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Minor League Baseball

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    July 14, 2014

    Joey Gallo Is Here to Give Us Hope

    The Rangers lost again yesterday. It's the eighth defeat in a row and 22nd out of 25 for a franchise that's won at least 90 games in each of the past four seasons. It was the latest lowlight in series that's been -- Yu Darvish and Adrian Beltre excepted -- full of them. The sheer number of injuries ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Watch Rangers Prospect Joey Gallo Hit a Walk-Off Home Run in His First Game in Frisco

    Your browser does not support iframes. Texas Rangers' outfielder Engel Beltre fractured his tibia. Catcher Geovany Soto tore his meniscus. First baseman Prince Fielder required neck surgery. And those are just a few examples of the Rangers' injuries woes. With starting first baseman Mitch Moreland ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    In Left Field For the Frisco Roughriders, A Tornado

    Among the things you'd probably rather not see at a baseball game, coming in somewhere below a barrage of apocalyptic hell fire but slightly above an opposing team's walk-off home run, is a tornado looming over the left-field fence. It's a vision concern that might inspire panic in some. Ah, but th ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Rangers Pitcher Tanner Scheppers Hit an Astros Catcher in the Face with a 96 mph Fastball Last Night

    Earlier this week, the Houston Astros called up Max Stassi from the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. On Tuesday, he made his Major League Debut against the Rangers, going a solid 2-3. On Wednesday, he faced Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers. Things did not go very well. On the SportsCenter replay, fa ... More >>

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    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 14, 2012

    The Rangers Will Play the First-Ever Baseball Game in the Alamodome This Spring

    San Antonio's Alamodome wasn't built for baseball. It didn't have a big league baseball team when it opened in 1993, and it still doesn't. In March, the Texas Rangers will fill that void, if only for a weekend. The club has inked a deal to bring the Rangers and the Triple-A Round Rock Express to th ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Breaking Down the Texas Rangers Offseason Plans in the Wake of Coming So Close

    Photos courtesy Texas RangersNo need to place all of the blame on Nellie. There are plenty of other folks at fault for losing the World Series.​No matter how hard you try to find a scapegoat, the story of the 2011 World Series doesn't have a chapter about its version of Bill Buckner, nor shoul ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Hamilton and Cruz in Frisco Tonight? Might Be a Good Time To Take in a RoughRiders Game.

    ​John Blake just sent word: Josh Hamilton will return to the world of the baseball living tonight in Frisco, when he begins a rehab stint with the RoughRiders as Steve Buechele's second-place squad takes on the Midland Rockhounds. Hamilton, benched with a non-displaced hairline fracture of his rig ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Nolan Ryan Believes in the Rangers; Curt Schilling Doesn't. You?

    The new video scoreboard in Arlington​Saw former playoff standout pitcher Curt Schilling on some ESPN baseball preview this morning and he said -- I'm paraphrasing -- no way in hell the Texas Rangers repeat as American League West Division champs, much less AL champs.Repeating is tough, as ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    The Texas Rangers Are Better, But Who's Gonna Talk About 'Em?

    ​So now that the Texas Rangers have a hitter (Adrian Beltre) and a pitcher (Brandon Webb), they've got one more important hole to fill this off-season: Television play-by-play voice. Remember just before Game 5 of the ALDS, the Rangers announced they weren't bringing back nine-year veter ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    August 26, 2010
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    August 16, 2010

    Ryan Summons Back to the Ballpark the Man Who Ran Stadium Operations Way Back When

    Jay Miller​I've never seen a game at the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, but friends who have rank it among the finest experiences in minor-league ball -- the very definition of fan-friendly. (I'm curious, though -- what was "Pajama Collection Night" on July 11, exactly?) So, then, n ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010
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    June 10, 2010
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    May 6, 2010
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    April 30, 2010

    With a 22-Game Taste, Let's Circle the Bases: Last-Place Rangers Have First-Place Potential

    Ian Kinsler makes his season debut tonight against the Mariners and lefthander Cliff Lee, who's also making his first appearance of the year. ​While Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has cryptically blamed the refs yet again for his team's fourth first-round exit from the playoffs in the last seven y ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    August 20, 2009
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    July 9, 2009
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    April 16, 2009

    Travelin' Ballers

    The RoughRiders take on Arkansas' best

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    February 5, 2009
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    November 5, 2008

    Because It's Never Too Early For a Mock Draft

    Florida's Tim Tebow might be available next year's NFL Draft. The girl? Way out of our league. With the Cowboys teetering on the blink of an unfathomable implosion and missing the playoffs, it’s never too early to think about 2009. And it’s always nice to keep up with blasts from the past. ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Family Feud

    Nolan Ryan re-enacts the Civil War in Frisco

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    August 21, 2008

    Pitch Perfect

    The Grand Prairie AirHogs are willing to do whatever it takes to make you a fan. And that includes win.

