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  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Five Key Holes the Rangers Need to Fill This Winter, and How They Should Fill Them

    Just a few days after the 2012 MLB season kicked off in Japan, one of the elite players scheduled to become a free agent in the coming offseason took himself off the market. The Giants enticed Matt Cain to stay in San Francisco, signing him to a six-year, $127.5 million contract extension -- the mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Albert Pujols Better Than Joltin' Joe? Say It Ain't So!: Texas Rangers-St. Louis Cardinals World Series Preview and Game 1 Open Thread

    Texas RangersGives you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside, doesn't it?​It's finally here. Pinch yourself. Your Texas Rangers are back in the World Series, and this time feels much different than last year's playoff run. There's a confidence flowing through my body that just wasn't there before, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Shark-Infested Waters: Texas Rangers-Detroit Tigers ALCS Game 3 Preview and Open Thread

    via​Wow. What an amazing start to the American League Championship Series for Your Texas Rangers. Two close games. Two incredible wins. Now Detroit has to win four of the next five games to get back to the World Series for the first time since they fell to St. Louis in 2006. Ain't gonna hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Fear the 'Stache: Texas Rangers-Detroit Tigers ALCS Game 2 Preview and Open Thread

    Back in February 2009, I penned a cover story about the Texas Rangers' new philosophy of relying on kiddos from their farm system instead of throwing big money at the likes of Alex Rodriguez, Chan Ho Park and Kevin Millwood. The youth movement was in full swing that spring as Elvis Andrus took over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Rangers-Angels Take Baseball's Center Stage. Or at Least They Should.

    ​There are only two division races in baseball. And only one with playoff implications. As we play the regular season's final month the Tigers, Phillies, Brewers and Braves each have leads of at least 7 games with only 20 remaining. In the AL East the Yankees lead the Red Sox by 2.5, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Josh Hamilton Hits Home Run on Letterman, Featuring a Cameo by Samuel L. Jackson

    Oh, right -- the Texas Rangers, now but half a game up on Seattle in the American League West after losing five straight and eight of their last 10, three of those to the New York Yankees, including yesterday's gut-punching 3-2 loss in 12. The local sports spotlight is all theirs now, and almost as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    All Right, All Right, All Right: McConaughey To Throw Out First Pitch at Rangers Game Friday

    ​Your Texas Rangers play the New York Yankees on Friday night, first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Got tickets? It'd be a lot cooler if you did.Because, see, the Rangers just sent word that Matthew McConaughey will toss out the ceremonial first pitch, right before he heads to Houston to pick up Aerosmith tic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    While Rangers' Bullpen Continues Implosion, Neftali Feliz Says He'll Never Start

    ​Neftali Feliz will pitch Wednesday night in Frisco. But if it's up to him, he'll never pitch in the Rangers' starting rotation. While Texas continues to blow games -- yesterday it was Darren Oliver allowing Hideki Matsui's 10th-inning homer in a 5-4 loss -- and erase the warm-n-fuzzies from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Ten Items Worth a Look-See: Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Fox News Pundit Says Michael Vick "Should Have Been Executed"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    The Case Against Cliff Lee

    ​Whether free agent Cliff Lee chooses to re-sign with the Rangers because of Arlington's proximity to his Arkansas home or bolts to New York for the extra dough, his decision undoubtedly shapes the future of both teams significantly. Yet in all that's been said and written about Lee, rarely do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Josh Hamilton Should Win AL MVP Today. Right?

    ​For months I've been saying that Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton is the best player in baseball. Today he'll at least be validated as the Most Valuable Player in his own American League. Around 1 p.m. Hamilton should win AL MVP, joining Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez ('96, '98), Ivan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Josh Hamilton, the Return of the Comet?

    ​So writes George Vecsey this morning in The New York Times -- referring, of course, to The Commerce Comet himself, Mickey Mantle. Insists the sports scribe, of the myriad comparisons made in recent days -- Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. chief among them, per vanquished Yankees manager Joe Girard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    2010 World Series - Rangers v. Giants: Texas is the Favorite. And Deservedly So.

    ​It's 1972 vs. 1958. It's also, unless I'm seeing something terribly wrong and homerish, a clear advantage for your Texas Rangers over the San Francisco Giants. Right? The Rangers, born in '72, have never been to the World Series. The Giants have been here three times since moving from N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *There's probably some heart-over-head at work here, but I'm picking Rangers in 7. If Neftali Feliz doesn't blow a save and if the Rangers can avoid letting the Yankees' mystique force a mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Oct. 1, 1996: Where Were You When the Rangers Won Their Playoff Game? Their Only One.

    ​The defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys were 2-3 under Barry Switzer and on their way to a playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Dallas Mavericks were embarking on a season that started with head coach Jim Cleamons and the Three Js -- Jason Kidd, Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Texas Rangers v. Tampa Bay Rays: An ALDS Preview

    ​Be careful what you ask for. For the most part, seems like baseball fans in our parts feared the New York Yankees. Household names like Jeter and A-Rod and Pettite and Rivera and the 27 World Series have a way of intimidating opponents. Oh yeah, and the 1-9 playoff history against the Bronx ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Texas Rangers Know Just What'll Stop Current Slide: A Blue Man Group Performance!

