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    November 12, 2014

    How the Low T Industry Is Cashing in on Dubious, and Perhaps Dangerous, Science

    Alex Truman didn't think something was wrong until he returned to the gym. Before fathering his two kids, he worked out regularly and even made an early career of exercise. He had two degrees in health and fitness and ran gyms on the East Coast before he moved to Dallas and got into sales. Lean and ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Mike Bacsik's Radio Rebirth

    After Tweeting his way into infamy, former pitcher and sports-talker Mike Bacsik is getting a second chance. Does he deserve one?

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    December 5, 2013

    Rangers OF Leonys Martin Was Kidnapped by a Shady Mexican "Baseball Academy," Feds Say

    Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin followed a risky but well-trodden path to the Major Leagues. Like many Cuban ballplayers before him, he defected in 2010 while in Japan for the World University Baseball Championship. He made his way to the United States several months later and signed a lucrat ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    A Steroid-Using Arlington Cop Has Pleaded Guilty to Tipping Off His Dealer

    The big surprise that emerged from this summer's arrest of Arlington police officer Thomas Kantzos wasn't that he'd been using steroids, nor that he'd once had them delivered to his squad car, nor that he repeatedly tipped off his dealer as a local drug task force was preparing to move in. It was th ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Ten Year's After Son's Suicide, a Father Takes His Anti-Steroid Crusade to Congress. Again.

    Taylor Hooton had just turned 17 when, in the summer of 2003, he hanged himself. It was a shock to everyone: his family, his friends, his teammates on the Plano West baseball team, where he expected to be a starting pitcher the next season. There was at least circumstantial evidence that the suicid ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Not So Minor League

    Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings — what’s not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?

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    November 22, 2011

    You Don't See These Auctioned Off Every Day: Signed Dallas Eagles Balls, From '55 and '57

    ​I almost hate to tell you about this auction; I'd like these balls all to myself ... wait, that didn't come out right. But I've been watching 'em for the past, oh, week or so, and the prices aren't climbing like they oughta for such rare commodities as these: signed baseballs from the 1955 and '5 ... 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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    July 26, 2011

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Schizophrenic Rangers

    The record. Still intact.​And you thought trying to figure out the post-lockout, new NFL was tricky. Try getting a handle on your Rangers. Good news: In their last five games they've out-scored opponents a whopping 37-16. Bad news: In those games they're only a mediocre 3-2. That's wh ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    Leonys Martin's Long Ride to Center

    The Rangers' newest prospect fled communism in Cuba for center field in Frisco. He won't be there for long.

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    May 16, 2011

    Texas Rangers Win a Series. But Is John Rhadigan Winning?

    ​As I've said before, new Rangers' TV play-by-play voice John Rhadigan is one of the nicest people I've ever met. Love him as a friend. Be honored to have him as a neighbor. Or a role model. Whatever. Great dude. But as the voice of my baseball? Um, let's see how he's doing 1/4th into his fir ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Is Rangers' Pitcher Colby Lewis This Year's Version of Scott Feldman?

    ​Let me start off by saying I'm making zero correlation between Colby Lewis' rough 5th inning last night and his recent sojourn to California to attend the birth of his second child. But let me continue by saying I'm starting to get worried. Why? Because -- even though it's early -- the tenor ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Someone Explain to Me What I'm Missing in Mark Lowe

    ​I know, technically, he's all the Texas Rangers have to show for the Cliff Lee trade -- assuming the $2 million in cash has long since been spent -- but what the what am I supposed to be seeing in reliever Mark Lowe? Because I think know I see a guy who gets behind the count, throws 97 ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    If the Texas Rangers Pitch Like This They'll Go 162-0

    Alexi Ogando: Another quality start. Another win. Ho-hum.​I don't trust Mark Lowe. Mason Tobin doesn't yet belong on a Major League mound. And Julio Borbon makes me a little nervous in center field.But that's it, the extent of my minuscule Texas Rangers concerns through five games. 5-0, ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Former Texas Rangers' Co-Owner Chuck Greenberg Talks

