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Sammy Sosa

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Ten Year's After Son's Suicide, a Father Takes His Anti-Steroid Crusade to Congress. Again.

    Taylor Hooton had just turned 17 when, in the summer of 2003, he hanged himself. It was a shock to everyone: his family, his friends, his teammates on the Plano West baseball team, where he expected to be a starting pitcher the next season. There was at least circumstantial evidence that the suicid ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    In the World Series Match-Up Between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, Don't Dismiss the Impact of Tony La Russa

    St. Louis CardinalsTony La Russa on the field at Busch Stadium yesterday afternoon.​For whatever reason, my relationship with baseball went from casual to deeply committed bordering on obsessive during the 1986 baseball season. Like most kids growing up in North Texas, my father taught me to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Let's Get This DH Situation Addressed: Rangers Should Re-Sign Vladdy or Risk Getting Worse

    Sam MertenVladimir Guerrero​While the Texas Rangers waited for Cliff Lee to make up his mind, the best options to fill the team's hole at designated hitter flew off the board. The Chicago White Sox snatched up the two best fits, re-signing Paul Konerko for three years at $12.5 million per season a ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    'Roid Rage: Mark McGwire - Yawn - Apologizes to Baseball

    ​I guess the question at this point is, do you give a crap? About baseball players and their steroid use? During the 1998 Major League Baseball season I went to Houston a couple times as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to cover the magical home-run chase between the St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Rangers Fans Set to Party Like It's 1999

    eBay​Ruben Sierra had two comeback stints with the Texas Rangers. Juan González and Sammy Sosa, one. Now, it's 37-year-old Ivan "Pudge" Rodríguez's turn to return to Arlington. Hit it, Prince.

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    June 2, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Horrible Ideas Edition

    Was just over on Unfair Park reading Schutze's take on the latest missle fired into the hull of the Trinity River Toll Road Waste Of Time Project. From the city that gave us the CueCat, plastic dividers on HOV lanes and P.C. Cobb Stadium downgraded into an InfoMart, this might be our dumbe ... 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

    December 11, 2008

    Typical Rangers: 10 Years Late and a Dollar Short

    Your Texas Rangers are the type of guy who would go out and buy a classic '57 Chevy - in '67. They invite you over to check out their new 8-track tape player. And - 10 years after being left at the altar by an All-Star pitcher in his prime - they keep throwing millions at Randy Johnson. In 1998 ... More >>

  • Film

    October 16, 2008

    W. Reminds Us of What We'd Rather Forget

    Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?

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    July 1, 2008
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    June 12, 2008

    The Texas Rangers' Milton Bradley, the Hot-Head with a Hot Bat, Has Gotta Go

    When the Texas Rangers signed Milton Bradley this offseason, I was elated; Richie Whitt, not so much. At the time, I said Bradley could be an interesting trade chip, much like Eric Gagne and Kenny Lofton were last year. And now that Bradley's having an all-star caliber season -- and another all-star ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2008
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    March 3, 2008

    Why Can't the Texas Rangers Always Play the Kansas City Royals?

    SURPRISE, Arizona -- After a week in Arizona I can honestly say the Texas Rangers have a chance to win the World Series. That is, if the league suddenly dissolves to just them and the Kansas City Royals. The Rangers beat K.C. 8-7 yesterday, improving to 3-0 against their Spring Training bunk mates. ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Sunset on Sundance

    At this year's fest, there were some curveballs and at least one knucklehead

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Another Texas Rangers Loss

    Gregg Eklin was one of the only guys on the Rangers' payroll who did his job well. So of course Tom Hicks had him canned. Terrell Owens’ humility coach. Marion Jones’ image consultant. Lindsay Lohan’s liver. And at the top of the list of the world’s most difficult jobs: Senior Director of Ba ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Rangers: The Texas Treadmills

    Your Rangers yet again perfect the art of going nowhere fast

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    The Texas Rangers Provided Us With Yet Another Season in Hell

    Another season, another last-place finish, another shrug, another yawn. In the wake of an obscure 75-87 disappointment that has already camouflaged itself alongside the other 22 losing seasons in franchise history, you’d like to hear something drastic or at least different from the Texas Rangers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007
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    July 12, 2007

    Boy Blunder

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

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    George Bush Really Focused on Things That Matter -- Like, Oh, Michael Young, Maybe?

