Little League Baseball Inc.

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    A UNT Prof Says Girls Actually Throw Like Girls, So What's with Mo'ne Davis?

    It's a phrase that's uttered too often at Little League games and on the playground. Even adults playing slow-pitch softball use it as a crutch. "You throw like a girl." It's an easy, if seemingly sexist, shorthand for the lunging, forearm focused, dart-throwing motion that happens to be one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Think Your Kid May Be a Victim of Bullying? Please Do Not Buy My Book on the Topic.

    Oh, wow. Maybe I'm an expert on bullying. Or supposed to be. I just got the royalty statement for a book I wrote 15 years ago called Bully. My check for the six-month period is double what it was the previous period. It went up from a quarter pittance to half a pittance. I wouldn't say sales have go ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2013

    At Zoli's, a Slice of Brooklyn, by the Slice

    Jay Jerrier's newest pizza joint throws its dough rounds high, but they could still go higher.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Why Does John Wiley Price Keep Calling Guys Who Hire Prostitutes "Sponsors"?

    In 2007, Dallas County began a prostitution diversion plan in which people caught selling sex are often funneled into treatment programs rather than simply locked up. The idea -- a fairly progressive one -- is that prostitutes are most often victims who become trapped in a vicious circle rather than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Dallas Arboretum and City Hall Want You to Know: Winfrey Point Ain't Paradise, And They're Not Paving it Anyway

    After an agreement was reached earlier to let the city mow the wild grass at Winfrey Point, both City Hall and the Arboretum have come out firing PR-wise, trying to turn the tide of support for keeping cars off of the "prairie." Below you'll find releases sent by both City Hall, which swears it's g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Yu Darvish's Deb-Yu: Five Observations of Last Night's Game from a Mariners Blogger

    We asked Seattle-based sports blogger and A.L. West obsessive Brian Elsner to review Yu Darvish's Major League debut from a division foe's perspective. These are his thoughts. 1. Darvish Needs to Rely on All Those Other Pitches Everyone raves about the number of pitches Darvish can throw; I've hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Collecting Internet Sales Taxes -- What a Great Damn Idea, Mofo

    Well, crap. Look, I'm generally pro-government. You know, down with Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who said, "I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization." And like any good leftie hippie-type, I just love kitschy Main Street shops that I'd definitely ride my bike to if it weren't so damn ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
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    November 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.19.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:Talked to the family of Shannon Stone for next week's Observer column. Wait until you hear their other sad story involving a souvenir ball from a Rangers' game. Sorry, you have to wait.Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Since It's Never Too Early, Dallas International Film Festival Announces Its First 12 Titles

    The Indonesian Blood of Eagles is among the first dirty dozen titles selected for this year's Dallas International Film Festival.​While in the middle of dealing with some South by Southwest film fest logistics, this announcement arrived from the Dallas International Film Festival: It's ready to de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    2010 World Series GAME 2 - Giants 9, Rangers 0: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​ 10. Is there anything more hopeless - more frustrating - in all of sports than watching a baseball reliever not be able to throw a $%#@^&* @&^%ing strike?! Right before our very eyes the World Series deteriorated into a Little League game where incompetent, intimidated pi ... More >>

  • Film

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Last Night in Washington, Republicans Needed More than "Candlesticks" from Joe Barton

    Patrick MichelsRep. Joe Barton, doing his best La RussaWASHINGTON, D.C. -- With Arlington's own Rep. Joe Barton at the helm last night, the Republicans suffered a tough defeat in Washington, out-fielded and out-hit 15-10 by Democrats in the annual Congressional Baseball Game.Barton, a 22-year vetera ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Discounting Super Sunday

    Are you ready for some football? You better be, because you're going to get some! Sunday is Superbowl XLIII, and the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa Bay, Fla. Assuming you don't socialize with NFL sponsors and thus can't make it over to the Sunshine State yet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008
  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Cheaters Never Win?

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

  • News

    November 2, 2006


    No border fences make for mad neighbors in Farmers Branch

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Fight Club

    The first rule about Evander Holyfield's age is that you do not talk about Evander Holyfield's age

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    Kids Play. Parents Compete.

    On Sunday, The Dallas Morning News ran a story about Kenny Troutt, the local billionaire who flies his son's basketball team to tournaments on a private jet normally used by the San Antonio Spurs. He has also hired three full-time coaches, two skill instructors, a general manager, a traveling secret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    The Texas Tornadoes

    Went to my 9-year-old son's baseball game in McKinney last night and came away with two revelations: We really shouldn't name our sports teams after natural disasters, and people, even coaches, are stupid. You've heard all the uproar and NCAA mandates that universities no longer use "Indians" or va ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Doogie Howser, G.M.

    A young dog teaches the Rangers to forget old tricks

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2006

    Cock of the Walk

    Di Paolo is the patron saint of unfunny

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Bad News

    One more awful remake strikes out

  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    Skin Crawls

    Gregg Araki's latest is more icky than mysterious

  • Dining

    June 23, 2005

    Gut Blast From the Past

    Cheeburger Cheeburger captures the essence of the greasy spoon--not in look, but in bloated regret

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Life, Death and Money

    Will Texas pony up bucks to lead in stem cell research? Pro-lifers hope not.

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2004

    Car & Driver

    It's the feel-bad movie of the week

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    The Unnatural

    Jamey Newberg's a major-league hit with his minor-league reports

  • Culture

    May 20, 2004

    Singing Fuels

    At CTD pump jockeys and pretty waitresses fill 'er up; theaters announce season lineups

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004
  • News

    April 29, 2004
  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    Magic and Gloss

    Producer of geniuses Daniel Lanois whips out his pedal-steel and goes it alone on Shine

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    Sex in the Kitchen

    Why are most chefs male?

  • Culture

    October 31, 2002

    Paul Faaaaag!

    The creator of TV's Freaks can't stop talking about being a geek

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Live Music Venue

    Gypsy Tea Room

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    Jerk the Jerk

    At long last, Mayor Miller and the city council give Tom Hicks' chain a good hard yank

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    Ball Boys

    The return on this Bonds: a lot of interest, very little payoff

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Fallen Star

    A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Love unlimited

    KRNB-FM's Rudy V is the smoothest operator on the air, whether you're a man in trouble or a woman in love

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Maverick rides again

    Democratic media whiz Mark McKinnon left partisan politics behind until George W. Bush swept him off his feet

  • News

    May 6, 1999
  • Culture

    April 2, 1998

    Senor baseball

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

  • News

    October 24, 1996

    Accidental scam

    Little League officials meant well, but their raffle was a crime

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Arlington Metro (Part II)

    Wednesday, April 3, 1996 Arlington, Gateway to Pantego

  • Culture

    May 18, 1995

    Old friends

    Negro League ballplayers recall game's shameful, glorious past

  • Film

    April 6, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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