Heritage Auction GalleriesFor the longest time I've had this auction item sitting on my desktop: a chair said to be from the Cotton Bowl circa 1960-'62, during the Dallas Texans' days at Fair Park. Heritage is parting with the curio this weekend, during the same auction at which it's offering the ... 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 >>
Texas RangersGives you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside, doesn't it?It's finally here. Pinch yourself. Your Texas Rangers are back in the World Series, and this time feels much different than last year's playoff run. There's a confidence flowing through my body that just wasn't there before, a ... More >>
Yes there's a question mark in that headline, because -- as always -- I'm a little confused. On Tuesday we got this press release from your Texas Rangers about star slugger and American League Most Valuable Player Josh Hamilton: Arlington, Texas--Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was d ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If Bill Parcells fit too snug and Wade Phillips was a size too loose, Jason Garrett fits juuuuust right. *Maybe I'm naive and gullible and biased in favor of Garrett, but until otherwise I'm ... More >>
Before we go any further, click here. You'll find a picture taken on May 29, 1972, in Arlington, during a Texas Rangers-Oakland Athletics game at what had only months before been Turnpike Stadium. The photo features then-Rangers skipper Ted Williams arguing with home-plate ump Jim Odom over a str ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsTeresa Fullen downed 2 pounds, 14 ounces of queso to claim the first Mattito's Bob Armstrong title.This year's Cinco de Mattito's party featured a mechanical bull, a live band that played "Smooth" at least twice in 20 minutes, and the first annual Bob Armstrong queso eating ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ho hum, The Ticket's dynasty rolls on as one of the most dominant entities in sports. In September's Arbitron PPM ratings - I hear, by the way, that only 1,400 meters are used to garner these numb ... More >>
Southwest's James Parker hopes his book takes off
For the first, and almost certainly the last, time in metroplex sports history, Your Dallas Observer softball team is the hottest sports squad in town. (This is usually where'd I insert a snappy, informative link, but, c'mon, we can't even get our allegedly powder-blue T-shirts -- a la the Texas Ran ... More >>
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The Texas Rangers better win the pennant this year, if only to atone for subjecting fans to two decades of baseball hell. Mike Shropshire chronicles the team's cursed early years in an exclusive Observer excerpt.