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Cal Ripken Jr.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Albert Pujols Better Than Joltin' Joe? Say It Ain't So!: Texas Rangers-St. Louis Cardinals World Series Preview and Game 1 Open Thread

    Texas RangersGives you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside, doesn't it?​It's finally here. Pinch yourself. Your Texas Rangers are back in the World Series, and this time feels much different than last year's playoff run. There's a confidence flowing through my body that just wasn't there before, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Rangers' Good Intentions = Bad Shannon Stone Statue?

    ​I appreciate what the Rangers are trying to do with the announcement of a Shannon Stone statue at the Ballpark in Arlington. By all accounts he was a great guy and a good dad and loyal firefighter who simply made a questionable decision that turned fateful on July 7. I commend the Rangers fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Backbackbackbackback ... to the 1995 All-Star Game Right Here in Texas

     Lyle Lovett sang the National Anthem. Nolan Ryan threw out the first pitch. Joe DiMaggio was on hand. Barry Bonds and Cal Ripken Jr. opposed each other. And, in the NL's 3-2 win at the brand new Ballpark in Arlington, the Marlins' Jeff Conine was the MVP for his pinch-hit homer. Someho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Texas Rangers and Josh Hamilton Are Fighting the Summer Blues

    ​Alexi Ogando has suddenly produced three consecutive outings of five innings or less. Fourth outfielder David Murphy just went 1 of 9 to drop his average to .233. And the Rangers have lost 12 of their last 19 -- including 3-3 on a homestand against the Astros and Mets -- in clinging to&n ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Ten Sports Items From Yesterday That, In My Humble Opinion, Are Worth a Look-See

    What's Favre's legacy? You tell me.​10. Christmas came early for Mavs fans, as Dallas ended the Heat's 12-game winning streak with an entertaining 98-96 victory last night in Miami. My wrap-up is forthcoming, but until then, Wilonsky over at Unfair Park showed us the team's official Christmas gift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    The Texas Rangers' Milton Bradley, the Hot-Head with a Hot Bat, Has Gotta Go

    When the Texas Rangers signed Milton Bradley this offseason, I was elated; Richie Whitt, not so much. At the time, I said Bradley could be an interesting trade chip, much like Eric Gagne and Kenny Lofton were last year. And now that Bradley's having an all-star caliber season -- and another all-star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    A Horse is a Horse is a Horse, Of Course

    Cue the twinkling piano, usher in Jim Nantz's hushed, reverent tones and get PETA on speed dial, because I'm about to beat a dead horse. While Sammy Sosa and Mike Singletary are coming to town, Barbaro is gone. The tributes, of course, are pouring in. During the eight months the Kentucky Derby winne ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    The Curse of Sucking

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

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Grandma goes electric

    Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"

  • Culture

    April 2, 1998

    Senor baseball

    Luis Mayoral's job with the Rangers isn't all brown and white

  • 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

    October 23, 1997

    One-on-one

    With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position

  • Culture

    July 20, 1995

    Punching in

    Cal Ripken Jr. can't understand all the fuss

  • Culture

    May 18, 1995

    Old friends

    Negro League ballplayers recall game's shameful, glorious past

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