Chan Ho Park

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    December 20, 2011

    Are Yu Kidding Me? The Texas Rangers Are About to Open the Bank Vault For Darvish.

    ​In winning the well-publicized bidding for Yu Darvish shortly after 10 Monday night, the Texas Rangers have positioned themselves to sign the famous Japanese hurler to one of the riskiest contracts in baseball history. And unless the 25-year-old right-hander immediately establishes himself among ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Breaking Down the Texas Rangers Offseason Plans in the Wake of Coming So Close

    Photos courtesy Texas RangersNo need to place all of the blame on Nellie. There are plenty of other folks at fault for losing the World Series.​No matter how hard you try to find a scapegoat, the story of the 2011 World Series doesn't have a chapter about its version of Bill Buckner, nor shoul ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Fear the 'Stache: Texas Rangers-Detroit Tigers ALCS Game 2 Preview and Open Thread

    Back in February 2009, I penned a cover story about the Texas Rangers' new philosophy of relying on kiddos from their farm system instead of throwing big money at the likes of Alex Rodriguez, Chan Ho Park and Kevin Millwood. The youth movement was in full swing that spring as Elvis Andrus took over ... More >>

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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 >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    July 19, 2010

    Mark Cuban, Owner ... Texas Rangers?

    ​Say it is so. And, I'll be damned, it is. Taking three of four at Fenway for the first time in 15 years is impressive and acquiring Cliff Lee is intriguing, but the Texas Rangers luring Mark Cuban as a potential new owner is down right life-changing. (All I had to do was go on vacation and a ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 16, 2009

    Thomas O. Hicks: In Memoriam

    ​With his decision to sell the Texas Rangers to Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg, long-time owner Tom Hicks will willingly, yet grudgingly step into the shadows of Metroplex baseball. But how will he be perceived? While Greenberg, 48, and his group seek approval from Major League Ba ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Bang For Your Buck? The Worst Contracts in the History of Dallas/Fort Worth That I Can Think Off the Top of My Head.

    ​Jerry Jones signing DeMarcus Ware to a 6-year, $78 million contract is probably going to pay off in the long room. Ware is a good person, a great player and - barring something terribly unforeseen - a decent bargain. One thing Jerry's proven over his tenure is that he isn't afraid to ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    October = Baseball Bummer

    ​Seems like the Texas Rangers season ended months ago doesn't it? Don't look now, but the cool kids are still playing baseball. The League Championship Series start this week with Angels-Yankees and Dodgers-Phillies. According to national TV ratings, you're not looking at all - as Dallas/Fort ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    What's Your Hicks Hiccup?

    When did you write off Tom Hicks: Before, after or perhaps during this photo op?​Unless you consider the Dallas Stars' 1999 Stanley Cup a lifetime pardon, we've all got one. That is, that moment when Tom Hicks did/said something so outrageously inane that you WTF'd him onto your permament s ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Horrible Ideas Edition

    Was just over on Unfair Park reading Schutze's take on the latest missle fired into the hull of the Trinity River Toll Road Waste Of Time Project. From the city that gave us the CueCat, plastic dividers on HOV lanes and P.C. Cobb Stadium downgraded into an InfoMart, this might be our dumbe ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2009
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    September 18, 2008

    The Great Digit Debate

    Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?

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    August 6, 2008

    Ranger Danger

    Shelved with bone spurs, maybe C.J. can contort himself into a career with Circque Du Soleil. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not coming in here to take up for C.J. Wilson. The dude has long been a clown who this year in spring training pissed off his teammates with his hot political views. And last ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    A Move Tom Hicks Can Be Proud Of? Believe It

    Your Texas Rangers are no longer the worst team in baseball, as Colorado and San Diego have struggled mightily with 12-21 records after fighting it out for the National League wild card last season. But despite winning five of its last seven games, Texas is still tied with Detroit and Seattle for th ... More >>

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    April 14, 2008

    Monday Morning Meanderings

    Dallas Stars OK, sure, we believe, already. For now, anyway. After spending their first and only day over .500 in the Ron Washington Era, the Texas Rangers got swept at home by the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. Even more humiliating, they found a pitcher worse than Chan Ho Park. Something to ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Boy Blunder

    Is baseball's youngest general manager man enough to rebuild the Rangers?

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    July 20, 2006

    The Young and the Peerless

    Baseball's best-kept secret plays in your backyard

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    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

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    September 1, 2005

    Blame Game

    The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags

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    September 16, 2004

    Cheer Up

    Rangers fans must remember this: It coulda been worse

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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

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Texas Ranger

    Chan Ho Park

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    June 19, 2003

    Dog Days

    Summer is here, which means the Rangers must be in last place

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    June 12, 2003

    Whistling Dixie

    Plus: Your Honor Code

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    May 29, 2003

    The Observer Regrets...

    Making amends for past wrongs

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    April 3, 2003

    Just Kidding

    Plus: Checkup; Ch-ch-changes

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    March 6, 2003

    The Buck Starts Here

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