Kenny Rogers (Baseball)

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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 24, 2011

    Leaving on a High Note: Rangers-Cardinals World Series Game 5 Preview and Open Thread

    Texas RangersSouthpaw Derek Holland exits last night's masterpiece in style -- something C.J. Wilson and the Texas Rangers hope to emulate tonight.​I expected Derek Holland to finally realize his potential as a top-of-the-rotation arm in the American League Championship Series. That, of course ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Time For Y'all to Admit It: C.J. Wilson is a Bona Fide Ace

    ​No doubt Kenny Rogers is the Rangers' best all-time left-handed pitcher. But is C.J. Wilson already No. 2? He further helped his cause Tuesday night in Tampa, somehow resisting his stupid, "instinctive" urge to bare-hand comebackers long enough to shut out the Rays in a complete-game, 8-0 v ... More >>

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    August 6, 2011

    Upon His Return to Arlington, David Clyde on His Bittersweet Legacy as a Texas Ranger

    Via historicimages-store on eBayThe 18-year-old David Clyde being informed he's now a Texas Ranger in June 1973​We 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 >>

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    August 1, 2011

    The Return of David Clyde, Ruben Sierra, Charlie Hough, Buddy Bell and Mickey Tettleton

    ​My 8-year-old has himself a new hobby: collecting baseball cards, which now involves semi-regular trips to Nick's, where, last week, they told him the signed Curtis Wilkerson he found in an old box of Topps commons was real, all right, and worth a good ... what ... 25 cents? Ah -- but what's it w ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    Charles Haley and Kenny Rogers Go Hunting For Redemption

    After rocky careers off the field, two local bad boys rehab their reps.

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    June 9, 2011

    Texas Rangers Got Themselves an All-Star Pitcher, a Controversial Hall of Famer, Lots of Draft Picks, a New Hitting Coach and Another Player on Baby Leave. Whew.

    The real deal?​Lots of Texas Rangers' catch-up to spread around today ... *Back in spring training we all watched how Neftali Feliz would react to being stretched out as a potential starter. While Feliz wound up back in the bullpen, Alexi Ogando became the team's oh-by-the-way No. 5 starter. ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 1, 2010

    2010 World Series - Rangers vs. Giants: GAME 5 Preview

    Cliff Lee vs. Tim Lincecum: Do or Dead. Nolan Ryan has seven no-hitters. Fergie Jenkins is a Hall of Famer who produced a 25-win season in Arlington. Kenny Rogers hurled a perfect game at Rangers Ballpark. But if I could pick any pitcher to be on the mound for the Texas Rangers in an eli ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    July 29, 2010
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    July 28, 2010

    Cliff Lee Already the Best Left-Handed Pitcher in Texas Rangers History?

    ​Cliff Lee is the shit. Tuesday night at Rangers Ballpark he proved it again. Lee went nine innings in a remarkable performance, striking out 13 Oakland A's without a walk in a dramatic game the Rangers won, 3-1, on Nelson Cruz' 10th-inning homer. It was the most strikeouts by a Ra ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    December 3, 2008

    Star on Ice, or: Trying to Put Sean Avery's Suspension in Context

    Below, as you can see, we've added the video containing the, um, sloppy remarks for which Dallas Star Sean Avery received his indefinite suspension last night from National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman. Meanwhile, back in New York, Newsday's Arthur Staples is among those calling out the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Ranger Danger

    Shelved with bone spurs, maybe C.J. can contort himself into a career with Circque Du Soleil. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not coming in here to take up for C.J. Wilson. The dude has long been a clown who this year in spring training pissed off his teammates with his hot political views. And last ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007

    Seriously, Tom Hicks, Just Sell the Texas Rangers and Stop Pretending Like You Give a Damn

    Warning: Objects in your mirror may be more pissed off than they appear. Take cover Rangers fans, Milton Bradley is coming. In a move that makes you wonder why they ever really got rid of Kenny Rogers or Royce Clayton or even Eddie Chiles, the Rangers have agreed to a contract with one of baseball ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    Scattershooting … With All Due Respect

