Frisco RoughRiders

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    June 10, 2014

    Watch Rangers Prospect Joey Gallo Hit a Walk-Off Home Run in His First Game in Frisco

    Your browser does not support iframes. Texas Rangers' outfielder Engel Beltre fractured his tibia. Catcher Geovany Soto tore his meniscus. First baseman Prince Fielder required neck surgery. And those are just a few examples of the Rangers' injuries woes. With starting first baseman Mitch Moreland ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    In Left Field For the Frisco Roughriders, A Tornado

    Among the things you'd probably rather not see at a baseball game, coming in somewhere below a barrage of apocalyptic hell fire but slightly above an opposing team's walk-off home run, is a tornado looming over the left-field fence. It's a vision concern that might inspire panic in some. Ah, but th ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Five Key Holes the Rangers Need to Fill This Winter, and How They Should Fill Them

    Just a few days after the 2012 MLB season kicked off in Japan, one of the elite players scheduled to become a free agent in the coming offseason took himself off the market. The Giants enticed Matt Cain to stay in San Francisco, signing him to a six-year, $127.5 million contract extension -- the mos ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Exploring Texas Rangers' Options as Wheelin' and Dealin' Begins at Hilton Anatole

    Photo by Sam MertenThe scene yesterday afternoon in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole.​Likely bracing for the departure of free-agent hurler C.J. Wilson, the Texas Rangers have already inked former Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan to a two-year, $14.5 million contract and announced Neftali Feli ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Breaking Down the Texas Rangers Offseason Plans in the Wake of Coming So Close

    Photos courtesy Texas RangersNo need to place all of the blame on Nellie. There are plenty of other folks at fault for losing the World Series.​No matter how hard you try to find a scapegoat, the story of the 2011 World Series doesn't have a chapter about its version of Bill Buckner, nor shoul ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.2.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Raymond Radway was thiiiiis close -- three seconds, in fact -- to making the Cowboys' final roster. Then in Thursday night's 17-3 meaningless loss to the Dolphins the rookie free- ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Cowboys Stadium Getting Two New Voices in 2011

    Roger Emrich: New 'Boys Voice​While the Cowboys cut familiar faces in an attempt to reshape their team on the field, the organization has also decided to give its stadium an audio makeover. Out as Cowboys Stadium public address announcer is Jody Dean, to be replaced by local award-wi ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Werth It? Doing the Rangers' Math as Fat Contracts Swirl Around MLB Winter Meetings.

    Photos by Sam MertenDamn. If Jayson Werth commands a seven-year, $126 million deal, how much is this guy worth?​Prior to the beginning of baseball's winter meetings yesterday at Walt Disney World Resort, a flurry of activity resulted in big-name players dealt and fat contracts inked. Predictab ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010
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    August 26, 2010
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    April 30, 2010

    With a 22-Game Taste, Let's Circle the Bases: Last-Place Rangers Have First-Place Potential

    Ian Kinsler makes his season debut tonight against the Mariners and lefthander Cliff Lee, who's also making his first appearance of the year. ​While Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has cryptically blamed the refs yet again for his team's fourth first-round exit from the playoffs in the last seven y ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    January 26, 2010

    This Just In: American Idol Sucks. Seriously, They Missed HER?!

    Cherisse Symons​ I don't watch American Idol because I  don't believe in American Idol. Other than Carrie Underwood and (sorta) Daughtry, the "winners" don't really become rock stars. Simon's about to leave for Ellen. What the what? But mostly, I just think the show jumped ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Top Five Surprises In DFW Stadium Food

    Patrick MichelsAre you buying what he's selling? Or are you waiting for the cart?​Seattle has ballpark sushi, San Francisco spawned a garlic fry renaissance, and the world can thank St. Louis' Gateway Grizzlies for the Krispy Kreme burger. But there was a time when Dallas ran on the cutting edge o ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009
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    April 29, 2009

    Don't Look Now, But There's a Metroplex Pro Sports Team 4 Wins From a Trophy

    The Dallas Mavericks are into the second round. The Texas Rangers are back to .500. And, out in North Richland Hills, a minor-league hockey team tonight begins its quest for the Metroplex's first pro sports championship this millennium. Maybe this Swine Flu is a good thing after all? Coupl ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Barring a trade, the Cowboys won't make their first pick (51st overall) in tomorrow's NFL Draft until around 9:30 p.m., a good six hours after the thing kicks off. But it's worth it to tune in early.  ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Travelin' Ballers

    The RoughRiders take on Arkansas' best

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    February 5, 2009
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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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    November 5, 2008

    Because It's Never Too Early For a Mock Draft

    Florida's Tim Tebow might be available next year's NFL Draft. The girl? Way out of our league. With the Cowboys teetering on the blink of an unfathomable implosion and missing the playoffs, it’s never too early to think about 2009. And it’s always nice to keep up with blasts from the past. ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Family Feud

    Nolan Ryan re-enacts the Civil War in Frisco

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    July 18, 2008

    Your Weekend Planner: Vacation Edition Redux

    Now where I'd put my barrel? Yeah, I know, feels like I just got back from vacation. But you know what they say in the corporate media world, "use ‘em or lose ‘em". They do say that, right? While I’m gone you might wanna check out our Dallas Observer Music Awards show next Tuesday ... More >>

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    June 17, 2008

    Mark Teixeira: Grade the Trade.

