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Rafael Palmeiro

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Former Rangers Prez Mike Stone Talks About Helping to Save the Fort Worth Cats

    You can buy this 1953 Cats-Oilers game program for a mere $38.​Longtime Friends of Unfair Park will recall: In early 2009, United League Baseball co-founders John Bryant (yes, that John Bryant) and Byron Pierce said that come time for first pitch 2010, they would have a minor-league ballclub on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Sierra Missed: Three Former Texas Rangers Are Now on the Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    ​Juan Gonzalez and Rafael Palmeiro made their debuts on the Baseball Writers' Association of America's 2011 Hall of Fame ballot -- and didn't even come close to finishing near the Top 10 vote-getters. Raffy, poor Raffy, came closest with 64 votes; Juando trailed just behind Palmeiro with 30, two a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Rangers 7, A's 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Only thing funnier than Oakland trusting Rich Harden is Comedy Central's Tosh.0. 9. Michael Young countdown to 3,000 hits is at 953 ... 952 ... 951. 25 3-hit games most ever by a Ranger in a single season and the guy most of us thought wouldn't be a Ranger this year now has a career-hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Mitch Moreland Closes the Case at Rangers' 1st Base

    ​First place, thanks to 1st base. With his 11th-inning homer to beat the looming storm last night in Arlington, Mitch Moreland not only provided a walk-off win over the Houston Astros but also further cemented our confidence that he's the Rangers' 1st baseman of the present, and the futu ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    Leonys Martin's Long Ride to Center

    The Rangers' newest prospect fled communism in Cuba for center field in Frisco. He won't be there for long.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    My Top 21 Texas Rangers in the History of Ever

    ​C.J. Wilson was superb in last night's much-needed win over Seattle. Pedro Strop is gone. Mark Lowe is back (uh-oh). Tommy Hunter and Nefali Feliz are getting close. And dazzling Cuban defector Leonys Martin is fast-tracking our way.In the middle of a very transitory Rangers season I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Comedian Daniel Tosh Persuades Me That Barry Bonds and Other Roiders Are HOF'ers

    Courtesy danieltosh.comDaniel Tosh​As a big fan of Tosh.0 -- a 30-minute show on Comedy Central featuring YouTube clips and jokes from comedian Daniel Tosh -- I set my TiVo for Sunday's premiere of Tosh's stand-up special Happy Thoughts. Finally got around to watching it last night. It sucked. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    So, Matthew Morrison, Tony Romo and Erin Andrews Walk Into a Dinner Party ...

    WireImage​No doubt you were too busy to attend last night's Super Bowl shindigs. So once more into the breach -- or WireImage, which has invites to all the best parties. Like, once more, the private Audi Forum dinner party at the Rachofsky House, where Glee's Matthew Morrison found himself amongst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Yo, Adrian! Rangers Officially Ink Beltre to Six-Year, $96 Million Contract

    Photos by Sam MertenJon Daniels, Adrian Beltre, Ron Washington and Scott Boras celebrate Beltre's new contract. Nolan Ryan, Chuck Greenberg and Thad Levine were also on hand for the occasion.​As we speculated on the night Cliff Lee agreed to his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... 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

    December 1, 2010

    Two Texas Rangers' Sluggers That Won't Be in Baseball's Hall of Fame

      Rafael Palmeiro. Juan Gonzalez. A combined 1,003 home runs. A combined 0% chance of getting inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. The reason? Steroids, of course. Both former Texas Rangers' sluggers are on this year's list of candidates and - sans the drug thing - could make a great case f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Rangers vs. Yankees: The Mismatch is, Ironically, a Mismatch

    ​As expected, this thing is a blowout. Not even close. Think about it: The New Yankees entered the American League Championship Series with 41 AL pennants; the Texas Rangers 0. The Bronx Bombers play in Yankee Stadium; the Rangers in a ballpark once controlled by broke-ass bum Tom Hicks. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Rangers 4, Twins 3: My Top 10 Observations

