Meatless Monday is less a practice in moral fortitude (pigs die of natural causes everyday, right? RIGHT?) and more a challenge in finding delicious, savory dishes that also happen to be vegetarian. For this week's foray into meatlessness, I share with you how to do it right when surrounded by the h ... More >>
10. Only thing funnier than Oakland trusting Rich Harden is Comedy Central's Tosh.0.
9. Michael Young countdown to 3,000 hits is at 953 ... 952 ... 951. 25 3-hit games most ever by a Ranger in a single season and the guy most of us thought wouldn't be a Ranger this year now has a career-hi ... More >>
Josh Hamilton just before he drove in Ian Kinsler to win last night's ballgameTook the boy to the ballpark last night, where, Chuck Morgan told us, we were joined by a little more than 25,000 others -- not bad for a 193-degree start-timer against the lowly Mariners, but not great either. Not now, ... More >>
At left, City of Arlington; at right, James William Dunlop via UTA LibraryAt right is a photo of the first cars to come off the GM assembly line in Arlington. Standing at center is Tom Vandergriff.Victor Vandergriff tells the Star-Telegram: His father, former Arlington mayor Tom Vandergriff, died ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenNolan Ryan bites his lip after predicting that the Rangers will win the franchise's first World Series Championship this year.Team president Nolan Ryan predicted a World Series victory for the Texas Rangers during a rally held this afternoon at the home plate gate outside ... More >>
Sam MertenCEO Chuck GreenbergAs Robert mentioned, the Texas Rangers held a presser at the Ballpark at Arlington Friday afternoon to announce the club's "Stretch Drive Pricing" initiative, which includes lowering prices on beer, soda, hot dogs, hats and parking -- or "five of the basic staples ... More >>
Yeah, but the Rangers' left fielder has reversed the curse.
10. It's rare that Yankees' Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera surrenders three hits in an inning. And you usually don't win when you commit three errors against the best team in baseball. But each happened last night during the ... More >>
Jeff CogenWhen word came down that Jeff Cogen, till today the president of Your Dallas Stars since 2007 and before that president and chief operation officer of Your Texas Rangers, was decamping for the Nashville Predators, where he'll be chief executive officer, I called his cell hoping that may ... More >>
A nod to old Dallas wrestler Fritz Von Erich?
A psychological ploy by hitting coach Clint Hurdle?
Fallout from last year's swine flu?
After seeing two more Texas Rangers smack extra-base hits last week and then make bizarre hand gestures -- Ian Kinsler did a wide-arm double claw and Josh Ham ... More >>
If you watched Sunday's 7-2 win in Milwaukee, you'd think Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis (two hits, including a key two-run single) is a better hitter than first baseman Justin Smoak (0-5 with five strikeouts).
If you've been watching forever, you're convinced it's time to ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed I'm a bit of a cynic. A skeptic. A glass-half-empty kinda guy. Okay, I can be an a-hole.
But I'm genuinely fired up for the 2010 Texas Rangers. Why?
New owner Chuck Greenberg.
Met him for the first time last night at Jamey Newberg's shindig, which was basical ... More >>
Texas RangersDuring its 22 years of existence, the Dallas Video Festival has paid tribute to a great many pioneers and visionaries, among them Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, Robert Smigel, Paul Reubens, Martin Mull, Mike Judge, Mystery Science Theater 3000's Joel Hodgson and Slam Bang Theater crea ... More >>
Over on his Sportatorium blog this morning, Observer sports columnist Richie Whitt checks in with the head of the Texas Rangers' in-game entertainment, Chuck Morgan. Uh, why care? Well, 'cause of this: Morgan's the guy who runs the music at the Ballpark, and he helps the players decide what ... More >>
'Twas a sweep. Get it?10. I'm impressed. Your Texas Rangers bounced back from Monday's gut-wrenching 18-10 loss with typical, testosteroned resiliency. Granted, the Blue Jays suck - 18 runs one night; last night only 12 hits in 18 innings - but the Rangers could've caved. They didn't.
9. I ... More >>
Very cool moment last night:
The greatest player in Texas Rangers history - now a Houston Astro - smacks a 5th-inning homer and receives a standing ovation. Stay classy, Arlington.
On a day when Toby Harrah and Ruben Sierra were elected into the Rangers' Hall of Fame, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez rem ... More >>