    Somehow, the Rangers don't miss this guy's big bat. The Rangers have trotted out Ben Broussard, Chris Shelton and maybe soon even Hank Blalock to his old position. And in last month’s draft they picked the next him. But dig a little deeper – just a level or two down in the minors – an ... More >>

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    June 13, 2008

    Your Weekend Planner: Father’s Day Edition

    Enjoy. FRIDAY: Check your calendars, triskadecaphobians. Don’t walk under ladders. Don’t screw with masked dudes named Jason. And, whatever you do, don’t work around cranes. SATURDAY: Still six weeks until the Cowboys depart for Oxnard, Calif., but that isn’t stopping Terrell Owens ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Cheap Seats

    The RoughRiders knock it out of the park

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    May 20, 2008

    Lose to Beckham = Lose Your Gig

    Avery Johnson, you've got company. On the heels of an embarrassing 5-1 loss to David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy before a record crowd at Pizza Hut Park last Sunday, FC Dallas general manager Michael Hitchcock has just fired head coach Steve Morrow. Morrow will be replaced by fourth- ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Entrepreneurialism 101: From Couch to the NFL

    Who knew there was a fast track from the Frisco RoughRiders to the Green Bay Packers? At 21 I had ambition. I had goals. I wanted to win the sports trivia contest at UTA’s Dry Gulch every Thursday night. I wanted to find the sonofabitch who stole two radar detectors out of my Fiero. And I ... More >>

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    May 16, 2008

    Your Weekend Forecast: T.O., Greggo and Lame-O

    Where's Greggo? Would you believe sitting beside Mike Doocy come Sunday night? If you think Terrell Owens was just sooo believable and charming in his sit-com acting debut. If you can’t wait to see Greg Williams again. If you want proof why I became a writer instead of a TV talking head. A ... More >>

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    April 25, 2008

    Arm-Chair Managing in the Hours Before Ron Washington's Fired

    It's less than a month into the baseball season, and the Texas Rangers have already hit rock bottom. Texas is tied with the Washington Nationals for the worst record in the bigs at 7-19, and team president Nolan Ryan is scheduled to meet this weekend with a different Washington (Ron) and general man ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Play Ball

    Another summer kicks off in Frisco

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    August 16, 2007
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    July 12, 2007
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    January 17, 2007
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    November 29, 2006

    Nick and Kirby Gots Balls

    Nick Lachey's gonna own a minor-league baseball team with Dallas' Kirby Schlegel. Pinch me. Since Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson aren't dating after all--no surprise there, since, like, isn't she supposed to be with John Mayer?--guess we'll have to settle for Kirby Schlegel and Nick Lachey. I know. ... More >>

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    July 14, 2006

    Power Trip

    Frisco RoughRiders Don't believe Richie when he says Mike Rhyner's more powerful than Buck Showalter? Well, hell, just ask Rhyner. He'll tell ya the same thing. It's a list of the most powerful people in Dallas sports. Say it with me: Pow. Er. Ful. Not the most popular. Nor the most talented. Yet n ... More >>

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    June 30, 2006

    Field of Bittersweet Dreams

    Chandler Jackon was killed a year ago during a freak golf-club accident. Tomorrow, his family will officially debut the foundation named for the 12-year-old. A year ago tomorrow Charmane Jackson bid her son Chandler farewell as he left their Frisco home early for the family's annual July 4th reunion ... More >>

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    June 29, 2006
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    May 9, 2006

    Small Ball, Big Balls

    The woman's voice on the other end of the line is strong and perky: "You've reached the national headquarters of the Continental Baseball League," she says, as though you've just dialed a proud, tradition-rich enterprise. But at the moment, the Continental Baseball League doesn't exist apart from it ... More >>

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    May 3, 2006

    Like Father, Like Son

    If pedigree is any indication, the Frisco RoughRiders baseball franchise is headed in the right direction. The Texas Rangers Double-A affiliate has promoted Scott Sonju to the prestigious role of president/general manager. If that name rings a wind chime in your vast noggin, it should. Scott's da ... More >>

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    April 6, 2006

    Ridin' Rough?

    They're sittin' pretty in Frisco

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    October 14, 2004
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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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    April 22, 2004

    Perfect Town, USA

    Frisco wants to lure Andy and Opie with a Starbucks. Why is that an evil plan?

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    March 25, 2004


    The Ticket's stars act like Dallas Stars

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    September 25, 2003
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    July 31, 2003

    Riding High

    Frisco has its own field of dreams

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