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    February 26, 2013

    Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys Feels a Responsibility to Sing About Unions

    In what has become a yearly tradition, the Dropkick Murphys make their way through town just before St. Patrick's Day. Their date in town is usually near to the dates of the Flogging Molly Dallas stop and to the North Texas Irish Festival. No one can ever claim that Metroplex residents wait until Ma ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Final Gut Check: Rangers-Cardinals World Series Game 7 Preview and Open Thread

    St. Louis CardinalsTrying to forget this happened won't be easy for Texas, but they have to find a way if they want to salvage the championship.​As I've written before, I fell in love with the game of baseball in 1986 -- the first year I watched every inning of the World Series. Although I ha ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Forever Young: Texas Rangers-Detroit Tigers ALCS Game 4 Preview and Open Thread

    Photo by Sam MertenElvis Andrus and a beardless Michael Young haven't hit their strides yet at the plate, but that's about to change. ​As depressing as it was, I believe Game 3 of the American League Championship Series was an anomaly, much like Game 1 of the ALDS. Nothing seemed right. And w ... More >>

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    October 8, 2011

    Verlander, Smerlander: ALCS Preview and Rangers-Tigers Game 1 Open Thread

    [Editor's note: At the request of a few regulars, we're going with a rare weekend-night open thread to celebrate the Rangers' second straight appearance in the American League Championship Series. Will we do this again tomorrow? Hard to say. Let's see how tonight goes. I'll be in and out, but tonigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Begin 2011's Post-Season Play By Reliving Texas Rangers' 2010 World Series Run in MLB Spot

    ​Thanks to my 8-year-old son's intense but not at all unpleasant love affair with baseball, I've spent way too many evenings in recent days glued to the MLB Network watching Tampa Bay and/or Boston slug it out to see which team lands the American League wild-card spot. Because if the Rangers beat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    The Real Rangers' Race is in Detroit, Not Anaheim

    ​Nothing like a good baseball pennant race. Too bad this year there ain't one. No divisional "race" is closer than 5 games in the season's last week and even the Wild Card is producing nothing more dramatic than a two-game edge. With another Angels' loss Monday the Rangers inched closer to a ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Moneyball's Jonah Hill Is Looking Forward to Finally Meeting the Real Ron Washington

    ​What you see here, courtesy his Twitter account, is Jonah Hill throwing out the first pitch at yesterday's Chicago White Sox game at US Cellular Field. When we spoke a little while ago at his Uptown hotel, he insisted: The stands were empty because it was a day game, and because it was raining. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Hold On: The Ten Best Singalong Scenes In Film

    "Someday somebody's gonna make you wanna turn around and say goodbye..."​Twenty-one years ago today, Wilson Phillips' "Hold On" shot all the way up the Billboard charts to become the No. 1 song in America. Somewhat adorably, the honor came 25 years after two-thirds of the vocal group's father, Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Even Ron Washington is Making the Right Calls During Rangers' 9-1 Start

    ​The Rangers are 9-1, their best start in franchise history. They've outscored their opponents a ridiculous 60-26. They've beaten the aces of Boston (Jon Lester), Seattle (Felix Hernandez) and now Detroit (Justin Verlander). They're hitting homers, getting immaculate starting pitching and winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Rangers 26, Red Sox 11: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. That, my friends, was about as thorough a three-game sweep as you can produce. The Rangers out-scored Boston by 15 runs and slugged 11 homers. And that wasn't the Royals, remember -- it came against the team most experts predict will represent the AL in the 2011 World Series. 9. Mos ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011
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    March 31, 2011

    Nolan Ryan Believes in the Rangers; Curt Schilling Doesn't. You?

    The new video scoreboard in Arlington​Saw former playoff standout pitcher Curt Schilling on some ESPN baseball preview this morning and he said -- I'm paraphrasing -- no way in hell the Texas Rangers repeat as American League West Division champs, much less AL champs.Repeating is tough, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Ex-Rangers Jeff Burroughs and Charlie Hough Return to Arlington For Opening Day

    Via.Here too is a sneak peek at the ballpark's new videoboard.​Nice to see the reigning American League champs haven't forgotten about those Texas Rangers associated with all those seasons in hell -- chief among them Jeff Burroughs, the top draft pick in '69 (for the Washington Senators) and my fi ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011
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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Five Reasons Why Your Texas Rangers Will Keep Postseason Badass Cliff Lee Next Season

    Photos by Sam MertenCliff Lee tosses in the outfield on July 11 following his first start with the Rangers.​Ever since New York Baseball Digest's Frank Russo posted his "Five Reasons Why the Yankees Will Sign Cliff Lee" on Monday, it has made the rounds, and several of my fellow Texas Rangers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Rangers Win! Hicks Loses!

