Eric Nadel

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    September 9, 2014

    Do It For Durrett Benefit at Billy Bob's Texas, 9/8/14

    Do It for Durrett Benefit Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth Monday, September 8, 2014 Even if you don't religiously follow the Texas Rangers, it's impossible to miss the mark that Richard Durrett left on the Dallas media landscape. In the years that he spent cutting his teeth at Texas Christian Univers ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    Eric Nadel Celebrates Birthday, Hall of Fame Induction with Hal Ketchum and Daphne Willis

    It's almost game time on a beautiful afternoon in Houston and free time is incredibly tight for Eric Nadel. The legendary voice of Texas Rangers broadcasts, who would choose Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" as his walkout music from the dugout, did have some time to talk with DC9 before the Rangers ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Rangers' Eric Nadel is Officially the Best Announcer in Baseball

    It's like clockwork. Each October, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announces that Eric Nadel, the longtime voice of the Texas Rangers, is a finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award. And every year, the award goes to someone else. Not this time. This morning, the hall of fame declared Nade ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Watch Ian Kinsler's Magnificently Terrible Slide into Third Base

    Eric Nadel's vocal talents aside, there are some things you miss listening to Rangers on the radio, as I do when the kids aren't yelling too loud. One of those things in last night's 10-4 victory over the Tigers was Ian Kinsler's magnificent slide. Kinsler gets points for making it safely to third ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Tom's Treats Tries, But Nothing Can Replace Cookie Talk. Except This List.

    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 >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Eric Nadel is a Rangers Hall of Famer

    The Texas Rangers just confirmed what everybody already knew: Eric Nadel is a bad ass.The team announced at a press conference this afternoon that the longtime radio broadcaster, the voice that has narrated, if not propelled, its climb into Major League Baseball's upper ranks, is the 2012 inductee i ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    One in a Brief Series: How Do Texas Rangers Fans Make It Through the Day After Last Night?

    Photo by Rachel ParkerWhen you're put in tonight, C.J., yes, do that.​I'm having a rough day; from the sound of it, many of you are too. On the drive in to work today, this version of Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up" came up on the iPod, randomly shuffled. I had to pull over. I asked Jamey Newberg: ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Rangers Radio Great Eric Nadel Knows How You Feel. But: "Time For an Attitude Change."

    ​Last night, during the 10th inning of Game 6, Steve Busby handed the mic to his Rangers broadcast partner -- Eric Nadel, Frick Award finalist and a man whose voice has gotten us through countless seasons in hell. Buzz wanted to make sure Eric had the opportunity to call the final out of the game, ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Now's Your Chance to Help Get Eric Nadel or Mark Holtz in the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Mark Holtz and Eric Nadel​At this late date there should be no need to explain why Texas Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel is a local treasure; he's as much a part of summer 'round these parts as 85-degree lows. I just went back and listened to his final-out call from October 12 -- it still breaks me ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    The Rangers Keep Walking Off to Hold Off the Angels

    ​Driving back from San Antonio last night I was re-introduced to the Rangers. Hello, drama! After overcoming deficits of 7-2 and 3-0 in the 8th inning in wins over the Indians last weekend, the Rangers -- thanks to a bad, postpartum outing by Alexi Ogando -- spotted the lowly Mariners a 6-3 l ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    It's Never Too Early For Playoff Baseball

    Josh Hamilton just before he drove in Ian Kinsler to win last night's ballgame​Took 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Dave Barnett to Replace John Rhadigan As Texas Rangers' TV Play-by-Play Man

    Dave Barnett​About 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 >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Eric Nadel Really Loves His Job This Season (And Has a Musical Recommendation Too)

    Courtesy the Texas RangersThe great Eric Nadel, baseball broadcaster and music aficionado​Long ago I used to run into Eric Nadel -- The Voice of Your Texas Rangers -- all the time in the music section of the Borders in Preston Royal, which should tell you how long ago that was. First time I saw hi ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Rangers 26, Red Sox 11: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. That, my friends, was about as thorough a three-game sweep as you can produce. The Rangers out-scored Boston by 15 runs and slugged 11 homers. And that wasn't the Royals, remember -- it came against the team most experts predict will represent the AL in the 2011 World Series. 9. Mos ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Rockies 11, Rangers 10: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Crowd last night was around 8,000, just a couple days after a record 12,000 for Rangers-Giants. As opposed to the Royals-A's on Tuesday, when I swear there weren't 1,000 people here. Nothing like a World Series to crowd the bandwagon. 9. I've said it before and I'll say it again: N ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    The Texas Rangers Are Better, But Who's Gonna Talk About 'Em?

    ​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 >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.17.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Tony Romo took girlfriend Candice Crawford to the top of Reunion Tower last night to celebrate her 24th birthday. And then, yep, he popped the question. Very cliched and Dallasy of him, but cool. ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    As Chuck Greenberg Deals With Lee "Letdown," Rangers Release 2010 DVD Look-Back Tonight

    ​Shortly after the news broke that Cliff Lee is a Phillie once more late last night, Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg posted to his Facebook page the following note:Tonight's news is a letdown, but I'm proud of our effort. Congratulations to Cliff and a heartfelt thank you for the role you play ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Sad to See Eric Nadel Not Win ... and Leave

    ​On a professional note, too bad Texas Rangers' iconic voice Eric Nadel didn't win the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting this morning at baseball's winter meetings. He was edged out by Dave Van Horne, who's been calling games (for Expos and now the Marlins) for 42 years. ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Rangers: Beginning Next Season, Games'll Be Broadcast on 103.3 ESPN (and KSKY)

    ​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 >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Before the First Pitch of the 2010 World Series, a Very Well-Done Six-Minute Recap of the ALCS

    You may recall: On the eve of the American League Championship Series, we posted Mark Cizdziel's pro-quality recap of the Rangers' ouster of the Rays, complete with pre-, post- and in-game audio and video stitched together from various outlets. Mark was kind enough to let me know that he's just give ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    October 13, 2010

    Reason No. 2,294 Why We Love Eric Nadel

    Wikipedia​Late last night, Jamey Newberg was kind enough to send this sports highlight from the Texas Rangers' first-ever post-season series triumph: Ford C. Frick finalist Eric Nadel's final-out call, an homage to the late, great Mark Holtz. It's below, courtesy Mike Disen of KRLD. Stop it, sport ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 14, 2010

    The Top 10 Greatest Players in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​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 >>

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    September 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *93.3 FM - the station formerly known as The Zone, The Bone, Quality Rock and who knows what all else - has for the last day or so been "stunting." That is, playing nonsense in advance of flip ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Two Weeks Before Her Special Trial, a Preview of Judge Sharon Keller's Defense

    Judge Sharon Keller​Yesterday's Austin American-Statesman provided a lengthy sneak preview of Judge Sharon Keller's defense in advance of her August 17 special trial: The Greenhill and SMU grad is going to claim the defense attorneys lied, maybe just a little but maybe a whole lot, about having co ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    The Top 10 All-Time Texas Rangers in the History of Ever

    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 >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Play Ball! 5 Players the Rangers Need to Have a Good Spring Training

    Spring has sprung. Look out your window. And turn on your radio. Not only is it supposed to hit 80 degrees here today, but the Texas Rangers make their Spring Training debut on new weekday home 105.3 The Fan in, oh, about three hours. I know yesterday was the unofficial official opene ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    So ... Will the Sheets Hit The Fan?

    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' 162 wi ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    FM, No Static at All For Your Texas Rangers

    At 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 release announcing KRLD-FM (105.3, The Fan) as the new ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Whitt's End 1.9.09

    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 Eri ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    The Top 10 Announcers in Dallas Sports History

    In retrospect, Ole Miss and Texas Tech are merely above-average college football teams. Their little clash in Dallas last week, however, was called by two of this area's icons of announcing. Though he's looked better, it was good to see Pat Summerall working the game on TV. And on radio - with his ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 23, 2008

    Rangers' Announcer Tom Grieve to Undergo Prostate Surgery

    The Texas Rangers just announced that colorful color analyst Tom Grieve will undergo prostate surgery and miss 2-3 weeks of the team's TV broadcasts. They say these things are pretty common these days -- Mavs head coach Don Nelson and Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo come to mind -- but it's ... More >>

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    April 8, 2008

    Tom Hicks Choose Arlington Over Anfield. Rangers Fans ... Um ... Rejoice?

    Note to Tom Hicks, surely a reader of blogs: Really, it's totally fine. You could have stayed in England today, for Liverpool FC's Champions League match against Arsenal. No need to rush home for the Texas Rangers' 1:05 p.m. first-pitch home-opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Sure, it's nice of y ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    March 27, 2008
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    May 17, 2007
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    May 16, 2007

    You Know Who Could Use Some Baseball? The Stinkin' Texas Rangers.

    Because Richie won't say it, we will: Tom Hicks, fire Jon Daniels. Then sell the team to a real owner. Come back, Bobby Valentine, all is forgiven. Tony Romo’s earned a new squeeze (insert joke about the end of his ball-bobbling days). And, in news just as unremarkable, the Rangers are, well, the ... More >>

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    February 1, 2007

    Sounds Like Richie Could Use Some Baseball

    Ron Washington has us all very excited about the Rangers this season. Which means, of course, they'll still suck. But we'll be excited about it. You'll have to wait until 6 tonight on TNT to find out if Josh Howard joins Dirk Nowitzki as an NBA All-Star. And you'll have to wait until next week to le ... More >>

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    September 1, 2005

    Blame Game

    The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags

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    July 22, 2004

    The Unnatural

    Jamey Newberg's a major-league hit with his minor-league reports

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    February 13, 2003

    Say Anything

    Plus: What a Boob, Sweet Lovin'

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    September 20, 2001

    Best Place to See Pets Run Wild

    Off-Leash Dog Park at Mockingbird Point

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    August 19, 1999

    Journeymen of summer

    Root, root, root for the home team -- whoever they are

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    March 25, 1999

    The spring of our discontent

    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.

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    September 24, 1998
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