While the Rangers' hiring of Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister to take over Ron Washington's vacated managerial post didn't come completely out of nowhere, it's certainly a surprise. For those outside the organization, the first sign that Banister was a serious candidate for the gig came ... More >>
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 >>
To conquer his fear of guns, a British immigrant takes a road trip to gun lovers' mecca: the NRA Convention.
You can buy this 1953 Cats-Oilers game program for a mere $38.Longtime Friends of Unfair Park will recall: In early 2009, United League Baseball co-founders John Bryant (yes, that John Bryant) and Byron Pierce said that come time for first pitch 2010, they would have a minor-league ballclub on th ... More >>
Since every Cowboys game is a Game 6 these days, it's time to look to the 2012 baseball season, when Your Texas Rangers will celebrate 40 years in Arlington. And for those of us who've been going to games since first pitch at Arlington Stadium (thanks, Dad), today's announcement is full of all ki ... More >>
Via historicimages-store on eBayThe 18-year-old David Clyde being informed he's now a Texas Ranger in June 1973We began talking at 11:55 Thursday night and wrapped up some time after 1 Friday morning. But, what else did he have to do? "I'm just drivin'," he said, "somewhere on I-45, a little clos ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenNolan Ryan has been hospitalized for chest pains in the past: In 2000, he underwent emergency double-bypass surgery, then returned to the hospital in October of that year following another scare. This, say the Texas Rangers in a statement just sent to media, is what may have la ... More >>
Whether free agent Cliff Lee chooses to re-sign with the Rangers because of Arlington's proximity to his Arkansas home or bolts to New York for the extra dough, his decision undoubtedly shapes the future of both teams significantly. Yet in all that's been said and written about Lee, rarely do ... More >>
If you do too, and you do, then go here and spend $12. Could come in handy two more times before the World Series is over.This morning's headline is brought to you by C.J. Wilson's favorite website, Jorge Parrales and Jacob Herrera's Cliff Lee Facts. Here's another fact, courtesy Jeff Francoeur, ... More >>
Hey, maybe Nolan Ryan can give the Rangers' pitchers some hints. Baseball has its problems: A reluctance to use instant replay. Arrogant umpires and their customized strike zones. An All-Star exhibition game that actually affects the World Series champion. But of all our national past ... More >>
Jay MillerI've never seen a game at the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, but friends who have rank it among the finest experiences in minor-league ball -- the very definition of fan-friendly. (I'm curious, though -- what was "Pajama Collection Night" on July 11, exactly?) So, then, n ... More >>
Sam MertenIn federal court this morning, Nolan Ryan looked much like he did at the presser announcing the team's prepackaged bankruptcy -- totally defeated.With his broad shoulders squeezed in tightly next to Chuck Greenberg, Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan looked like he'd rather be tossi ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenLeft to right: Chuck Greenberg, Tom Hicks and Nolan RyanShortly after the Texas Rangers announced the team's plans to resolve its ownership situation in federal bankruptcy court, Tom Hicks said he and his lawyers agreed "about a month ago" that this was the best way to han ... More >>
Because of Tom Hicks and some rich dudes at Monarch Alternative Capital, Nolan Ryan may no longer be a vital part of your Texas Rangers. As I hinted at earlier this week, there are last-minute problems with the sale of the team from Hicks to prospective new owner Chuck Greenberg. Big problem ... More >>
Patrick MichelsJosh Hamilton's repaired abdominal muscle passed its first test, and Rangers fans breathed a sigh of relief.The Texas Rangers' offensive woes are almost laughable now as the team last night fell two and a half games back of the Angels, losing 5-2 to Los Angeles after taking a 2-0 lead ... More >>
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 >>
One thing I learned from the just-concluded media conference introducing Nolan Ryan as the Texas Rangers' new president: The Hall of Fame pitcher has "premium meat." That's what owner Tom Hicks said when asked how the hiring of Ryan would directly translate into wins -- Ryan's a winner, a good busin ... More >>
Because it totally makes sense to announce the schedule for the 2008 baseball season on November 13, the Texas Rangers today released next season's schedule and game times -- so, really, no pushing or shoving as you line up for season tix. For them's so interested, the first regular season game take ... More >>
David Clyde was supposed to save the Texas Rangers. Thirty years later, he just wants 27 days of his old life back.
April 22-28, 1999
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.
Reports of Steven Russell's death were greatly exaggerated, but they were enough to spring him from a Texas prison
April 16 - 22, 1998
The Texas Rangers can't buy a win unless you pay up