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Buck Showalter

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    October 14, 2011

    Memo to Ron Washington: It's the, Um, Postseason, Just In Case You Forgot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Ballad of Ron Washington

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Your Texas Rangers: The Steroid Sluggers

    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 >>

  • News

    February 5, 2009
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    April 5, 2007
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    April 5, 2007

    Mood Swings

    The Rangers' hitting coach is remarkable, resilient and really good at his job

  • 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

    March 29, 2007

    Play It Again, Sammy

    Can the Rangers' oldest rookie leave his diva days behind and deliver?

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • News

    February 8, 2007

    Washington Monument

    New Rangers manager injects hope and, yep, even optimism in Arlington

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Sounds Like Richie Could Use Some Baseball

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2006

    Cold Stove Rangers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Washington Monument

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    The Lone Ranger

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    Better Buck Next Time?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2006

    You Win One, You Lose One

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    Mong: "We're Righting the Ship." So, There.

    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 >>

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    October 4, 2006
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    October 4, 2006
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    October 3, 2006

    German Engineering

    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 >>

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Déjà Boo

    Another Rangers season ends in a familiar Hunt for Dead October

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2006

    The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2006

    Heisman Hand-off

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006

    How the West Was Lost (Hint: It Rhymes With "Suck")

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006

    P.O.'d at T.O.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Power Trip

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    The Giant General

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2006

    Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    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 >>

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

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    February 16, 2006

    Doogie Howser, G.M.

    A young dog teaches the Rangers to forget old tricks

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005
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    September 1, 2005

    Blame Game

    The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags

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    March 31, 2005

    What, Them Worry?

    The Rangers seem happy. It must be a plot.

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    March 17, 2005

    Hart Attack

    Everybody loves a winner? Tell it to Rangers GM John Hart.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sports Columnist

    Gerry Fraley, The Dallas Morning News

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Ranger

    Buck Showalter

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Cheer Up

    Rangers fans must remember this: It coulda been worse

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    The Summer of Wrong

    It's August. Who knew there'd be so much sports news? Not me.

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Odds and Not Quite Ends

    More on the DMN's circulation scandal

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Ranger Danger

    Booing A-Rod was fun, but don't get carried away with the "kids"

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    March 18, 2004

    Rained Out

    No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    Young's Town

    Texas' popular new shortstop is the man of the moment

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Thanks for Nothing

    The return of Gonzilla, and other literary concerns

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    Know the Ropes

    Indoor rock climbers go over the wall

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    The Observer Regrets...

    Making amends for past wrongs

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    Play Bargain

    Lots of ball for less bling

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    Doug Out?

    Will Rangers lefty Doug Davis finally make good, or is this the end for him in Texas?

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    The Buck Starts Here

    New Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter makes the team much better. Problem is, he canít hit leadoff, play center field or pitch.

  • Culture

    October 5, 2000

    Push the Panic Button

    The Rangers have their worst season in years. The reaction? Ho hum, wait till next year.

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