Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.
The Rangers have their worst season in years. The reaction? Ho hum, wait till next year.
The Rangers and their fans continue to see the team's glass as half full
Former Rangers manager Whitey Herzog loves baseball enough to hate it
Raphael Palmeiro is hurt. Johnny Oates is grumpy. Pudge Rodriguez is acting like a spoiled brat. Lee Stevens just wants to play baseball. Welcome to Texas Rangers spring training.
Todd Van Poppel doesn't have to be great anymore, just good enough
Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?
The Texas Rangers better win the pennant this year, if only to atone for subjecting fans to two decades of baseball hell. Mike Shropshire chronicles the team's cursed early years in an exclusive Observer excerpt.