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Michael Young

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    April 25, 2012

    Inspired by The Yu Dog, 25 More Dishes to Honor DFW Sports Stars

    The Yu Dog at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has created a food media circus. But he's not the only DFW sports icon worthy of his own dish at The Ballpark in Arlington, Jerryland and the AAC. Here are some others. 1. Tom Landry Enormous fedora filled with chili. Feather garnish optional. 2. Nolan ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Hey Look, The Sportatorium Does Cover Pro Rasslin'!

    Snowing like a mother -- yes, again -- as I leave the warm confines of Collin County for Dallas. Tried to be in a grumpy mood this morning, but this video made me giggle. For those of you who are clamoring for Michael Young trade news, only thing new is that the Colorado Rockies have lost interest ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Mike Modano: OUR Star Could Become THEIR Star

    ​After saying that he's 75-percent leaning toward not retiring and playing hockey again next season, all-time star of the Dallas Stars Mike Modano is now thinking the unthinkable - putting on the sweater of another team. Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings? Criiiiiiiiiiinge. It's still a situ ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009
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    September 10, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Texas Rangers: The Hits Keep a Comin'

    Neftali Feliz likes him. So should you.​I have no idea who or what Omega El Fuerte is. But if it's good enough for Texas Rangers' fireballin' phenom Neftali Feliz, it's good enough for me. When the ridiculous rookie enters a game over the weekend in a crucial series against the Seattle Mari ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Entrance Music: The Texas Rangers Have Hits and Ice Cream.

    Over on his Sportatorium blog this morning, Observer sports columnist Richie Whitt checks in with the head of the Texas Rangers' in-game entertainment, Chuck Morgan. Uh, why care? Well, 'cause of this: Morgan's the guy who runs the music at the Ballpark, and he helps the players decide what ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    The Resilient Rangers: Episode XLV

    This Rangers' playoff run has had more twists and turns than a ... well, you know.​At this point don't fear the valleys, just enjoy the roller-coaster. Just when - yet again - it seemed your Texas Rangers were going to fall out of playoff contention by not scoring a single run in their last ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    The Texas Rangers and Their Holland Tunnel

    Now isn't the time for potential. It's the time for production. Right?​The Rangers' past is sucky and their future is murky. There are frightening skeletons in the closet and financial potholes down the road. The present, however, smells delicious. That's why Derek Holland should be taken o ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *93.3 FM - the station formerly known as The Zone, The Bone, Quality Rock and who knows what all else - has for the last day or so been "stunting." That is, playing nonsense in advance of flip ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Texas Rangers Win Again, Issue a Press Release That'll Blow Your Mind

    Not sure why I had a Christmas ham under my cap. But at least I can prove I'm a Rangers' lifer.​They've lost Michael Young (two weeks with a hammy) and now maybe even Josh Hamilton (left last night's game with back ouchie). But, give them credit, your Texas Rangers haven't lost hope. And wh ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Rangers 5-5, Blue Jays 2-2. My Top 10 Observations.

    'Twas a sweep. Get it?​10. I'm impressed. Your Texas Rangers bounced back from Monday's gut-wrenching 18-10 loss with typical, testosteroned resiliency. Granted, the Blue Jays suck - 18 runs one night; last night only 12 hits in 18 innings - but the Rangers could've caved. They didn't. 9. I ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Rangers 10, Yankees 9. Frank(ie)ly, That Was Too Close For Comfort.

    ​Random thoughts after a roller-coaster, thrilling, frustrating, sweat-stained best game of the Rangers' season: *From 0-4 to 2-4 to 7-4 to 7-5 to 10-5 to 10-9, seriously, what a damn entertaining baseball game. *Elvis Andrus turns 21 today. His baseball IQ turns 219. *I watched the game ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Pudge Over Potential

    ​I realize Pudge Rodriguez was brought here with the understanding he'd be a backup. But less than a week into his second coming, scuh-roo that! If starting Pudge throughout the three-game series against the Yankees that starts tonight in New York hurts Taylor Teagarden's wittle feewings or m ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    July 7, 2009

    Glass Halfway Full? Or Empty?

    Well, that sucked.With one All-Star back in the lineup and another shoulda-been All-Star on the mound, the Texas Rangers began their crucial three-game series in Anaheim last night by promptly taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The next time there was good news for Josh Hamilto ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Will Your Texas Rangers Ever See First Place Again?

