• Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    To Promote New Play About '66 Cowboys and Sportswriters, Mike Shropshire Tells All

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    For Sale: Rangers Jersey Worn by Team's First Manager, Some Dude Named Ted Williams

    Courtesy Heritage Auctions​Spent 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Nachos and Baseball at the Stoneleigh P

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    "The Old Rangers Are Gone."

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 5, 2006

    Bleeding Orange and Red

    Shropshire chronicles the Red River Shootout

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Life's a Pitch

    David Clyde was supposed to save the Texas Rangers. Thirty years later, he just wants 27 days of his old life back.

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    From Soup to Nuts

    Sportswriter Bob St. John remembers the not-quite-glory days

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Sam and Larry

    The Winedale Tavern has an eclectic clientele. And at least one impostor.

  • News

    December 5, 1996