New York Yankees

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    The Case Against Supergroups, Even if They Feature Will Johnson and David Bazan

    Late last month, indie-loving fans of the globe, and especially here in Texas, finally received a single, but major, piece of news regarding the project that's surely to be slapped with the ubiquitous "supergroup" label. Overseas, consisting of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), and former Dallasites Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2013

    How a Sports Talk Station May Also Be the Best For Music Fans: A Report From Ticketstock

    There is one radio station in DFW that takes the time to play an interesting mix of music every day. This same station also takes the opportunity to discuss and explore music in ways that all the other stations are sorely lacking. The thing is, this station just so happens to be the area's number on ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    How Jimmy's Conquered Dallas

    How did a humble neighborhood bodega become the city's sausage king? With a recipe restaurants couldn't resist.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Leaving on a High Note: Rangers-Cardinals World Series Game 5 Preview and Open Thread

    Texas RangersSouthpaw Derek Holland exits last night's masterpiece in style -- something C.J. Wilson and the Texas Rangers hope to emulate tonight.​I expected Derek Holland to finally realize his potential as a top-of-the-rotation arm in the American League Championship Series. That, of course ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2011

    The Power of Plan B: Texas Rangers-Detroit Tigers ALCS Game 6 Preview and Open Thread

    ​Not so long ago, Minnesota Twins backstop Joe Mauer was the consensus pick as baseball's best catcher. But the 2009 American League MVP, four-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner and .323 career hitter had another injury-plagued season in 2011 (missing significant time for "leg weaknes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2011

    Verlander, Smerlander: ALCS Preview and Rangers-Tigers Game 1 Open Thread

    [Editor's note: At the request of a few regulars, we're going with a rare weekend-night open thread to celebrate the Rangers' second straight appearance in the American League Championship Series. Will we do this again tomorrow? Hard to say. Let's see how tonight goes. I'll be in and out, but tonigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Say, Matthew McConaughey, You Got a Rangers Jersey? It'd Be a Lot Cooler If You Did.

    Photos by Patrick MichelsTurns out, Matthew McConaughey's got a pretty good arm.If you'd been in one particular basement in Arlington a little more than an hour ago, you would've stood square in the middle of a fairly strange scene: Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa standing around, cheerfu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Rangers Sweep Royals, But Who's Gonna Close Now?

    ​A couple times this year I've questioned manager Ron Washington's use -- overuse? -- of Rangers' releiver Neftali Feliz. Like in the season opener, when Wash inserted Feliz to get the final three outs of a 9-5 win. And two days later when Feliz again pitched in a four-run win. And yet again l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Check That, Neftali Feliz Now Wants To Be a Starting Pitcher

    ​After watching Neftali Feliz hurl an impressive first four innings of Monday's 5-4 exhibition win over the Los Angeles Dodgers here in Surprise, Arizona, I sat down with general manager Jon Daniels to find out exactly where the 22-year-old fireballer fits in this season. Closer? Or starter? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Surprise, Surprise. Chuck Greenberg is ... Poof.

    ​And just like that, the man who saved Nolan Ryan's job with the Texas Rangers has been replaced. By Nolan Ryan. I heard rumblings about this a couple weeks ago. Even hinted in a Whitt's End and on 105.3 The Fan that there were - seemingly out of nowhere - cracks in the foundation of the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.14.11

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jerry Jones is desperate to break the Super Bowl attendance record, set at the Rose Bowl back in 1980. To do so, he needs to pack 104,000 into Cowboys Stadium. Or around it? He wants to sell ticke ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Closing the Book on Cliff Lee, Who Would Have Loved Texas For the Right Price

    Sam MertenAdios, Cliff. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.​I know. I know. You're tired of hearing about Cliff Lee. He's a goner, and it's not like the Rangers didn't do their best to keep him here. Actually, I'd say Jon Daniels, Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg did too much in their attemp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Werth It? Doing the Rangers' Math as Fat Contracts Swirl Around MLB Winter Meetings.

