Mark Holtz

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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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    September 1, 2011

    Now's Your Chance to Help Get Eric Nadel or Mark Holtz in the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Mark Holtz and Eric Nadel​At this late date there should be no need to explain why Texas Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel is a local treasure; he's as much a part of summer 'round these parts as 85-degree lows. I just went back and listened to his final-out call from October 12 -- it still breaks me ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    August 16, 2011

    Rangers' Good Intentions = Bad Shannon Stone Statue?

    ​I appreciate what the Rangers are trying to do with the announcement of a Shannon Stone statue at the Ballpark in Arlington. By all accounts he was a great guy and a good dad and loyal firefighter who simply made a questionable decision that turned fateful on July 7. I commend the Rangers fo ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Reason No. 2,294 Why We Love Eric Nadel

    Wikipedia​Late last night, Jamey Newberg was kind enough to send this sports highlight from the Texas Rangers' first-ever post-season series triumph: Ford C. Frick finalist Eric Nadel's final-out call, an homage to the late, great Mark Holtz. It's below, courtesy Mike Disen of KRLD. Stop it, sport ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    GAME 5 - Rangers 5, Rays 1: My Top 10 Observations

    For all of those who suffered through losing seasons in this joint ... here's to us!​10. Antlers > Rays. Ironic that the Rangers - who for years and decades floundered playing feast-or-famine baseball founded on the home run - scored their first three runs via speed. Think about it, the ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    The Top 10 Announcers in Dallas Sports History

    In retrospect, Ole Miss and Texas Tech are merely above-average college football teams. Their little clash in Dallas last week, however, was called by two of this area's icons of announcing. Though he's looked better, it was good to see Pat Summerall working the game on TV. And on radio - with his ... More >>

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    June 6, 2008

    Your Weekend Planner: Mystery, History and Get-Well Wishes

    Sorry TMS, two wheels are better than four. FRIDAY: Convicted steroids dealer-turned-NFL informant David Jacobs was shot to death along with his body-building girlfriend in Plano yesterday. Like it did me, did this send a cold-blooded shiver down your spine? With the way he imported raw powder ... More >>

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    March 10, 2005

    Head Full of Beer

    The Slobberbone chronicles: An oral history

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    September 24, 1998
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    March 9, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX