Hello everybody, from The Ballpark With the New Name. We're here at Rangers Opening Day, and will be documenting the thrills, the spills, and the silliness. Apologies for any mistakes - your live blogger is British, and thus totally unfit to document America's national pastime, no matter how much he ... More >>
The Houston Astros are this close to being sold, as Drayton McLane is set to sell the franchise to Jim Crane for $660 million, pending league approval. (And, yes, that's the same Jim Crane who tried to buy the Texas Rangers out of bankruptcy last year.) The deal's expected to be done in a matter ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *When Jerry Jones admits his team has to "walk before we can run," that's code for "rebuilding." 8-8. *The Jets may well kill the Cowboys Sunday, but aren't we glad Dallas isn't opening up ... More >>
The Dallas Stars have been falling, from the top of the NHL's Western Conference down to eighth place. But as yesterday's trade deadline came and went without any deals, the message is clear: The Stars aren't giving up. It's not only a bold move. It's the right move. Leading scorer and ... More >>
Let me just say this one last thing about Cliff Lee and then we'll move on. Maybe. Sorta. OK, probably not. Check that, definitely uh-uh. Don't tell me the Texas Rangers tried hard. Don't tell me we should be proud of sitting at the big boys table. Don't tell me the Rangers did everything po ... More >>
All photos by Jesse HugheyThough you may not have known it, as the brewery's products are carried by fewer than 20 retailers and pubs in the area, Boulder, Colorado's Twisted Pine Brewery has made its way into North Texas. In Dallas, you can find Twisted Pine brews at Pogo's, Trinity Hall or the ... More >>
Rangers lose. A's win. Rangers win. A's lose. Magic number this and first-round playoff match-up that. It's all about as meaningless as David Buehler's too-little-too-late 47-yard field goal if the Texas Rangers have to play October baseball without Josh Hamilton. Right? Hamilton is th ... More >>
Mark GrahamLocal private spaceflight player Armadillo Aerospace has always had a complex relationship with NASA. Like other NewSpace teams, they pretty much define themselves against the glacial pace and dense bureaucracy of government spaceflight -- but at least until there's a real market for s ... More >>
10. Gawd, that was ugly. A three-game sweep - including an 8-6 loss Wednesday - at one of the best teams in baseball isn't that big of a deal when your injury-riddled lineup looks like the JV, but still ... that looked like the same ol' Rangers of shitty years gone by. I realize it will ... More >>
Scott Feldman has been bad this year. He's 5-9 with an ERA of 5.46. Feels like every game he's staked to an early 3-0 lead only to give up five runs in 5.1 innings and walk off the mound tied or behind. Frust. Rating. He's scheduled to get the ball again Friday when the Rangers op ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
Not sure why I had a Christmas ham under my cap. But at least I can prove I'm a Rangers' lifer.They've lost Michael Young (two weeks with a hammy) and now maybe even Josh Hamilton (left last night's game with back ouchie). But, give them credit, your Texas Rangers haven't lost hope. And wh ... More >>
The Rangers' debut was shockingly accessorized by pitching, defense and, don't look now, relevance.
Your Rangers yet again perfect the art of going nowhere fast
Can the Rangers' oldest rookie leave his diva days behind and deliver?
Robinson Tejeda will pitch Your Texas Rangers' home opener in a few days. Oh...joy? The Rangers' pitching staff looks decent -- which, putting it in perspective, means it's as good as any time since the late 1990s. Kevin Millwood's a workhorse ace. Vicente Padilla is a bulldog. And newcomer Brandon ... More >>
Booing A-Rod was fun, but don't get carried away with the "kids"
The return of Gonzilla, and other literary concerns
Larry Wansley--former Marine, cop and FBI agent--has his biggest task ahead of him: making American Airlines safe from terrorism
Increasing train traffic rattles nerves and homes in Fort Worth
Who's on first...and third and RF? Mr. Catalanotto, the Ranger without a home.
Even he admits he needs more seasoning, but Mike Lamb doesn't have to like it
The wonderful worlds that Walt built are rendered at the Modern in Fort Worth
Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?
The Texas Rangers can't buy a win unless you pay up