    TexasRangers.com​As last night's Game Five wore on, the damnedest thing began to happen: My neighborhood, in Northwest Dallas, began echoing with mighty, mighty shouts of joy. A few friends reported the same thing in other parts of town -- you didn't even need to have the Rangers-Rays game on to k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Wherein Ian McCulloch, That Guy from Snatch And an Angry Mob of Liverpool FC Supporters Offer Some Not-So-Kind Words to Tom Hicks

    Well, there's no Shaft of Austin Powers or James Bond after all. But filmmaker Mike Jefferies has, as promised, just posted to the YouTube his short film Dear Mr Hicks, aimed at you-know-who over you-know-what. There are some familiar faces mixed in there, not that that's important. But for some rea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010
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    May 21, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.21.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Where's Greggo? Be here Monday morning for the official announcement. As a bonus, I'll also reveal another familiar local radio voice(s) returning to the air on 105.3 The Fan come June 1. In the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    With a 22-Game Taste, Let's Circle the Bases: Last-Place Rangers Have First-Place Potential

    Ian Kinsler makes his season debut tonight against the Mariners and lefthander Cliff Lee, who's also making his first appearance of the year. ​While Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has cryptically blamed the refs yet again for his team's fourth first-round exit from the playoffs in the last seven y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Rangers 7-0, Mariners 2-5

    C'mon Mr. Sunshine, we need you more than ever.​Uh-oh, another faceplant by Derek Holland. After a doubleheader split the Rangers trail Boston by 4 in the Wild Card and Anaheim by 6 in the West with 20 games remaining. If the Red Sox (who swept a doubleheader) and Angels (w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    The Closer

    For the first time in a long time, your Rangers have a better option than Kyra Sedgwick​After Friday's monumental, six-run implosion in a gut-wrenching loss to the Boston Red Sox, I heard lots of calls for Frankie Francisco's job - if not his head. But give Texas Rangers' manager Ron W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    The Resilient Rangers

    Now that's more like it.​Okay, I'm impressed. Friday night's kick-to-the-crotch loss to the Boston Red Sox felt like that moment. Big game. Big crowd. Gigantic implosion. Frankie Francisco's blown save - six runs - felt like the big-bang instant in which a demoralized, gutted bunch of Texas ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009
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    July 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Once upon a time Walter Cronkite was the "most trusted man in America." His death got me wondering who wears that crown today? The answer hurts: Oprah. *Sure smells like the Dallas Mavericks - who lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yeah, But What If Baseball Went To The European Football Table?

    I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Are They Real or Fake?

    When it comes to your Texas Rangers, we're about to find out. Starting tonight at Yankee Stadium, the Rangers play their next 13 games against baseball's best teams - New York, the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers. Each of those teams is at least five games ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    10 Questions: Kenny Bowers

    He is synonymous with seafood in this market, having been associated with, oh, Daddy Jack's and Rockfish and Big Fish Little Fish before opening his own multi-purpose place, Kenny's Wood Fired Grill.Recently the Boston native added a new bar space (banking on the cougar image to attract the right cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    "Oil Can" Boyd Would Like a Do-Over

    Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd's big-league career ended, where else, in Arlington. About halfway through 1991 season, the Texas Rangers acquired the pitcher from the Montreal Expos -- only to see the righty go 2-7 in 12 starts and toss out a 6.68 ERA, highest in his career. After that, he was out of the maj ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    A Christmas List for Jon Daniels

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, who spent most of last week his colleagues in Las Vegas for baseball's Winter Meetings, has been relatively quiet as the offseason reaches the halfway point. Thus far, he has dealt Gerald Laird to the Detroit Tigers and Wes Littleton to the Boston Red Sox f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Q&A With Street Dog And Pilot Point Resident Marcus Hollar

    Street Dogs, who perform tonight at the House of Blues, are as Boston as the Red Sox, clam chowdah and irritating accents. The band was started by former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan, who left his former Celt-punk band to be a Boston firefighter but eventually decided to return to music. ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008
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    July 3, 2008

    Past the Halfway Mark, the Texas Rangers Look Like Contenders and Pretenders

    While the All-Star Game is two weeks away, Your Texas Rangers are officially past the halfway point in the season and sit seven and a half games back of Los Angeles in the American League West following last night's drubbing at the hands of the New York Yankees. Which means it's that time of year wh ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
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    July 31, 2007
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    April 5, 2007
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    April 14, 2006

    Mario Brothers, Meet Bill Buckner

    Sometimes art imitates life, sometimes life imitates art, and sometimes a guy with no life creates art by imitating the bottom of the 10th inning from Game 6 of the 1986 World Series using the 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System game RBI Baseball. Yes, that's the inning where Boston Red Sox first bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2006

    Hello, Larry

    My Associated Press pal Christy and her husband, formerly of local Fox affiliate KDFW-Channel 4, are in town this week for the Texas Rangers opening series against the Boston Red Sox--not to see the Rangers, mind you, but their beloved Red Sox. Also in town is their pal Dan Shaughnessy, sportswritin ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    The Curse of Sucking

    Is this the year the Texas Rangers finally...? Nah.

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    For Love of the Game

    The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    What, Them Worry?

    The Rangers seem happy. It must be a plot.

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    The Hustle

    Why the biggest deal at Sundance was no big deal at all

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Bolton No More in 04

    And other New Years resolutions were not sticking with

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    'Boys Gone Wild

    And other tall tales of 2003

  • News

    March 13, 2003
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    July 26, 2001

    Say Goodbye

    Like most people who cancel their newspaper subscriptions, I have my reasons

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    The spring of our discontent

    Raphael Palmeiro is hurt. Johnny Oates is grumpy. Pudge Rodriguez is acting like a spoiled brat. Lee Stevens just wants to play baseball. Welcome to Texas Rangers spring training.

  • Culture

    October 5, 1995

    A managers memories

    Red Sox skipper Kennedy remains bitter about turn with Rangers

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