    ​This just in from the Texas Rangers' PR Department: On Friday, when Your Texas Rangers open a weekend series against the New York Yankees at the Ballpark in Arlington, Blue Man Group will perform. And not just once. Not just, like, after the game. Far from it:On Friday, Blue Man Group will perfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    It Truly Is a Dream Season as Texas Rangers Inch Toward Home Sell-Out. In August.

    Baseball Almanac​If you were planning on attending tonight's Rangers-Yankees game -- and I was considering it -- be warned: It's damned near a sell-out. Ballclub spokesman John Blake just sent word:As of 1:30 p.m., only obstructed view and scattered single tickets remain for tonight's Texas Ranger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Texas Rangers: Meandering Toward the AL West or Charging Toward AL Home-Field Advantage?

    ​How you looking at your Texas Rangers these days? A) Despite Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Oakland A's they're playing well enough to maintain a comfy cushion in the American League West, holding a 7.5 games lead with only 51 games remaining. B) They were held to two or fewer runs five times on a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Wait. The Texas Rangers Got Cliff Lee?

    ​So tweets New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman. To which MSNBC adds this concerning the pick-up of the Seattle Mariners pitcher:There is no report yet as to who those others may be. Given Texas' financial issues, it's possible that they could be veterans in salary offsets or it could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The Top 5 Uniforms in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​The Texas Rangers broke a four-game losing streak last night with a 9-6 walloping of the Chicago White Sox. But they didn't look good doing it. I know those white beanies atop their head were special Memorial Day caps, but in a word ... Godawful. The Colonial the other day had a pink out. Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Why, Ron Washington? Why?!?!

    ​I like Ron Washington. Really do. It's just that I ... Hey, if this feels/sounds like deja vu all over again it's because it is. Bottom line: I honestly don't think the Texas Rangers' manager is good enough to go with his gut instincts. I'm a quirky, color-outside-the-lines guy, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    And Everyone Stole From Shakespeare, Right?

    ​Not trying to pick a fight here. Promise. I just get really tired/annoyed by almost daily emails and comments to this here blog accusing me of stealing content from 1310 AM The Ticket. Got this one Monday for example: "I read Whitt's End and, seriously you hack, you never have an original t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    10 Questions: Kenny Bowers

    He is synonymous with seafood in this market, having been associated with, oh, Daddy Jack's and Rockfish and Big Fish Little Fish before opening his own multi-purpose place, Kenny's Wood Fired Grill.Recently the Boston native added a new bar space (banking on the cougar image to attract the right cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.6.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Jerry Jones wanted Dan Reeves to pledge working X amount of hours per week. Maybe it's part of the owner's new get-tough policy, but isn't that ridiculous? I seem to remember a head coach around here t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Sure, the Texas Rangers Are Fun and All. But There's Still Some Fixin' To Do.

    Your Texas Rangers' pitching staff and its major-league worst 5.26 ERA continued to prove last night that it rarely has the ability to keep opposing lineups in check, even when the opponent is the worst team in the American League. But the offense continued to do its part, helping Texas rally to gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Past the Halfway Mark, the Texas Rangers Look Like Contenders and Pretenders

    While the All-Star Game is two weeks away, Your Texas Rangers are officially past the halfway point in the season and sit seven and a half games back of Los Angeles in the American League West following last night's drubbing at the hands of the New York Yankees. Which means it's that time of year wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008
  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Cheaters Never Win?

    Don't whisper a word to the children, but hell yeah, of course they do

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Stinko de Mayo

    And then, living at the other end of Funtown, are Your Texas Rangers. Nobody should be rooting harder for the Mavs than the boys who forgot how to hit a baseball. The longer they’re ignored, the better. Remember way back in April, when a goofball columnist doubted Sammy Sosa’s production and ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Nein!!

    So how is it exactly that a baseball team can blow a 9-0 lead? Marijuana muffins, you say? Dude, I've got one even better. Texas Rangers. Nuff said. Well, actually, let's say a little more because last night at Yankee Stadium your Rangers made history. Texas led the Yankees 9-0 in the second innin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2004

    Now Boarding

    Hop on the bandwagon

  • Dining

    October 9, 2003

    Wine Snubs

    Can people really tell a cheap wine from an expensive one?

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    The Buck Starts Here

    New Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter makes the team much better. Problem is, he cant hit leadoff, play center field or pitch.

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Letters

    Winning Hand, Free the Cat, Apology to Permheads

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    The Home Stretch

    From A-Rod to Z-routes, the year that was in Big D sports

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Manifest destiny

    The Dictators are not back. They never left.

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Manifest destiny

    The Dictators are not back. They never left.

  • Calendar

    April 22, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 22-28, 1999

  • 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

    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.

  • Culture

    July 4, 1996

    If hell were a musical

    Faint praise isn't damnation enough for Damn Yankees

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