    Not only is Jason Witten's wife Michelle an E.R. nurse, but she also has 20/16 vision in both eyes. Scattershooting while wondering what ever happened to legendary, old-school press like Bud Shrake, Dan Jenkins and, of course, Blackie Sherrod. Cool, they’re right here. Hold a sec while I find my f ... More >>

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    October 24, 2006

    Rogers the Dodger

    During Game 2 of the World Series, Fox showed The Gambler's hand with and without the mysterious substance that has led many to think the guy's a cheater and a jerk. Either Kenny Rogers has started wiping his ass with his left palm, or else he's cheating. The same pitcher who earned his ticket out ... More >>

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    October 11, 2006

    The Lone Ranger

    Whenever we see a picture of Chris Young in a Padres uniform, we cry just a little. Then we drink and cry some more. Then we drunk-dial Adam Eaton. Since firing Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter a week ago, general manager Jon Daniels has been quiet about a replacement. Hitting coach Rudy Jaramil ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006

    They Killed Kenny! (Or Not)

    Speaking of former Texas Rangers, seems Kenny Rogers' anger management issues are alive and well after all. Seems Rogers, who once famously punched a KDFW-Channel 4 cameraman and later sorta apologized, got into a parking lot dust-up with a Detroit Tigers fan. At this point, I guess we're supposed ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 11, 2006

    Mean Guys Finish First

    He may be the starting AL pitcher tonight, but this is how we'll always remember Kenny Rogers. Most of us--fine, I--watch baseball about three times a year: Opening Day (Oh, the excitement!), the World Series (Oh, I wonder where the Texas Rangers are) and the All-Star Game (Oh say can you see the s ... More >>

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    June 29, 2006
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    June 6, 2006

    The Texas Strangers

    Don't look now--no, really, don't look, you might miss the Mavs in the NBA Finals--but your baseball team is somehow in first place into June. I say somehow because, considering the moves that have backfired, what the Texas Rangers are accomplishing would make David Blaine do a double-take. Consider ... More >>

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    June 2, 2006

    Better Late Than Never?

    Dallas' Only Daily has done it again. No, not break the news. More like ignore the news when it gets beat on a story, then gently, quietly let it slip out months later. Latest example: If you read your friendly Dallas Observer (and of course you do), you got the details of former Texas Rangers pitch ... More >>

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    May 24, 2006

    May Madness

    Dirk Nowitzki is humming David Hasselhoff. Steve Nash digs Nelly Furtado. And Michael Finley, well, he's singing the blues. Those three once had perfect harmony as the Dallas Mavericks' Big Three, but in a cruel act of irony it's Finley--the one forced out of Dallas--who'll be forced to watch as Dir ... More >>

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    April 3, 2006

    Hello, Larry

    My Associated Press pal Christy and her husband, formerly of local Fox affiliate KDFW-Channel 4, are in town this week for the Texas Rangers opening series against the Boston Red Sox--not to see the Rangers, mind you, but their beloved Red Sox. Also in town is their pal Dan Shaughnessy, sportswritin ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006

    Rangers Get the Finger. Again.

    You gotta love the Texas Rangers. No, seriously, you have to. They need your affection, because going on 35 years of misery and misfortune, someone up there in the most exclusive luxury suite has it in for them. Since 1972 we've been screaming for the Rangers to get some pitching. New general manag ... More >>

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Blinded by desperation, Cowboys refuse to see T.O. as B.S.

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    July 14, 2005

    Balls for Brains

    Kenny Rogers has a history of sneak assaults

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    March 31, 2005

    What, Them Worry?

    The Rangers seem happy. It must be a plot.

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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

  • Culture

    June 8, 1995

    The boy of summer grows up

    A sorely tested Kenny Rogers matures into a pitching ace