Our 2013 Best of Dallas award winner, and Observer writer, Michael "Grubes" Gruber, is renowned for nicknaming Rangers players. In fact, if you follow him on Twitter (@tweetgrubes) like thousands of other people do, then his Diamond Tweets covering the Rangers games are largely incomprehensible with ... More >>
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 >>
While the Mavs stare bleakly into James Harden's beard and the Cowboys kick tires ahead of Thursday's draft, the local sports world takes a minute to look longingly in reverse today, over the long, remarkable career of Pudge Rodriguez, arguably the best catcher of all time. (And what is baseball goo ... More >>
You can buy this 1953 Cats-Oilers game program for a mere $38.Longtime Friends of Unfair Park will recall: In early 2009, United League Baseball co-founders John Bryant (yes, that John Bryant) and Byron Pierce said that come time for first pitch 2010, they would have a minor-league ballclub on th ... More >>
Yep, the Angels somehow lost to this laughable outfit again last night -- Anaheim has given up the division by going 5-9 against the A's -- shoving the Rangers' lead in the AL West up to 3 with 15 remaining and trimming their magic number to 13. Nelson Cruz should be off the DL and ... More >>
Via historicimages-store on eBayThe 18-year-old David Clyde being informed he's now a Texas Ranger in June 1973We 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 >>
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 >>
Dave BarnettAbout half an hour ago, Richie posted an item on the Sportatorium: John Rhadigan, hired in January to replace Josh Lewin as the Texas Rangers' TV, play-by-play announcer, is already out. Moments ago, the team confirmed with an Official Statement that follows in full. But long story sh ... More >>
As I've said before, new Rangers' TV play-by-play voice John Rhadigan is one of the nicest people I've ever met. Love him as a friend. Be honored to have him as a neighbor. Or a role model. Whatever. Great dude. But as the voice of my baseball? Um, let's see how he's doing 1/4th into his fir ... More >>
Flickr user: HooverStreetStudiosThe rumor's been circulating for days that John Rhadigan would replace ousted-in-October Josh Lewin as the teevee play-by-play man for the Texas Rangers, pairing him with analyst Tom Grieve. The team just made it official in a release that follows in full. But long ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Tony Romo took girlfriend Candice Crawford to the top of Reunion Tower last night to celebrate her 24th birthday. And then, yep, he popped the question. Very cliched and Dallasy of him, but cool. ... More >>
Is tonight THE night? The lights are on. Clouds are circling but so far nothing but sprinkles. The wind is howling in from the south/right field, which means -- as evidenced by Josh Hamilton's extra-hitting session right now -- the jet stream out to right-center is in full effect an ... More >>
For all of those who suffered through losing seasons in this joint ... here's to us!10. Antlers > Rays. Ironic that the Rangers - who for years and decades floundered playing feast-or-famine baseball founded on the home run - scored their first three runs via speed. Think about it, the ... More >>
One of these men ain't coming back next season.Me, I'm all set for the Texas Rangers to exit the post-season tomorrow -- heartbreak and frustration and despair are prerequisites for being a lifelong fan of a franchise yet to sniff a post-season series win. So, then, I consider this release just i ... More >>
10. Even for cup-runneth-over-in-red-flavored-optimism fans, this ain't good. Your Texas Rangers have lost five in a row (outscored 37-19) and eight of 10, and in the last two nights in Toronto have surrendered a whopping seven homers. Looks more like a slow-pitch softball game with all the ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *By no means am I an alarmist, but we need to see something positive from the Cowboys' first-team offense Saturday night in Houston. One long drive that ends in a touchdown. That's all. Give me that ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenAll-Stars Josh Hamilton and Elvis AndrusAs Richie mentions in this week's paper version of Unfair Park, the Texas Rangers could be headed toward their winningest season in franchise history, as they nabbed their 50th win of the season last night and increased their lead to ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your rope, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't care if you're a puckhead or merely a fan of storybook endings, you had to have been moved (to tears?) by Mike Modano's swan song at American Airlines Center Thursday night. In his final hom ... More >>
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 >>
Trust him at your own peril.Guaranteed your Tuesday was better than the Texas Rangers. Josh Hamilton back on the disabled list. Another reminder why they can never ever trust Vicente Padilla. Allowed a 7-run inning to the Yankees, biggest against them all season. Even TV analyst Tom ... More >>
Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?
David Clyde was supposed to save the Texas Rangers. Thirty years later, he just wants 27 days of his old life back.
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.
A sorely tested Kenny Rogers matures into a pitching ace