Evan Grant

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    February 5, 2014

    Texas Rangers Rechristen Stadium Globe Life Park

    There's always been something pleasantly nostalgic about the name of the Texas Rangers' stadium. The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, like its red-brick facade, harkens back to simpler times, back before corporations plastered their names on every possible piece of sports-related real estate. Never m ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    The Texas Rangers Just Drafted Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson for Some Reason

    Every winter, Major League Baseball teams engage in what's called the Rule 5 Draft, where they poach minor leaguers from their fellow competitors. It's complicated, and typically doesn't make much of a splash, which why it was especially confusing to read this morning that the Texas Rangers had sele ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Nelson Cruz Reportedly Facing 100-Game Suspension for Ties to Florida Clinic

    Back in January, our sister paper, the Miami New Times, dropped a bombshell on Major League Baseball when it reported on the dealings of a sort-of doctor named Anthony Bosch who, through his clinic, BioGenesis, was apparently supplying an All-Star roster of professional baseball players with banned, ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Ron Washington Goes Off Rangers' Script, Admits Running Team "Into the Ground"

    The Rangers just wrapped up their 2012 post-mortem press conference. It was by and large quite boring, probably by design. You can imagine the team's PR gurus urging the team brass to keep it vague, uninteresting, answer-free. For the most part they succeeded. GM Jon Daniels and president Nolan Ry ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Happy Opening Day. Let's Predict Some Stuff.

    Oh, it's a Good Friday alright. Maybe the best Friday, if you happen to have a job that allows you escape the cubical farm and head to the nearest TV-and-frosty-beer-equipped bar with your fellow farmers. (For bar suggestions, mosey here.) Going to the game? Well, then, it's an Even Better Friday. ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    At Cane Rosso, Tryouts for a Mike Napoli Pizza

    Texas Rangers​Yes, it's another post about Il Cane Rosso. Yes, I'm conflicted about the amount of real estate devoted to the Deep Ellum pizza maker. But this time it's about a badass catcher, so it's a must. Dallas Morning News sports writer Evan Grant recently bellied up to the pizza bar fo ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    July 25, 2011

    Rangers' Offense Gone, But Shannon Stone Not Forgotten

    ​So the Rangers exploded for 12 runs Friday night thanks to Nelson Cruz' eight RBI. On Saturday they authored a dramatic 9th-innning comeback, powered by three consecutive bunts and a walk-off hit by Michael Young. So surely Sunday night would provide some thrills. Some entertainm ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Did Josh Hamilton Have Alligator Arms? Yes. Will He Be in the Lineup Again Tonight? YES!

    ​After Tuesday night's 7-3 victory over the hapless Houston Astros, we can fit the Rangers for another Silver Boot. Texas got homers from Josh Hamilton, Mitch Moreland and Ian Kinsler and C.J. Wilson cruised against baseball's worst team. A favorable ump call helped the Rangers in ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Which Of Your Texas Rangers Has The Coolest Intro Music?

    ​Last week, the Morning News' Rangers beat writer/columnist Evan Grant shared the music being used at the start of this baseball season by most of your Texas Rangers players -- either at-bat music or welcome-to-the-mound stuff, naturally.The best news that wasn't? Grant reported that catcher Mike ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.8.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Nuggets coach George Karl wants some of the Mavs, huh? "If we had to pick and choose, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas and 45 percent Oklahoma City," he says of his preferred ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Ron Washington, Once a "Teacher," To Remain Rangers' Leader. At Least For Two More Years.

    Sam Merten​Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels and skipper Ron Washington hopped on a conference call late this afternoon to discuss Wash's two-year contract extension -- "a formality as much as anything," as Daniels put it. The general manager said it was "clearly the first order of business" in the pos ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    GAME 5 - Rangers 5, Rays 1: My Top 10 Observations

    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 >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Rangers to Debut Fan-Friendly Initatives Tomorrow. But Nolan Says, "This Heat Situation's Blown Way Out of Proportion."

    Sam MertenChuck Greenberg takes a swig of celebratory champagne in Fort Worth courthouse parking lot after last week's marathon auction​Nolan Ryan says it's still "hard to comprehend" that the torturous journey to taking control of the Texas Rangers is over."It dominated our lives so much, and the ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    A (Football) Great Day at Woodrow. And, 250 Memorable Moments to Vote On Later.

