Texas RangersIan Kinsler completes the best defensive play I've seen in my 25 years watching the Fall Classic -- a diving stop by Elvis Andrus and flip to Kinsler with his glove to end the fifth inning of Game 2. Just spectacular athleticism displayed by Andrus.If you've read my piece about S ... More >>
St. Louis CardinalsTony La Russa on the field at Busch Stadium yesterday afternoon.For whatever reason, my relationship with baseball went from casual to deeply committed bordering on obsessive during the 1986 baseball season. Like most kids growing up in North Texas, my father taught me to l ... More >>
Well, it seems like it.
If you're counting at home -- and I know you are -- after last night's 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners, that's 13 homers in 32 innings for the Rangers. At this rate they'll ... man I'm really bad at math be really hard to beat.
You know things are going right when I ... More >>
Courtesy danieltosh.comDaniel ToshAs a big fan of Tosh.0 -- a 30-minute show on Comedy Central featuring YouTube clips and jokes from comedian Daniel Tosh -- I set my TiVo for Sunday's premiere of Tosh's stand-up special Happy Thoughts. Finally got around to watching it last night. It sucked. ... More >>
The fans gave him a break, and even President Obama applauded Vick's return to the NFL. Tucker Carlson of Fox News? Not so much.10. Mark Teixeira says teammate Andy Pettitte's "probably leaning toward retirement," which is good news for the Texas Rangers and everyone else aiming to win the AL pen ... More >>
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 >>
Is it because he's so powerful? So rich? So over-the-top passionate?
Or is it because he's won three Super Bowls? Built an unprecedented stadium that is gobbling up sports? Or kept his team popular, relevant and "successful" despite only one playoff win in 13 years?
Whatever the reason, ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Haven't gotten a chance to ask him about it yet, but did I miss something or is Babe Laufenberg leaving CBS 11? Maybe he was buying CBS 11. Did I get that wrong? UPDATE: Says Laufenberg in a text ... More >>
I guess the question at this point is, do you give a crap? About baseball players and their steroid use?
During the 1998 Major League Baseball season I went to Houston a couple times as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to cover the magical home-run chase between the St. ... More >>
Nate RehlanderThe Boys Named Sue are cooking something up for Idol. Erv Karwelis sure must like what he's seen from The O's, John Pedigo and Taylor Young's bluegrass duo, which signed with Karwelis' Idol Records label back in October. Why's that? Well, 'cause today comes word that Karwelis has signe ... More >>