Photos by Sam MertenPerhaps more than any of his players, Ron Washington needs to break out of his postseason slump.After the Texas Rangers fired Buck Showalter following the 2006 season, general manager Jon Daniels interviewed five candidates. Of course, there was Ron Washington, a longtime ... More >>
Over on ESPNDallas.com, Richard Durrett tells the tale of how Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels came to hire Ron Washington instead of one of the four other contenders for the skipper's gig following Buck Showalter's ouster: Manny Acta, John Russell, Trey Hillman or Don Wakamatsu. Washington ... More >>
Part of the shrapnel from the *A-Roid bombshell: Not that it manifested itself in any sort of team success, but there's no denying that the Texas Rangers now have more big-name stars linked to performancing-enhancing drugs than any professional team this side of a European cycling club. Ruben Sierra ... More >>
The Rangers' hitting coach is remarkable, resilient and really good at his job
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 >>
Can the Rangers' oldest rookie leave his diva days behind and deliver?
Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports
New Rangers manager injects hope and, yep, even optimism in Arlington
Ron Washington has us all very excited about the Rangers this season. Which means, of course, they'll still suck. But we'll be excited about it. You'll have to wait until 6 tonight on TNT to find out if Josh Howard joins Dirk Nowitzki as an NBA All-Star. And you'll have to wait until next week to le ... More >>
So, the best the Rangers could do this off-season was acquire Frank Catalanotto? Been there, done that, right? The Ron Washington Era is off to a stumbling start. Phil Bennett is coming back to SMU. Bill Parcells has been invited back to the Dallas Cowboys. But, as for your Texas Rangers, everyone ... More >>
Ron Washington is the new manager of Your Texas Rangers. He'll be introduced during a press conference today. Well, not yet. For now, it's simply Washington, manager. Before we roast the Cowboys for all they do wrong, let's take a minute to congratulate--surprise!--Your Texas Rangers. Instead of ha ... More >>
Whenever we see a picture of Chris Young in a Padres uniform, we cry just a little. Then we drink and cry some more. Then we drunk-dial Adam Eaton. Since firing Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter a week ago, general manager Jon Daniels has been quiet about a replacement. Hitting coach Rudy Jaramil ... More >>
Trey Hillman, currently managing the Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan, is a candidate for the Rangers' gig. We were hoping for Foo Fighter Dave Grohl. My Lil' Rangers birdies this morning are chirpin' about Trey Hillman being a legit candidate to follow Buck Showalter as Texas Rangers manager. Not surpr ... More >>
It was just two years ago that Buck Showalter was named AL Manager of the Year. Now, he's the unemployed manager of the week. Tom Hicks' Dallas Stars got their season off to a rousing start last night with a 3-2 overtime win in, of all places, Colorado. Which begs the question, "Better late than nev ... More >>
Bob Mong was on The Ticket this morning. Maybe he had something to do with Buck Showalter's buyout? The Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong was on, of all places, KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) this morning talking about the future of his newspaper. He didn't say terribly much; surprisingly, morning-sho ... More >>
Dirk Nowitzki, like the rest of us, can't believe basketball season's already here. He just wishes he were in Germany, not Denton. Let's hope Dirk Nowitzki's first official act as a member of the 2006-'07 Dallas Mavericks isn't an omen. During Monday's media day at the American Airlines Center, the ... More >>
Another Rangers season ends in a familiar Hunt for Dead October
The Rangers will probaby finish the season below .500. For that, you have these two men to thank, among many. And, no, that's Jon Daniels at left, not Tom Hicks' bat boy. Alas, another fall without baseball has arrived in the metroplex. I took a masochistic field trip to the Texas Rangers' home fina ... More >>
Given the starts to UT and Vince Young's respective seasons, well, let's pretend it's still 2005 and the Longhorns are rolling toward the title. Because this year, not so much. I know, you're sick of Michelle Wie talking about wanting to play in a Ryder Cup and then going out and firing another 77. ... More >>
Tom Hicks needs to fire Buck Showalter. Never gonna happen. Which is why the Rangers suck. OK, one reason. Being the Texas Rangers and all, they never really had a chance. But by losing three consecutive games to the gawdawful Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Arlington's baseball team has officially given up e ... More >>
Really, I think we can all do without a little Terrell Owens these days; it's 104 out, last thing I wanna think about's football. Wake me in November. Till then, you can read this Sports Illustrated Web site story about precisely why Owens finally got his ass back to practice yesterday after he took ... More >>
Frisco RoughRiders Don't believe Richie when he says Mike Rhyner's more powerful than Buck Showalter? Well, hell, just ask Rhyner. He'll tell ya the same thing. It's a list of the most powerful people in Dallas sports. Say it with me: Pow. Er. Ful. Not the most popular. Nor the most talented. Yet n ... More >>
It was Don Nelson who set the table and prepared the food for your Dallas Mavericks. But it's been Avery Johnson who's taught them how to eat. Johnson, known as the Little General for his short stature and stern disposition, will receive the NBA's Coach of the Year award before Wednesday night's Gam ... More >>
The Texas Rangers have played 13 games. It's the equivalent of the Dallas Cowboys having just gone into overtime in their season opener. So should those of us who care about the local baseball team be as miserable after the 5-8 start, especially before the just-concluded trip to Oakland, as the loca ... More >>
The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports
A young dog teaches the Rangers to forget old tricks
The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags
The Rangers seem happy. It must be a plot.
Everybody loves a winner? Tell it to Rangers GM John Hart.
Gerry Fraley, The Dallas Morning News
Rangers fans must remember this: It coulda been worse
It's August. Who knew there'd be so much sports news? Not me.
More on the DMN's circulation scandal
Booing A-Rod was fun, but don't get carried away with the "kids"
No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season
Texas' popular new shortstop is the man of the moment
The return of Gonzilla, and other literary concerns
Indoor rock climbers go over the wall
Making amends for past wrongs
Lots of ball for less bling
Will Rangers lefty Doug Davis finally make good, or is this the end for him in Texas?
New Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter makes the team much better. Problem is, he canít hit leadoff, play center field or pitch.
The Rangers have their worst season in years. The reaction? Ho hum, wait till next year.