    Maybe we starting celebrating singles?Notable deaths in the last week: Ed McMahon. Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson. Billy Mays. The Texas Rangers? After getting 1-hit last night by someone named Chad Gaudin and losing two of three to a San Diego Padres outfit that hadn't won a serie ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    So, Which Are They: Real or Fake?

    Two weeks ago I said that on June 15 - hello! - we'd know if the 2009 Texas Rangers were authentic or artificial. A pinch here. A jiggle there. Couple of healthy squeezes. And, of course, the taste test of a 5-7 stretch against some of of baseball's best teams and the verdict is ... R ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Good Riddance, Greg Ellis

    Good guy and good player ultimately not good enough.In the end, soon-to-be former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis is so much Michael Finley and Michael Young: A great leader and good player buried in a shitty era. Except that - with his annual bitching about this or that - Ellis may have tarnished h ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Mowed Down in Motown

    I Millwould've yanked Kevin in the 8th. You? Well, you were warned. Actually, the Texas Rangers played decent baseball in Detroit this week despite a three-game sweep. Just not so sure they played smart baseball. Especially in this afternoon's 4-3 loss to the Tigers, their franchise-record 11 ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    I Glove Elvis Andrus

    Michael Who?It's taken one month to realize that Texas Rangers' rookie shortstop Elvis Andrus would be okay. It took one play last night to remember he's going to be a star. For once, I think it's safe to say the Texas Rangers knew what they were doing. In last night's 6-5 win over the Seattl ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    After a Dynamic Season Opener, Rangers Fans are Seeing Red

    The Rangers' debut was shockingly accessorized by pitching, defense and, don't look now, relevance.

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    March 26, 2009
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    March 16, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.16.09

    "It's a for-profit business, not a community event. It's a bar mitzvah out of control." (Neighborhood activist/curmudgeon Avi Adelman complaining before Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade down Greenville Avenue. Not sure what part of "saint" he misunderstood...although he is right, the party can ge ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    January 29, 2009

    Texas Rangers' Up and Comers

    After a decade of patience, Rangers' fans again believe they're about to be rewarded

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    October 2, 2008

    Status Woe

    Insane Rangers again take similar path to identical destination

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    July 17, 2008

    Plan See

    With blueprints A and B trashed, the Rangers have stumbled onto a visually stimulating development

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    July 11, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    The Fab 50

    Half a hundred power brokers who sculpt our local sports landscape

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    May 1, 2008
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    March 27, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Tom Hicks is Now a Global Billionaire Bozo

    He's a vilified clown of an owner on two continents. Or at least he should be.

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    October 17, 2007

    Beating Cancer, One Mile At A Time

    Seven-year-old Caroline Turns, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer Not sure what’s more mind-blowing to Kelly Howell these days. the fact that a precious 7-year-old girl can get pancreatic cancer. Getting up at 5 a.m. to run 13 miles. Or the kindness of total strangers. ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    Boy Blunder

    Is baseball's youngest general manager man enough to rebuild the Rangers?

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    July 11, 2007

    Double Your Pleasure with Richie and Tony Casillas

    Exerting minimal effort, you can come up with two reasons to patron Twin Peaks. No, not that one. Or those guys. I'm talking about this place. After a laughably hollow petition drive designed to cock-block the joint generated a whopping five signatures, the Plano sports bar/tease-atorium opened two ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007

    Rangers Redux

    Desperate for an assist from Dallas, the Rangers implement yet another rebuilding plan

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    October 4, 2006
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    September 28, 2006

    Déjà Boo

    Another Rangers season ends in a familiar Hunt for Dead October

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    July 20, 2006

    The Young and the Peerless

    Baseball's best-kept secret plays in your backyard

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    March 30, 2006

    The Curse of Sucking

    Is this the year the Texas Rangers finally...? Nah.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
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    May 20, 2004

    Now Boarding

    Hop on the bandwagon

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    March 11, 2004

    Young's Town

    Texas' popular new shortstop is the man of the moment

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
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    July 31, 2003

    Summer Reruns

    Before we talk football--go, fight, win!--one last look at the boring sports

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    September 4, 1997

    Digging in

    Friends of Greenwood Cemetery prepare a long-shot effort to protect paupers' graves

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