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    July 18, 2008

    Your Weekend Planner: Vacation Edition Redux

    Now where I'd put my barrel? Yeah, I know, feels like I just got back from vacation. But you know what they say in the corporate media world, "use ‘em or lose ‘em". They do say that, right? While I’m gone you might wanna check out our Dallas Observer Music Awards show next Tuesday ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Movin' On Up

    Frisco bleeds talent in Arlington's direction

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    June 13, 2008

    Your Weekend Planner: Father’s Day Edition

    Enjoy. FRIDAY: Check your calendars, triskadecaphobians. Don’t walk under ladders. Don’t screw with masked dudes named Jason. And, whatever you do, don’t work around cranes. SATURDAY: Still six weeks until the Cowboys depart for Oxnard, Calif., but that isn’t stopping Terrell Owens ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Cheap Seats

    The RoughRiders knock it out of the park

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    June 2, 2008

    Just How Did Josh Hamilton Wind Up the Texas Rangers' Savior, Anyway?

    Among the group of baseball jerseys in my closet -- behind Pudge's and A-Rod's Rangers ones -- there's an old, unworn Tampa Bay Devil Rays jersey with no name or number on it. When Tampa took Josh Hamilton with the No. 1 overall pick in 1999, I bought the jersey and waited to have Hamilton's name an ... More >>

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    May 26, 2008

    A Footnote in History, Duncanville's Bacsik Wants Back in the Bigs

    Here's Bacsik's trading card, stamped with the wrong signature. It can be yours for the historically low, low price of $2.95. Some nine months after Mike Bacsik pitched his way into the history books by dealing Barry Bonds home run No. 756, ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski profiles the former KTCK-AM inter ... More >>

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    May 20, 2008

    Lose to Beckham = Lose Your Gig

    Avery Johnson, you've got company. On the heels of an embarrassing 5-1 loss to David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy before a record crowd at Pizza Hut Park last Sunday, FC Dallas general manager Michael Hitchcock has just fired head coach Steve Morrow. Morrow will be replaced by fourth- ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Entrepreneurialism 101: From Couch to the NFL

    Who knew there was a fast track from the Frisco RoughRiders to the Green Bay Packers? At 21 I had ambition. I had goals. I wanted to win the sports trivia contest at UTA’s Dry Gulch every Thursday night. I wanted to find the sonofabitch who stole two radar detectors out of my Fiero. And I ... More >>

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    May 16, 2008

    Your Weekend Forecast: T.O., Greggo and Lame-O

    Where's Greggo? Would you believe sitting beside Mike Doocy come Sunday night? If you think Terrell Owens was just sooo believable and charming in his sit-com acting debut. If you can’t wait to see Greg Williams again. If you want proof why I became a writer instead of a TV talking head. A ... More >>

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    April 25, 2008

    Arm-Chair Managing in the Hours Before Ron Washington's Fired

    It's less than a month into the baseball season, and the Texas Rangers have already hit rock bottom. Texas is tied with the Washington Nationals for the worst record in the bigs at 7-19, and team president Nolan Ryan is scheduled to meet this weekend with a different Washington (Ron) and general man ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Play Ball

    Another summer kicks off in Frisco

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    August 16, 2007
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    April 5, 2007
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    November 29, 2006

    Nick and Kirby Gots Balls

    Nick Lachey's gonna own a minor-league baseball team with Dallas' Kirby Schlegel. Pinch me. Since Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson aren't dating after all--no surprise there, since, like, isn't she supposed to be with John Mayer?--guess we'll have to settle for Kirby Schlegel and Nick Lachey. I know. ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006
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    July 14, 2006

    Power Trip

    Frisco RoughRiders Don't believe Richie when he says Mike Rhyner's more powerful than Buck Showalter? Well, hell, just ask Rhyner. He'll tell ya the same thing. It's a list of the most powerful people in Dallas sports. Say it with me: Pow. Er. Ful. Not the most popular. Nor the most talented. Yet n ... More >>

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    June 29, 2006
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    June 1, 2006
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    May 9, 2006

    Small Ball, Big Balls

    The woman's voice on the other end of the line is strong and perky: "You've reached the national headquarters of the Continental Baseball League," she says, as though you've just dialed a proud, tradition-rich enterprise. But at the moment, the Continental Baseball League doesn't exist apart from it ... More >>

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    May 3, 2006

    Like Father, Like Son

    If pedigree is any indication, the Frisco RoughRiders baseball franchise is headed in the right direction. The Texas Rangers Double-A affiliate has promoted Scott Sonju to the prestigious role of president/general manager. If that name rings a wind chime in your vast noggin, it should. Scott's da ... More >>

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    April 6, 2006

    Ridin' Rough?

    They're sittin' pretty in Frisco

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    March 31, 2006
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    October 14, 2004
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    September 25, 2003
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    January 21, 1999

    Perfect game

    When Reid Ryan wanted Round Rock voters to build a stadium for his minor-league baseball team, he turned to the one pitchman no good Texan could refuse -- his dad, Nolan

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