    ​Live from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington ... 10. News of Vladimir Guerrero's imminent demise were, in retrospect, premature. His sixth-inning homer to left gave the Rangers their fourth consecutive win - another playoff-esque, 4-3 triumph over the Minnesota Twins - and dwindled thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    The Top 10 Greatest Players in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​If you watched Sunday's 7-2 win in Milwaukee, you'd think Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis (two hits, including a key two-run single) is a better hitter than first baseman Justin Smoak (0-5 with five strikeouts). If you've been watching forever, you're convinced it's time to ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2010
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    March 18, 2010
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    June 17, 2009

    The Top 10 All-Time Texas Rangers in the History of Ever

    Very cool moment last night: The greatest player in Texas Rangers history - now a Houston Astro - smacks a 5th-inning homer and receives a standing ovation. Stay classy, Arlington. On a day when Toby Harrah and Ruben Sierra were elected into the Rangers' Hall of Fame, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.13.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know the Mavs have the NBA's longest sellout streak at 301 games, but the fans at American Airlines Center just don't get it. Thursday night's tense game with the Celtics was tied at 91 until Boston's P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Your Texas Rangers: The Steroid Sluggers

    Part of the shrapnel from the *A-Roid bombshell: Not that it manifested itself in any sort of team success, but there's no denying that the Texas Rangers now have more big-name stars linked to performancing-enhancing drugs than any professional team this side of a European cycling club. Ruben Sierra ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008
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    December 12, 2007
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    September 25, 2007

    Batter Worlds

    From human hands, to leather gloves. On the heels of the highly successful and semi-controversial exhibition delving into the human body, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science this week debuts its kindler, gentler endeavor -- baseball. In conjunction with the State Fair of Texas, the DMNS will host ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    How to Get Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Yesterday: Body Worlds. Tomorrow: Batter up. On the heels of the highly successful exhibition delving into the human body, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science’s next endeavor will be a historic examination of baseball. In conjunction with the State Fair of Texas, starting Sept. 28 and running ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Cheaters Never Win?

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

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Play It Again, Sammy

    Can the Rangers' oldest rookie leave his diva days behind and deliver?

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    Where Did You Go, Raffy Palmeiro?

    The Rafael Palmeiro most of us remember, before the steroid test that ruined his career. This morning's Baltimore Sun contains the first interview with former Texas Rangers first baseman Rafael Palmeiro since Congress cleared him of lying under oath. The paper's reporting that a year after failing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2006

    Hapless on the Hilltop

    OK, so let's hear it. It's been a week since SMU fired basketball coach Jimmy Tubbs and promised the reasons went far beyond the wrist-slap NCAA violations of buying players hamburgers and lending them cups of laundry detergent. If there's more to the story--and there'd better be--it's time for outg ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    The Curse of Sucking

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

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Rained Out

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

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Jazz Club

    Sambuca Jazz Cafe

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003

    History Lessons

    The Smithsonian brings modern artifacts

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003

    Texas Twister

    Cowboys and Texans kick off

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Pernice Brothers

    Yours, Mine & Ours (Ashmont)

  • 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

    September 19, 2002

    He Knows the Score

    Herbert Perry plays only until the next big-contract kid comes along

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    He's Baaack

    That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Buzz

    Don't have a cow

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    The A-Team

    Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.

  • Culture

    June 29, 2000

    Positive reinforcement

    The Rangers and their fans continue to see the team's glass as half full

  • Culture

    June 10, 1999

    Ain't that a kick?

    Tatu has been a Dallas Sidekick for 15 years -- in case you hadn't noticed

  • 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.

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 11 - 17, 1999

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Anywhere but here

    1998 was a great year for sports...just not in Dallas

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Getting to first base

    Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?

  • Culture

    November 6, 1997

    Here's the pitch

    The Texas Rangers can't buy a win unless you pay up

  • Culture

    June 8, 1995

    The boy of summer grows up

    A sorely tested Kenny Rogers matures into a pitching ace

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