    ​Talked to former Texas Rangers' CEO and managing general partner Chuck Greenberg yesterday. You know, the guy who helped usher Tom Hicks out of the franchise, who dragged the team out of bankruptcy, who spearheaded the out-bidding of Mark Cuban in court and who hand-picked Nolan Ryan as a ... 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 >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Rangers Win a Big Game and an Even Bigger Catcher

    ​Your Texas Rangers enter July with the best record in baseball. And a new starting catcher. While rookie pitcher Omar Beltre surrendered a homer to the first Major League hitter he faced and lasted only four innings, Vladimir Guerrero turned a game, a series - and perhaps a season - &nb ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Angels 6, Rangers 5. Uh-oh?

    We trust in ... Omar Beltre?​For the first time in a long time, Darren Oliver sucked. For the first time since June 11, the Texas Rangers lost a road game. Not to panic, but a lot of things that have gone right lately for Texas went wrong in Tuesday night's 6-5 loss to the Angels in Anaheim ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Rangers-Angels: Expectations For the Season's Biggest Series

    ​The Texas Rangers lead the Anaheim Angels by 4.5 games. They also owe them a biiiiiiig thank you. Where would the Rangers be without former Angels Darren Oliver and Vladimir Guerrero? Tonight in California the Rangers try to validate their unprecedented hot start in a three-game series again ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    The Texas Rangers Are Putting Together a Winning, Weird Season

    Where would the Rangers be without Colby Lewis? And others.​I was at Texas Rangers' spring training out in Surprise, Arizona the day they signed journeyman catcher Matt Treanor. Honestly, it registered a .5 on my 1-10 scale. The Rangers had their catchers of the future in Jarrod Saltalamacc ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Texas Rangers: Fool's Gold or Gritty Perseverance?

    ​While I was gone the Texas Rangers, well, um, let's face it ... they crumbled. Starters not making it past the fifth inning. Bullpen overworked. Bottom third of the order about as effective as BP's oil spill plans G, H and I. Four consecutive losses. Division lead kaput. Not good. I keep app ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    At What Point Do We Question How the Texas Rangers Handle Their Pitchers?

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Your Texas Rangers have pitching problems. If you're scoring at home, that's two similar season-ending surgeries in one week. After top prospect and rotation candidate Eric Hurley underwent rotator cuff surgery last week, semi-reliable set-up man Joaquin B ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Texas Rangers: Hot Stove or Cold Shoulder?

    Give the Rangers credit. They are trying. With the Cowboys imploding and the Mavs and Stars wallowing in mediocrity, our local baseball team has a prime opportunity to earn some much-needed love this winter. Texas hasn't done diddly-poo as far as free agency, bringing in only reliever Derek Turnbow, ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008

    The Great Hambino

    Wow. Babe Ruth may have built the house, but Josh Hamilton brought it down. I’m not much into Home Run Derbys – or baseball, for that matter – but the Texas Rangers’ slugger last night provided one of those goose-bumpy moments that remind us why we watch sports. In one of the most m ... More >>

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    June 10, 2008

    Another Former Rangers’ Pitcher Conspires to Make Jon Daniels Nauseous

    Sure, now you get up. In news even more shocking than Big Brown finishing last or Roger Federer getting bagled in a Grand Slam final, this morning I came across this line: “R.A. Dickey pitched two scoreless inning for the win.” What the %$#@*&?! The way ex-Rangers are chunking the b ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Texas Rangers Making Contingency Plans In Case This Uptick is a Mirage

    On deck? According to two baseball sources I trust way farther than I could throw them, your Texas Rangers are making plans for when – not if – manager Ron Washington is fired this season. The Dallas Observer – via this here The Sportatorium sports blog – has learned from separate s ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    'Roid Rage

    Baseball's new k*ng swats one close to home