Subject:

Juan Gonzalez

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Inspired by The Yu Dog, 25 More Dishes to Honor DFW Sports Stars

    The Yu Dog at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has created a food media circus. But he's not the only DFW sports icon worthy of his own dish at The Ballpark in Arlington, Jerryland and the AAC. Here are some others. 1. Tom Landry Enormous fedora filled with chili. Feather garnish optional. 2. Nolan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Former Rangers Prez Mike Stone Talks About Helping to Save the Fort Worth Cats

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Sierra Missed: Three Former Texas Rangers Are Now on the Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    ​Juan Gonzalez and Rafael Palmeiro made their debuts on the Baseball Writers' Association of America's 2011 Hall of Fame ballot -- and didn't even come close to finishing near the Top 10 vote-getters. Raffy, poor Raffy, came closest with 64 votes; Juando trailed just behind Palmeiro with 30, two a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    The Greatest Individual Playoff Performance in the History of Dallas-Fort Worth Sports. Is Dirk's Dominant?

    ​The Mavs can play better than they did in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals. For the first time in the playoffs they allowed 100 points, 112 to be exact. The Thunder grabbed 11 offensive rebounds and, according to Mavs' coach Rick Carlisle, corralled 13 of the game's 20 loose bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    My Top 21 Texas Rangers in the History of Ever

    ​C.J. Wilson was superb in last night's much-needed win over Seattle. Pedro Strop is gone. Mark Lowe is back (uh-oh). Tommy Hunter and Nefali Feliz are getting close. And dazzling Cuban defector Leonys Martin is fast-tracking our way.In the middle of a very transitory Rangers season I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Two Texas Rangers' Sluggers That Won't Be in Baseball's Hall of Fame

      Rafael Palmeiro. Juan Gonzalez. A combined 1,003 home runs. A combined 0% chance of getting inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. The reason? Steroids, of course. Both former Texas Rangers' sluggers are on this year's list of candidates and - sans the drug thing - could make a great case f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Josh Hamilton Should Win AL MVP Today. Right?

    ​For months I've been saying that Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton is the best player in baseball. Today he'll at least be validated as the Most Valuable Player in his own American League. Around 1 p.m. Hamilton should win AL MVP, joining Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez ('96, '98), Ivan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Rangers vs. Yankees: The Mismatch is, Ironically, a Mismatch

    ​As expected, this thing is a blowout. Not even close. Think about it: The New Yankees entered the American League Championship Series with 41 AL pennants; the Texas Rangers 0. The Bronx Bombers play in Yankee Stadium; the Rangers in a ballpark once controlled by broke-ass bum Tom Hicks. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Oct. 1, 1996: Where Were You When the Rangers Won Their Playoff Game? Their Only One.

    ​The defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys were 2-3 under Barry Switzer and on their way to a playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Dallas Mavericks were embarking on a season that started with head coach Jim Cleamons and the Three Js -- Jason Kidd, Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Rangers 5, Rays 1: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Going up 1-0 in a best-of-five series is always nice, but an even better sign to me was the effective, aggressive play of Josh Hamilton. He singled in his first at-bat, cut loose a throw ambitiously behind a runner after a fly ball and even stole second base with a head-first slide. If h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Rangers 4, Twins 3: My Top 10 Observations

    ​Live from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington ... 10. News of Vladimir Guerrero's imminent demise were, in retrospect, premature. His sixth-inning homer to left gave the Rangers their fourth consecutive win - another playoff-esque, 4-3 triumph over the Minnesota Twins - and dwindled thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    March 25, 2010
  • News

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Rangers Fans Set to Party Like It's 1999

    eBay​Ruben Sierra had two comeback stints with the Texas Rangers. Juan González and Sammy Sosa, one. Now, it's 37-year-old Ivan "Pudge" Rodríguez's turn to return to Arlington. Hit it, Prince.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Your Texas Rangers: The Steroid Sluggers

    Part of the shrapnel from the *A-Roid bombshell: Not that it manifested itself in any sort of team success, but there's no denying that the Texas Rangers now have more big-name stars linked to performancing-enhancing drugs than any professional team this side of a European cycling club. Ruben Sierra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Sure, the Texas Rangers Are Fun and All. But There's Still Some Fixin' To Do.

