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  • News

    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?

  • News

    July 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yeah, But What If Baseball Went To The European Football Table?

    I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    The World's Top 10 Left-Handed Athletes

    Right is wrong and left is ... right? Seems to be. It's not exactly a bass-ackward revolution, but left-handers are doing okay for themselves in sports these days. Or are they? The idea struck me last week when I saw highlights of college quarterbacks Josh Heupel and Matt Leinart winning BCS Nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Grading Rangers GM Jon Daniels' Third Year

    As we mentioned yesterday, Jon Daniels is entering his fourth year as Texas Rangers general manager. He started off with a bang in year one, trading Alfonso Soriano in his first move and dealing Chris Young and Adrian Gonzalez less than two weeks later. Unfortunately, he received very little in retu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    What good would a 20-year punk scene reunion be without a scuffle?

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    The Young and the Peerless

    Baseball's best-kept secret plays in your backyard

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Doogie Howser, G.M.

    A young dog teaches the Rangers to forget old tricks

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Balls Out

    How to throw a no-hitter on acid, and other lessons from the career of baseball legend Dock Ellis

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    Hart Attack

    Everybody loves a winner? Tell it to Rangers GM John Hart.

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    The Right's Stuff

    A Texas-based band of conservative warriors tackles the left on its own turf--the street

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Rained Out

    No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Fantasy League

    Bill Rossell had two dreams: owning a bar and running a baseball team. The first dream came true. The second is about to. Somebody wake him.

  • Culture

    August 5, 1999

    Be like Mike

    Amidst so much business talk, Michael Irvin remembers that it's all just a game

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    The new old sound

    Branford Marsalis' latest disc is a Requiem by and for a heavyweight

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    The Fandom Menace

    Living on the sidewalk for a month. Sleeping with Wookiees. Thousand-dollar action figures. Think the new Star Wars is just a movie? You poor fool.

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    The spring of our discontent

    Raphael Palmeiro is hurt. Johnny Oates is grumpy. Pudge Rodriguez is acting like a spoiled brat. Lee Stevens just wants to play baseball. Welcome to Texas Rangers spring training.

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    A bush league of their own

    Long before the Texas Rangers, major-league baseball was played in Dallas by a minor-league team called the Dallas Eagles

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Damned Rangers

    The Texas Rangers better win the pennant this year, if only to atone for subjecting fans to two decades of baseball hell. Mike Shropshire chronicles the team's cursed early years in an exclusive Observer excerpt.

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