    Photos by Patrick MichelsJoe Greene, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Roger Staubach -- but a handful of local football greats on the Woodrow stage this afternoon.​As promised, there they were this afternoon, seated on leather chairs perched upon the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium stage: Roge ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Liverpool FC Fans Boast a Sunday Protest Kept Tom Hicks From Attending Arsenal Match

    ​Randy Galloway, Evan Grant and I received an e-mail at 4:20 this morning from Spirit of Shankly organizer Paul Gardner, in which he writes that a fans' protest before Liverpool FC's Sunday-afternoon match against Arsenal kept the owners out of Anfield: "Tom Hicks was turned away a few hundred yar ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Radio Will Save the Newspaper Business, as The Ticket and Dallas News Share Content

    ​Several Friends of Unfair Park have e-mailed this morning wondering what a Ticket-Dallas Morning News content-sharing deal, announced this morning, actually means. After all, Jean-Jacques Taylor, Rick Gosselin, Todd Archer, Evan Grant and other sportswriters already appear on the station regularl ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.30.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I take absolutely no very little joy in D Magazine's Inside Corner sports blog going belly up any second now. Evan Grant is a solid baseball Xs and Os writer and I'll follow his work back to Dalla ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Report: Hicks Sports Group Defaulted on $525 Mil in Rangers- and Stars-Related Loans

    Only days before the beginning of baseball season, Tom Hicks is, apparently, already down a strike: Something called FINAlternatives, which serves up hedge fund and private equity news, reports this morning that Hicks Sports Group -- the holding company for all of Hicks's sports-related ventures, in ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 3.6.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If you're breathlessly waiting to hear Mickey Spagnola's take on the Cowboys cutting Terrell Owens, you'll have to go here. Because, alas, The Ticket's beloved "Ranch Report" is no more. Remember,&nb ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Evan at the Plate: Out at The News, the Rangers Beat Writer Slides Into D

    Jim Moroney, A.H. Belo executive vice president and Dallas Morning News publisher, confirms that the company has laid off employees at The Denton Record Chronicle -- how many, though, he does not say. Belo, as reported earlier, expects to lay off 500 employees in coming days, with 75 to 100 coming f ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Coming Feb. 1: The Dallas/Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram

    Known it for a while, but yesterday the head honchos at our two local dailies made it official: Beginning next month the newspaper sports war competition is over. The former rivals are now shaking hands, sharing headlines. It's happening all over the place, with even super powers like the Washington ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    As News and Star-Telegram More or Less Merge, a Big Sports Shake-Up

    Few weeks back we mentioned that The Dallas Morning News and Star-Telegram would be doing some story-sharing in an effort to pinch a few pennies. Earlier this week, ex-News-er Jerome Weeks cited a few examples of how the papers had already started sharing copy -- though all the pieces mentioned were ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    Just How Did Josh Hamilton Wind Up the Texas Rangers' Savior, Anyway?

    Among the group of baseball jerseys in my closet -- behind Pudge's and A-Rod's Rangers ones -- there's an old, unworn Tampa Bay Devil Rays jersey with no name or number on it. When Tampa took Josh Hamilton with the No. 1 overall pick in 1999, I bought the jersey and waited to have Hamilton's name an ... More >>

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    May 9, 2008
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    March 17, 2008

    Josh Hamilton Speaks

    Josh Hamilton, with his last stop before Arlington Josh Hamilton, among your newer Texas Rangers, was huzzahed this a.m. in Dallas' Only Daily -- appropriate, given that the oft-suspended, formerly addicted outfielder who once wore Cincinnati red is batting .600 during spring training. Evan Grant's ... More >>

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    January 28, 2008

    The Resurrection of Josh Hamilton (And, Just Maybe, Your Texas Rangers?)

    Back in 1999, Josh Hamilton was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays with the No. 1 pick in the draft. He was fresh out of high school, where he dominated at the plate, and on the mound Hamilton had all the tools, including a mid-90s fastball. All I ever read and heard about Hamilton was that he was ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007
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    March 17, 2005

    Hart Attack

    Everybody loves a winner? Tell it to Rangers GM John Hart.

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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 21, 2000

    Best Beat Writer

    Gerry Fraley