    Photos by Sam MertenDamn. If Jayson Werth commands a seven-year, $126 million deal, how much is this guy worth?​Prior to the beginning of baseball's winter meetings yesterday at Walt Disney World Resort, a flurry of activity resulted in big-name players dealt and fat contracts inked. Predictab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    New York Times Gets Its Hands on Closed-Door Meeting in Rangers Bankruptcy Case. So ...?

    Sam Merten Chuck Greenberg takes a swig of celebratory champagne next to co-owner Bob Simpson outside the Fort Worth courthouse after winning the August auction.​On September 17, we noted: The New York Times, for whatever reason, really wanted to get its hands on a tape made in Fort Worth b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Next Tuesday Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP. Right? *The good news: Greggo's "pus pockets" are gone. The bad: He's been told not to talk for 10 days. Ten! Means a couple things. 1. Summon RoboGreggo fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    As of Right Now, I'm Wishing Failure Upon ...

    Miami Thrice, enjoy your demise.​Dwyane Wade in specific. And the Miami Heat in general. Take this lightly if you wish, but consider the career/personal plunges of my previous targets: *Terrell Owens (cut by the Cowboys, irrelevant as Buffalo Bill). *Tiger Woods (lost his wife, reputat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.12.10

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Dallas Cowboys began the season at 9/1 odds to make the Super Bowl. At the halfway point of the season they are now 500/1. The over/under for wins for interim head coach Jason Garrett: 2.5. Give me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    You Like the Texas Rangers More than Las Vegas

    ​Witnessed lots of folks outside Rangers Ballpark last night who believe in their baseball team. The Rangers Rally was a warm hug on a chilly night and the theory goes like this: The present belongs to the San Francisco Giants, but the future belongs to the Texas Rangers. You buyin' it? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.29.10

      ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know this sounds crazy, but I honestly think there's something to it: The World Series has been a psychological letdown for your Texas Rangers. Winning the ALCS and beating the Ya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    2010 World Series - Rangers vs. Giants: Game 2 Preview

    Given my druthers, I'd rather get blown out than lose a heart-breaker. We could digest and regurgitate and over-analyze the Texas Rangers' 11-7 World Series Game 1 loss to the San Francisco Giants here Wednesday night, or we could simply say that - for the first time in his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    The Big Apple: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    You are looking liiiiiiiiive!!!​10. Got my bag checked and my toothpaste confiscated at D/FW Airport. Do I look that guilty? 9. I'll never get tired of flying into New York. That skyline is one of the best views on Earth. 8. Nothing more unnerving than the cab ride from LaGuardia Aipor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Now To the Team Hicks Used To Own: Your ALCS-Playing Rangers and Tonight's Deets

    ​Hell of a way to bookend the day -- in a courtroom first thing in the morning watching Tom Hicks's attorneys fight to keep ownership of Liverpool FC, then at the Ballpark in Arlington tonight to watch Tom Hicks's old team fight to keep home-field advantage over the New York Yankees in its first-e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Hey, Look, it's a UFO! No, Actually, it's an Even Weirder Sight: Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wing

    ​Hell hath officially frozen over. In Arlington, the Texas Rangers are still playing baseball. And in Dallas, Stars fans are now cheering for the Detroit Red Wings. Well, at least one of them. The Stars, off to a 2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 start or whatever the hell it is these days in the NHL, play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Rangers-Rays Game 1: This is Why Texas Traded for Cliff Lee

    ​Though they didn't pop the champagne in Oakland until Sept. 25, the Rangers clinched the AL West on July 9. That day changed a season. Changed a franchise's credibility. Changed October plans. That day, of course, brought Cliff Lee. The Texas Rangers now have a post-season polished pitching ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    L.A. Times: Blockbuster CEO Keyes Briefed Studios on Pending Prepackaged Bankruptcy

    ​Fifteen days ago, Blockbuster spokesperson Patty Sullivan told Unfair Park: The company's delay in releasing its what turned out to be dismal second-quarter stats had absolutely nothing to do with a pending prepackaged bankruptcy. "There will be no news announcing that," she said. Not until late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.13.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Best news for your Texas Rangers is that they're not only successful, but extremely popular. Thursday night's Cliff Lee-pitched loss to the New York Yankees was not only a sellout, but also the hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Best Win of the Year, Meet Worst Loss of the Year