    Your Texas Rangers' pitching staff and its major-league worst 5.26 ERA continued to prove last night that it rarely has the ability to keep opposing lineups in check, even when the opponent is the worst team in the American League. But the offense continued to do its part, helping Texas rally to gra ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Why Can't the Texas Rangers Always Play the Kansas City Royals?

    SURPRISE, Arizona -- After a week in Arizona I can honestly say the Texas Rangers have a chance to win the World Series. That is, if the league suddenly dissolves to just them and the Kansas City Royals. The Rangers beat K.C. 8-7 yesterday, improving to 3-0 against their Spring Training bunk mates. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    Tom Hicks is Always Willing to Bring Up Bad Memories Too

    Juan Gonzalez was on steroids when he was in Texas in 2002? No! Say it ain't so, Joe! Ahem. Eleven days ago, Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks went on KTVT-Channel 11 and said Juan Gonzalez used steroids during his tenure with the team. Actually this is precisely what he said: "Juan Gonzalez for $24 mil ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Cheaters Never Win?

    Don't whisper a word to the children, but hell yeah, of course they do

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    Juan Gone...to Long Island

    Juan Gonzalez ain't no Roy Tarpley, but it's gotta be a very close second. Looks like today is a sportsy day in Unfair Park. So, on that note... On Saturday, the New York Daily News ran a story about a mysterious bag found at Pearson International Airport in Toronto three weeks after September 11, 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006

    That's the Ticket

    Sweet Greggo: This is the man with whom I will be spending five hours this afternoon on The Ticket. I could not be more excited. Seriously. Today might prove a lighter-than-usual day on Unfair Park--gotta prep for my afternoon gig, dig? From 3 to 7 p.m. today, I'll be riding shotgun with Greg Willia ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    The Curse of Sucking

    Is this the year the Texas Rangers finally...? Nah.

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    Cashed Out

    Texas' only casino hit by corruption charges

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Ranger Danger

    Booing A-Rod was fun, but don't get carried away with the "kids"

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Rained Out

    No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Real Whirled

    Plus: New Entries in the Dallas Dictionary; Oh, Laura

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Summer Reruns

    Before we talk football--go, fight, win!--one last look at the boring sports

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    Doug Out?

    Will Rangers lefty Doug Davis finally make good, or is this the end for him in Texas?

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    The Buck Starts Here

    New Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter makes the team much better. Problem is, he cant hit leadoff, play center field or pitch.

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Boys to Men

    How did the juvenile jokesters at The Ticket respond to real-life terror? Real well.

  • Culture

    May 24, 2001

    Fools Rush In

    Who needs a pitcher when you don't have a catcher?

  • Culture

    August 19, 1999

    Journeymen of summer

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

  • News

    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.

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Anywhere but here

    1998 was a great year for sports...just not in Dallas

  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
  • Culture

    September 10, 1998

    Juan for all

    Gonzalez's RBI record doesn't mean a thing unless the Rangers win the West

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Cuba libre

    Marc Ribot and his Prosthetic Cubans are Habana good time

  • Culture

    May 14, 1998

    Safe at third

    When Fernando Tatis' game struggled, he kept his head down and his mouth shut

  • Culture

    April 9, 1998

    Breaking balls

    Opening week proved the Rangers can be the best and worst team in baseball

  • Culture

    April 2, 1998

    Senor baseball

    Luis Mayoral's job with the Rangers isn't all brown and white

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Getting to first base

    Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?

  • Culture

    November 6, 1997

    Here's the pitch

    The Texas Rangers can't buy a win unless you pay up

  • Culture

    May 25, 1995

    Attitude adjustment

    Fan fury prompts Rangers' owners, players to make nice

  • Culture

    April 6, 1995

    The last hurrah

    The strike is over, but pain lingers

  • More >>
Loading...