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Rusty Greer

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Tom's Treats Tries, But Nothing Can Replace Cookie Talk. Except This List.

    Video: Tom's Treats: Rangers vs. Angels - 07.31.12 Maybe you experienced the awkwardly awesome Cookie Talk segment(s) during the Rangers broadcast. Maybe you didn't. For those suffering from the latter, above's a tip of the amazing iceberg that is now Tom's Treats. Squirming yet? Thought so. Cooki ... More >>

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    August 6, 2011

    Upon His Return to Arlington, David Clyde on His Bittersweet Legacy as a Texas Ranger

    Via historicimages-store on eBayThe 18-year-old David Clyde being informed he's now a Texas Ranger in June 1973​We began talking at 11:55 Thursday night and wrapped up some time after 1 Friday morning. But, what else did he have to do? "I'm just drivin'," he said, "somewhere on I-45, a little clos ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    The Return of David Clyde, Ruben Sierra, Charlie Hough, Buddy Bell and Mickey Tettleton

    ​My 8-year-old has himself a new hobby: collecting baseball cards, which now involves semi-regular trips to Nick's, where, last week, they told him the signed Curtis Wilkerson he found in an old box of Topps commons was real, all right, and worth a good ... what ... 25 cents? Ah -- but what's it w ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Josh Hamilton and His Head-First Sliding: Super or Stupid?

    ​Didn't see this with my own eyes, but apparently around 1 a.m. this morning the Ranger who just spent six weeks on the disabled list with a broken arm suffered in a head-first slide ... slid three times head-first in one memorable, moronic trip around the bases in Texas' weather-ra ... More >>

  • 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

    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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    December 21, 2010

    Ten Sports Items From Yesterday That, In My Humble Opinion, Are Worth a Look-See

    What's Favre's legacy? You tell me.​10. Christmas came early for Mavs fans, as Dallas ended the Heat's 12-game winning streak with an entertaining 98-96 victory last night in Miami. My wrap-up is forthcoming, but until then, Wilonsky over at Unfair Park showed us the team's official Christmas gift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Clint Hurdle Gone. Batter Up?!

    ​Neftali Feliz is the American League Rookie of the Year. Deservedly so. Cliff Lee's Arkansas friends can't imagine him leaving Texas for New York. Fingers crossed. But now Texas Rangers' hitting coach Clint Hurdle is the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. What becomes of Josh Hamilton's ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010
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    April 4, 2010

    Everything Old is New Again in Arlington, On the Brink of a New Rangers Season

    Patrick MichelsMichael Young takes a few cuts before Friday night's exhibition.​For the first time since fall, the smell of hot dogs on the grills overtook the Ballpark in Arlington Friday afternoon, as the stadium came rumbled back to life for an evening exhibition against the Royals -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.30.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I take absolutely no very little joy in D Magazine's Inside Corner sports blog going belly up any second now. Evan Grant is a solid baseball Xs and Os writer and I'll follow his work back to Dalla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    The Ticket's Great (Goofy) Game

    UncleBarkyI've heard of the 20-20 feat in baseball. But never the 20-20 final score. I was at a premiere party/fundraiser last night and unable to attend The Ticket's second annual "Great Game" at Frisco's Dr Pepper Ballpark, but from what I'm gathering it was - as expected - a unique, m ... More >>

  • News

    September 18, 2008

    The Great Digit Debate

    Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?

  • 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 >>

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    May 9, 2008
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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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    March 27, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    February 27, 2008

    Play Ball! Notes from Texas Rangers Spring Training, Thus Far.

    CharleyPride.com The Pride of North Texas: Charley Pride, that is, an annual fixture at Rangers spring training SURPRISE, Arizona -- Eight months from now we’ll either remember this as the day your Texas Rangers commenced a stunning turnaround. Or, more likely, the day they unofficially officiall ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Tom Hicks is Now a Global Billionaire Bozo

    He's a vilified clown of an owner on two continents. Or at least he should be.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Hard Ball in the Courtroom

    A Friend of Unfair Park shoots us a fascinating, inside-baseball lawsuit filed Tuesday in Tarrant County. In it, the Texas Collegiate Baseball League, the 4-year-old college summer baseball league, accuses seven of its teams of conspiring to take control of the league or destroy it altogether. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    Fergie Jenkins to Pitch at Ballpark Tonight. Jim Sundberg to Catch. Really.

    Jamey Newberg sends word this afternoon that should you be heading to the Rangers Ballpark tonight to see Texas take on Tampa Bay -- and, really, why would you be doing such a thing? -- there's actually something kinda neat taking place before the first pitch. Jamey suggests getting there early for ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Boy Blunder

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

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    June 21, 2007

    Texas Rangers Hall of Fame -- Oxymoron Much?

    In our in-box this a.m.: TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS FROM: TEXAS RANGERS COMMUNICATIONS SUBJECT: HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT -- TODAY The Texas Rangers Baseball Club will announce their 2007 Hall of Fame Class TODAY, June 21, at noon in the media interview room. All local media are invited to attend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    Last Places or Famous Faces?

    You could head out to Arlington this weekend to watch the dreadful Rangers take on the equally horrible Houston Astros in a laughable battle for something called the Silver Boot. Ya know, cheer our “hero” Sammy Sosa, who smacked all except 587 of his 600 homers in uniforms other than Texas'. (If ... More >>

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    June 20, 2007
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    July 27, 2006

    It's "Hardline" Out Here for a Wimp

    Mike Rhyner, left, returns to host "The Hardline" with Greg Williams today. But Greggo all by his lonesome? Not bad, buddy. Not bad at all. Of my experience yesterday co-hosting "The Hardline" on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) with the mighty Greg Williams, let me say this: Radio is hard. Very, very har ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    A Kinky Wednesday

    The Man Who Would Be Guv will be on The Ticket Wednesday. So will I. That's a lotta Jews for sports talk radio. If you listen to KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket)--and if you don't, you must, you must--you know that Greg Williams, one half of the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. show "The Hardline," is hosting the show fo ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    The Young and the Peerless

    Baseball's best-kept secret plays in your backyard

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    March 30, 2006

    The Curse of Sucking

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

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Welcome Back

    Gabe--Kapler, not Kotter--returns, but what does that mean for the Chad?

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    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

    October 5, 2000

    Push the Panic Button

    The Rangers have their worst season in years. The reaction? Ho hum, wait till next year.

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    June 29, 2000

    Positive reinforcement

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

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Liberation front

    Two local Web sites hope to bring Dallas music to the world

  • 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.

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    March 18, 1999

    Talking up The Ticket

    Or: Why The Fake Johnny Oates is better than the real thing

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    September 24, 1998
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    July 9, 1998

    Do over

    Todd Van Poppel doesn't have to be great anymore, just good enough

  • Culture

    May 14, 1998

    Safe at third

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

  • 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

    March 5, 1998

    Stopped short

    Kevin Elster was through with baseball once, but it was not finished with him

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    November 6, 1997

    Here's the pitch

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

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