As I've noted a few times, Mike Shropshire's Seasons in Hell, about the "worst team in baseball history" (the '73-'75 Texas Rangers), is my favorite sports book; probably has something to do with being raised on the '73-'75 Texas Rangers. Anyway.On a very related note, a Friend of Unfair Park sen ... More >>
Courtesy Heritage AuctionsSpent the better part of last night re-re-re-re-re-reading Mike Shropshire's Seasons in Hell, about the '73 to '75 Texas Rangers, which wasn't really the worst team in baseball, though it makes a great story. (The '74 Rangers finished second in the AL West, behind Oaklan ... More >>
The Stoneleigh P's red neon sign serves as a beacon for those driving by. It also casts half the ambient light inside the bar, echoed in the burgundy painted walls. The televisions show the baseball game but not many are watching; the jukebox is filling the space with a mix of '70s pop. Two cooks ... More >>
That quote, from Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg, is the theme of this morning's World Series round-up.It comes from an interview in USA Today concerning the prospects of keeping Cliff Lee, which doesn't sound like the impossibility others have made it out to be; says Lee, beating the San Fra ... More >>
Shropshire chronicles the Red River Shootout
David Clyde was supposed to save the Texas Rangers. Thirty years later, he just wants 27 days of his old life back.
Sportswriter Bob St. John remembers the not-quite-glory days
The Winedale Tavern has an eclectic clientele. And at least one impostor.