Bob Short

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2011

    Upon His Return to Arlington, David Clyde on His Bittersweet Legacy as a Texas Ranger

    Via historicimages-store on eBayThe 18-year-old David Clyde being informed he's now a Texas Ranger in June 1973​We began talking at 11:55 Thursday night and wrapped up some time after 1 Friday morning. But, what else did he have to do? "I'm just drivin'," he said, "somewhere on I-45, a little clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Rest in Peace, Tom Vandergriff

    At left, City of Arlington; at right, James William Dunlop via UTA LibraryAt right is a photo of the first cars to come off the GM assembly line in Arlington. Standing at center is Tom Vandergriff.​Victor Vandergriff tells the Star-Telegram: His father, former Arlington mayor Tom Vandergriff, died ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    One Day Before Texas Rangers Go to Auction, A Familiar-Sounding Song From Liverpool

    Keep in mind -- this man could wind up owning Your Texas Rangers. Not a sure thing, sure, but not impossible.​Spent the last hour trying to summon the strength to write this, if only because at this late date the thought of spending one more second on Tom Hicks's attempts to sell his sports teams ... 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.

  • Culture

    May 27, 1999

    Texas ex

    Former Rangers manager Whitey Herzog loves baseball enough to hate it

  • 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.