Subject:

Billy Martin

  • 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

    April 3, 2007

    How Many Times Does a Guy Have to Say "No," Anyway?

    At this moment, 836 people want Mark Cuban to own the Chicago Cubs; it's science, you can look it up. Now you can add to that list Alan Schwarz of The New York Times, who this morning goes where Radar Online's has gone before: to the Cuban's buying the Chicago Cubs well. See, yesterday the Tribune C ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Life's a Pitch

    David Clyde was supposed to save the Texas Rangers. Thirty years later, he just wants 27 days of his old life back.

  • Music

    June 24, 1999

    Ketchup and Soy Sauce

    Cibo Matto gets out of the kitchen and fries up the national prize

  • Culture

    May 27, 1999

    Texas ex

    Former Rangers manager Whitey Herzog loves baseball enough to hate it

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Getting to first base

    Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Damned Rangers

    The Texas Rangers better win the pennant this year, if only to atone for subjecting fans to two decades of baseball hell. Mike Shropshire chronicles the team's cursed early years in an exclusive Observer excerpt.

  • Culture

    October 5, 1995

    A managers memories

    Red Sox skipper Kennedy remains bitter about turn with Rangers

  • Culture

    August 24, 1995

    A strange goodbye

    Odd sights--and musings--at Mickey Mantle's funeral

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