree with Jerry Seinfeld. On everything. Including the Oscars. During a show at, of all places, UTA's Texas Hall in '02 the comedian quipped, "Worst thing about The Oscars is that they never tell you the final scores. We're Americans. We not only want to know who won, but by h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.20.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *At the risk of ruffling more Ticket feathers, the station treated one of its first-time, long-timers like shit rudely during its recent gaggle of 15th anniversary celebrations. The way I remember it, Mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The Hottest Male Athletes According to Females

    Second in a very sporadic, yet nonetheless fascinating series by Dallas Observer staff writers Merritt Martin/Megan Feldman. Ladies, as always, mi casa es su casa ... You've been waiting haven't you? We knew you wanted it, but c'mon, we had to make you yearn. It was a tease, all in good fun ... and ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    Pitch Perfect

    The Grand Prairie AirHogs are willing to do whatever it takes to make you a fan. And that includes win.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Sean Avery Likes to Be Both "Manly As Possible" and "A Little Bit Feminine"

    Sean Avery and his ex, Elisha Cuthbert Really, the Dallas Stars' acquisition of Sean Avery last week will go down as the Best Thing to Happen to Local Sports since, oh, Alex Rodriguez got married here in 2002, aw. Today, the Canadian National Post ran a Q&A with the Stars' brand-new agitator, in whi ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2008
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    February 1, 2008

    You Could Use Some Baseball? Yeah, So Could You.

    Maybe we should just use this season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this storied Rangers team. Maybe it’s just me, but shouldn’t Your Texas Rangers at least be faking like they give a damn about the upcoming season? Using last year’s “You Could Use Some Baseball” slogan again this ye ... More >>

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    September 28, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    April 27, 2006

    Wild Pitch

    MLB 2K6 throws more chin music than strikes.

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    Hart Attack

    Everybody loves a winner? Tell it to Rangers GM John Hart.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Bait-and-Switch Strategizer

    Tom Hicks, Texas Rangers owner

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    March 11, 2004

    Young's Town

    Texas' popular new shortstop is the man of the moment

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Bolton No More in 04

    And other New Years resolutions were not sticking with

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003

    Texas Twister

    Cowboys and Texans kick off

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best TV Sports Anchor

    Dale Hansen, WFAA-Channel 8

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    He Knows the Score

    Herbert Perry plays only until the next big-contract kid comes along

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Buzz

    Don't have a cow

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