    This morning, the Washington Post goes inside the mind of George W. Bush -- and finds that it's a very cold and lonely place. Seems the man's not terribly interested in talking politics these days; he prefers spending his time with "authors, historians, philosophers and theologians" with whom he con ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    Rangers Redux

    Desperate for an assist from Dallas, the Rangers implement yet another rebuilding plan

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    June 27, 2007

    Lil' Nellie All Growed Up

    You might not know this, but Donn Nelson was a pretty good college ball player too. Last week, Tom Hicks re-signed wonderboy Jon Daniels to run the Ranger’s sinking (though surprisingly more buoyant of late) ship through 2009, even though the team has one of the worst records in baseball and Danie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    June 18, 2007

    Sosa What

    Quite the Father’s Day. Tiger Woods, all mondo buffed (how long till the steroid whispers arise?), gets bested by Angel (ahn-HELL) Cabrera, a pudgy, chain-smoking Argentine known as “The Duck." The Texas Rangers actually win a series, when supposed ace Kevin Millwood wins his first start in two ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Cheaters Never Win?

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

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2007

    The Rangers are No Hit. Literally.

    "Going through a big-league lineup three times without anyone getting a hit -- that's pretty impossible." So said Chicago White Sox leftie Mark Buehrle moments after beautifully blanking Your Texas Rangers last night, throwing a no-hitter that was one fifth-inning walk away from being pitch-perfect. ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    Mood Swings

    The Rangers' hitting coach is remarkable, resilient and really good at his job

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    April 4, 2007

    Eight Runs, Reruns -- All the Same to the Rangers

    I still can't believe this is how Ed Bark spends his time: watching local TV ratings so, thank God, the rest of us don't have to. And I do love this tidbit from this morning's ratings recap: The Mavs' hardfought, Dirk-less road win over the Sacramento Kings averaged 171,360 homes and easily was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2007

    Welcome Wagon

    Tony Blei Sammy Sosa was more than so-so this spring. Which doesn't mean anything, we know. Less'n he can pitch. The Texas Rangers invite you to show up tonight as the team returns from spring training. Especially if you can pitch. I praise the Rangers' pitching staff one day, and next thing you k ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Play It Again, Sammy

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

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    March 26, 2007

    So Here's To You, Mr. Robinson

    Robinson Tejeda will pitch Your Texas Rangers' home opener in a few days. Oh...joy? The Rangers' pitching staff looks decent -- which, putting it in perspective, means it's as good as any time since the late 1990s. Kevin Millwood's a workhorse ace. Vicente Padilla is a bulldog. And newcomer Brandon ... More >>

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    March 21, 2007

    So-So Sosa

    MESA, ARIZONA -- I come to you today live from HoHoKam Park, better known as Wrigley West. It's the little ballpark here where the Chicago Cubs hibernate in the winter. The quaint joint is littered with retirees with bald heads, beer bellies and baseball scorebooks. There are as many walkers in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2007

    Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

    Is it us, or does Eric Gagne look like Seth Rogen from The 40-Year-Old Virgin? SURPRISE, ARIZONA -- No, this guy didn't show up and go dumb yesterday afternoon here at Texas Rangers spring training. But this guy went deep. Twice. Which, for a team in desperate need of some thump from its outfield, w ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    American Eagle

    March Madness ain't nothing compared to Ambush Alley

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • News

    February 8, 2007

    Washington Monument

    New Rangers manager injects hope and, yep, even optimism in Arlington

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Sounds Like Richie Could Use Some Baseball

    Ron Washington has us all very excited about the Rangers this season. Which means, of course, they'll still suck. But we'll be excited about it. You'll have to wait until 6 tonight on TNT to find out if Josh Howard joins Dirk Nowitzki as an NBA All-Star. And you'll have to wait until next week to le ... More >>

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    January 30, 2007

    A Horse is a Horse is a Horse, Of Course

    Cue the twinkling piano, usher in Jim Nantz's hushed, reverent tones and get PETA on speed dial, because I'm about to beat a dead horse. While Sammy Sosa and Mike Singletary are coming to town, Barbaro is gone. The tributes, of course, are pouring in. During the eight months the Kentucky Derby winne ... More >>

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    January 17, 2007
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    March 30, 2006

    The Curse of Sucking

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

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Play It Forward

    Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003

    Teatro Tells the Tales

    Childhood stories go bilingual

  • Film

    April 13, 2000

    The Moses of baseball

    Hank Greenberg documentary hits a home run

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Shelf life

    Quartet Out is finally Welcome to the Party

  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    The Moses of baseball

    Hank Greenberg documentary hits a home run

  • Calendar

    January 14, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 14 - 20, 1999

  • Culture

    November 6, 1997

    Here's the pitch

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

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