And what happens when they get it wrong.
The Bob's Steak & Chophouse on Lemmon Avenue isn't the type of establishment that plasters its dining room walls with pictures of famous athletes, which explains how a $3,000 photo of Babe Ruth came to be hanging in the men's restroom. When dinner began on Wednesday evening, the Great Bambino was i ... More >>
If wide receiver Lance Alworth isn't in the pantheon of Dallas Cowboys legends, it's because he spent the nine of his 11 Hall of Fame seasons with the San Diego Chargers. But it was with Dallas that he made the two most important catches of his career -- one to convert a third-and-long, the other fo ... More >>
Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper. The debate is so polemic that I might as well write about ... More >>
If you gave me 100 tries to guess how Rick Perry is similar to Rocky and Babe Ruth, I don't think I'd come up with "Champion." But there it is, in all its strings-and-keys glory. Soak up the magic while the YouTube channel still exists.
St. Louis CardinalsAlbert Pujols joined Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson as the only players to hit three home runs in a World Series game. He also became the third player to have six RBI and the second player to have five hits in a World Series game. Oh, and he set a record for total bases as well with ... More >>
Texas RangersGives you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside, doesn't it?It's finally here. Pinch yourself. Your Texas Rangers are back in the World Series, and this time feels much different than last year's playoff run. There's a confidence flowing through my body that just wasn't there before, a ... More >>
viaWow. What an amazing start to the American League Championship Series for Your Texas Rangers. Two close games. Two incredible wins. Now Detroit has to win four of the next five games to get back to the World Series for the first time since they fell to St. Louis in 2006. Ain't gonna hap ... More >>
eBay seller "lexibell"Click to embiggen this Squire Haskins photo taken at Rebel Stadium -- better known today as Burnett Field -- in the summer of '47On July 6, 1947, it was announced that George Herman Ruth would be coming to Dallas on July 9. The occasion: an appearance during a double-header ... More >>
Courtesy danieltosh.comDaniel ToshAs 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 >>
What's Favre's legacy? You tell me.10. Christmas came early for Mavs fans, as Dallas ended the Heat's 12-game winning streak with an entertaining 98-96 victory last night in Miami. My wrap-up is forthcoming, but until then, Wilonsky over at Unfair Park showed us the team's official Christmas gift ... More >>
As expected, this thing is a blowout. Not even close. Think about it: The New Yankees entered the American League Championship Series with 41 AL pennants; the Texas Rangers 0. The Bronx Bombers play in Yankee Stadium; the Rangers in a ballpark once controlled by broke-ass bum Tom Hicks. The ... More >>
I was prepared to be in awe. To be mesmerized. To shrink in the midst of baseball's ghosts and glory. But, I gotta tell ya, new Yankee Stadium is just a ballpark. Can't believe this place cost more to build than Cowboys Stadium. And can't believe people actually pay for seats waaaay up wher ... More >>
You are looking liiiiiiiiive!!!10. Got my bag checked and my toothpaste confiscated at D/FW Airport. Do I look that guilty? 9. I'll never get tired of flying into New York. That skyline is one of the best views on Earth. 8. Nothing more unnerving than the cab ride from LaGuardia Aipor ... More >>
Given that the Cowboys last season won a playoff game and buried their ghosts of Decembers past, I have a hunch where these spirits now live: The Menger Hotel. It may or may not actually be haunted, but man is it creepy. The Menger is just across the street from The Alamo, where since the 185 ... More >>
Lore Bader of the Dallas GiantsThanks to Friend of Unfair Park PeterK, I spent a good hour this morning boning up on the professional (and personal) life of Lore Verne Bader -- or "King" Bader or "Two Pairs" Bader, as the right-handed pitcher was known during a stint in the majors and minors that ... More >>
Probably should issue this caveat to start: Unless you're speaking of Paris Hilton or Tex Cobb, the label of embarrassment implies the person in question possesses some talent.Nobody is perfect, of course. The Rolling Stones recorded Emotional Rescue, Babe Ruth lost half a season due to a "bellya ... More >>
Each week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Babe's Chicken Dinner House200 South Main St., Cedar Hill469-272-4500Dude Factor: 9, or Baby Face Nelson on a scale of 1 (Babyface) to 10 (Babe Ruth)While ... More >>
Paula BosseHere we go again -- though, perhaps, for the final time.Unfair Park has learned that this week, Glazer's Distributors and Colby Properties, the owners of 508 Park Avenue downtown, filed with the city a certificate of demolition that would allow for the razing of the former Warner Bros. ... More >>
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 >>
No. 1 in my heart. No. 1 on my list. So, have you used up that extra hour yet? You know, the one we got last Sunday via the end of Daylight Savings Time. Fall back, remember? I could lie and say I spent the extraordinary 60 minutes when 2 a.m. became 1 a.m. volunteering at a nursing home, ad ... More >>
Friday, September 12, at Ghostbar
The Grand Prairie AirHogs are willing to do whatever it takes to make you a fan. And that includes win.
Wow. Babe Ruth may have built the house, but Josh Hamilton brought it down. I’m not much into Home Run Derbys – or baseball, for that matter – but the Texas Rangers’ slugger last night provided one of those goose-bumpy moments that remind us why we watch sports. In one of the most m ... More >>
When the Texas Rangers signed Milton Bradley this offseason, I was elated; Richie Whitt, not so much. At the time, I said Bradley could be an interesting trade chip, much like Eric Gagne and Kenny Lofton were last year. And now that Bradley's having an all-star caliber season -- and another all-star ... More >>
Venerable director returns with a devilish thriller
From human hands, to leather gloves. On the heels of the highly successful and semi-controversial exhibition delving into the human body, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science this week debuts its kindler, gentler endeavor -- baseball. In conjunction with the State Fair of Texas, the DMNS will host ... More >>
Yesterday: Body Worlds. Tomorrow: Batter up. On the heels of the highly successful exhibition delving into the human body, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science’s next endeavor will be a historic examination of baseball. In conjunction with the State Fair of Texas, starting Sept. 28 and running ... More >>
Can the Rangers' oldest rookie leave his diva days behind and deliver?
Founding father may finally see Mavs baby grow up a champ
Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications
Amateur collector making a killin'
Criminal swipes its story from a far superior movie
Fake it at Sushi@Manhattan's
The Ballpark's new recruits are really young
Ken Burns wants you to know why Jazz is America's music
Why do restaurants decorate with junk?
Hank Greenberg documentary hits a home run
Hank Greenberg documentary hits a home run
Gonzalez's RBI record doesn't mean a thing unless the Rangers win the West
July 2 - 8, 1998
The Texas Rangers can't buy a win unless you pay up