    ​A 6-1 lead. Cliff Lee on the mound. Sellout crowd. Only 12 outs to go. Brooms poised. And then ... The worst loss of the Texas Rangers' season. Temporarily derailing a potentially magical season, another late-inning meltdown bit the Rangers last night in a gut-punch, 7-6 loss to the New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Rangers 4, Yankees 3: My Top 10 Observations

    Yeah, but the Rangers' left fielder has reversed the curse. ​10. It's rare that Yankees' Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera surrenders three hits in an inning. And you usually don't win when you commit three errors against the best team in baseball. But each happened last night during the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Lookie Here, There Is a Silver Lining to the Texas Rangers' Bankruptcy

    Here's hoping he never gets her or his money back.​Always said A-Rod was a tool. Now, according to the Texas Rangers' ongoing bankruptcy auction in Fort Worth, he's also an elevator. At least the New York Yankees' third baseman is aligning himself with a Kone Inc., an elevator company that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Fat Lady May Be Warming Up, But Rangers Haven't Won The West ... Yet

    ​I'll say it, Texas Rangers' fever is at an all-time high. Sunday night's 6-4 win improved Tommy Hunter to 8-0, allowed the Rangers to win three of four from the Anaheim Angels and pushed their lead to seven games with 63 remaining. More than 160,000 fans went to Arlington Thursday-Sunday. Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Miles Austin on the Cover of Sports Illustrated. Uh-Oh.

    ​For the second time in 2010, Dallas Cowboys' receiver Miles Austin has made the cover of Sports Illustrated. A sign of stardom? Or a jinx waiting to strike? Austin is on this week's cover curiously wearing a No. 2 jersey (as a Yankees fan, he was honoring Derek Jeter during a minicamp practi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Common Table for the Common Man? Well, kind of.

    Photos by Melissa Alouf​Opening nights for restaurants are replete with the see-and-be-seen crowd, curious onlookers who want to be part of the first buzz about a new place, shapers of the "Was it good? Did it suck? Pan or Rave?"conversation. Opening night at The Common Table on June 2 gave th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.6.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't received a return call all week from Greg Williams, which is weird if not troubling. Something's up. Maybe he's merely at his vacation condo in Colorado and temporarily out of pocket. Or m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    American Baseball, the European Way

    ​Even if European soccer owner Tom Hicks convinced Major League Baseball to inject the same screwy tables that govern soccer into America's pasttime your Texas Rangers wouldn't be a playoff team. But, alas, they wouldn't be relegated, either. If baseball were run according to European soccer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    eBay, Schmebay -- Look What the City's Sellin'

    Apparently, somebody at Dallas City Hall is cleaning out the prize closet to make a few extra dollars during the budget crunch.Every so often, just for grins, I check out the auctions at Lone Star Online, which the city of Dallas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Dallas Independent School District and ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Behind ESPN/ABC Sports Boss, Jerry Jones is Most Powerful Man in Sports.

    The morning after his Dallas Cowboys find themselves two wins from clinching a wild-card spot, owner and general manager Jerry Jones is still pretty high -- which is to say, he sits at No. 2 on Sports Business Journal's list of sports' 50 Most Influential figures. Jones is behind only George Bodenhe ... More >>

  • News

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Boy Blunder

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

  • Culture

    June 1, 2006


    Take Me Out swings for the fences, then slowly runs out of game

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Rained Out

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

  • Dining

    November 20, 2003

    The Real Thing

    Fake it at Sushi@Manhattan's

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003


    Hey, sailor, wanna give some money to a good cause?

  • Culture

    September 10, 1998

    Juan for all

    Gonzalez's RBI record doesn't mean a thing unless the Rangers win the West

  • 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

  • Culture

    May 14, 1998

    Safe at third

    When Fernando Tatis' game struggled, he kept his head down and his mouth shut

  • More >>