Video: Tom's Treats: Rangers vs. Angels - 07.31.12
Maybe you experienced the awkwardly awesome Cookie Talk segment(s) during the Rangers broadcast. Maybe you didn't. For those suffering from the latter, above's a tip of the amazing iceberg that is now Tom's Treats.
Squirming yet? Thought so. Cooki ... More >>
If you didn't finish out the Rangers explosive (or not) 2-1 victory over San Diego last night, you missed what has to be among the strangest 45 seconds ever of a local sports broadcast. You can listen to the audio here, but to summarize, Dave Barnett's eighth inning play-by-play unravels into nonsen ... More >>
Yep, the Angels somehow lost to this laughable outfit again last night -- Anaheim has given up the division by going 5-9 against the A's -- shoving the Rangers' lead in the AL West up to 3 with 15 remaining and trimming their magic number to 13.
Nelson Cruz should be off the DL and ... More >>
10. Eerie. On July 19 the red-hot Rangers went into Anaheim with a 4-game lead and -- with Alexi Ogando on the mound -- got back-to-back homers (from Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre) in a series-opening rout. And on August 15 the red-hot Rangers went into Anaheim with a 4-game lead and -- wi ... More >>
10. Remember not long ago when it looked like Alexi Ogando was done? Since three sub-par starts in June he's back to being one of the best surprises in baseball, especially after last night, when he threw eight scoreless innings and lowered his ERA to 2.72 (7th-best in the AL). Moving him bac ... More >>
Sources telling me this afternoon that the Texas Rangers will today fire rookie play-by-play voice John Rhadigan.
We knew Rhadigan was off to a rough start, but this seems unfair. He went into the season with zero play-by-play experience and it showed.
Not sure what the Rangers expected. But ... More >>
Dave BarnettAbout half an hour ago, Richie posted an item on the Sportatorium: John Rhadigan, hired in January to replace Josh Lewin as the Texas Rangers' TV, play-by-play announcer, is already out. Moments ago, the team confirmed with an Official Statement that follows in full. But long story sh ... More >>
So now that the Texas Rangers have a hitter (Adrian Beltre) and a pitcher (Brandon Webb), they've got one more important hole to fill this off-season:
Television play-by-play voice.
Remember just before Game 5 of the ALDS, the Rangers announced they weren't bringing back nine-year veter ... More >>
Richie hinted at this earlier, but the Texas Rangers just made it official: Beginning next season, Eric Nadel and Dave Barnett will be heard on ESPN's local radio affiliate, which I believe is located at 103.3 on your FM dial. The official release follows, but note: Some games will actually wind ... More >>
For all of those who suffered through losing seasons in this joint ... here's to us!10. Antlers > Rays. Ironic that the Rangers - who for years and decades floundered playing feast-or-famine baseball founded on the home run - scored their first three runs via speed. Think about it, the ... More >>
With the New York Mets signing Oliver Perez, the Texas Rangers' chances of landing free-agent pitcher Ben Sheets just got stronger. Likewise, their radio signal for 2009 is also beefed up.
The announcement that Rangers' weekday games will be broadcast on 105.3 The Fan means that 110 of Texas' 1 ... More >>
Eric Nadel, greatest local sports broadcaster everAt freaking last. The Texas Rangers announced this afternoon that for the first time in the team's history, game broadcasts will be available on the FM side of your radio dial -- at least, weekday games have gone high fidelity. So says the media rele ... More >>
Give the Rangers credit. They are trying.
With the Cowboys imploding and the Mavs and Stars wallowing in mediocrity, our local baseball team has a prime opportunity to earn some much-needed love this winter. Texas hasn't done diddly-poo as far as free agency, bringing in only reliever Derek Turnbow ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*First things first. If you plan to see this movie, or even think it looks remotely entertaining, please, leave these premises immediately.
*Nothing official yet (UPDATE: Now it's official), but I hear E ... More >>