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    July 10, 2012

    All-Star Ballpark Food From Around the Country

    Searching for photos of amazing ballpark food is like a self-inflicted wound. At the end of it all, I'm overwhelmed with the pain I've caused myself. Thanks to everyone's inclination to take pictures of food they eat, here's an ode to great ballpark food. (With one caveat: no hotdogs. That's a whole ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Four Other "Big Four" Shows We'd Love To See

    ​The recent Big Four shows featuring thrash-metal kings Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer and Anthrax were massive, epic spectacles that were barely contained by the huge venues they were performed in -- legendary spots such as the Coachella-approved Empire Polo Club and Yankee Stadium, and some Europe ... 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 >>

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    September 20, 2011

    The Real Rangers' Race is in Detroit, Not Anaheim

    ​Nothing like a good baseball pennant race. Too bad this year there ain't one. No divisional "race" is closer than 5 games in the season's last week and even the Wild Card is producing nothing more dramatic than a two-game edge. With another Angels' loss Monday the Rangers inched closer to a ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Going, Going ... Yawn. How to Fix Baseball's Broken All-Star Gala.

    ​Not appearing tonight at baseball's All-Star Game: Derek Jeter, Jose Reyes, Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, C.C. Sabathia, David Price and Albert Pujols.Injuries can't be helped, but the mid-summer classic needs to be fixed. From last night's boring home run derby to tonight's exhibition, ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Ann Margolin Endorses Mike Rawlings

    ​Only a handful of city council members have so far stayed away from offering their endorsements in the mayor's race, among them Angela Hunt and Ann Margolin. But that changes today: Mike Rawlings's camp sends word that the District 13 (meaning, Rawlings's) rep has thrown her support behind the fo ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    The Greatest Individual Playoff Performance in the History of Dallas-Fort Worth Sports. Is Dirk's Dominant?

    ​The Mavs can play better than they did in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals. For the first time in the playoffs they allowed 100 points, 112 to be exact. The Thunder grabbed 11 offensive rebounds and, according to Mavs' coach Rick Carlisle, corralled 13 of the game's 20 loose bal ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    March 31, 2011

    Listomania: Ten Songs To Help The Bronx Zoo Cobra Stay Strong

    If you hold on for one more day, things'll go your way.​The infamous, mostly deadly, 20-inch snake that vanished from a Bronx Zoo's Reptile House five days ago (and may or may not have created a Twitter account in the process) was captured this afternoon. According to the Huffington Post, the thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Sad to See Eric Nadel Not Win ... and Leave

    ​On a professional note, too bad Texas Rangers' iconic voice Eric Nadel didn't win the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting this morning at baseball's winter meetings. He was edged out by Dave Van Horne, who's been calling games (for Expos and now the Marlins) for 42 years. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Barack Obama and Our Most Athletic Presidents

    ​Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    November 2, 2010

    The Top 10 Best Moments From the Texas Rangers' 2010 Playoff Run

    ​And what a ride it was ... 10. After an generous incorrect no-call on a check swing, Michael Young blasts a three-run homer to center field on the next pitch as Texas races to a 5-0 lead in Game 2 of the ALDS en route to a 2-0 series lead in Tampa Bay. 9. Presidents Bush and Dubya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Five Reasons Why Your Texas Rangers Will Keep Postseason Badass Cliff Lee Next Season

    Photos by Sam MertenCliff Lee tosses in the outfield on July 11 following his first start with the Rangers.​Ever since New York Baseball Digest's Frank Russo posted his "Five Reasons Why the Yankees Will Sign Cliff Lee" on Monday, it has made the rounds, and several of my fellow Texas Rangers ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    October 21, 2010

    2010 ALCS GAME 5 - Yankees 7, Rangers 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The better team didn't win Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, but the more desperate team did. The Rangers are on a magical, unprecedented playoff roll, but asking them to be good enough - to be mature enough - to sweep the 95-win defending champions in New York was unrealistic. Those of ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    2010 ALCS Game 4 - Rangers 10, Yankees 3: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    This guy is the Yankees' only hope. In other words, 'tis over.​10. And that, my friends, is why I wanted the New York Yankees. Between CC Sabathia and Mariano Rivera, this is a flawed pitching staff. Just ask the Rangers, who in this series have posted 5, 7, 8 and 10 runs in building a comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Hard Times in New York Town

    ​Writes Mike Lupica in this morning's New York Daily News: "So it has come to this for the Yankees, after the Texas Rangers threw them down another flight of stairs, trying to throw them all the way out to 161st St., all the way into next season. It has come to CC Sabathia trying to keep them aw ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    2010 ALCS - Rangers-Yankees: Game 5 Preview

    Can it end right here? Right now? Abso-friggin'-lutely!​Pssst, I'm not supposed to talk about this. Like a no-no in the 7th inning, baseball's unwritten etiquette says you're not supposed to whisper a word about celebratory plans. Especially when you're on the enemy's fabled field. But ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Rangers vs. Yankees: The Mismatch is, Ironically, a Mismatch

    ​As expected, this thing is a blowout. Not even close. Think about it: The New Yankees entered the American League Championship Series with 41 AL pennants; the Texas Rangers 0. The Bronx Bombers play in Yankee Stadium; the Rangers in a ballpark once controlled by broke-ass bum Tom Hicks. The ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    2010 ALCS - Rangers vs. Yankees: Game 4 Preview

    ​The Texas Rangers lead the ALCS over the New York Yankees, 2-1. In Monday night's Game 3 they waltzed into fabled Yankee Stadium and laid an 8-0 whupping on the Bronx Bombers. The Rangers have dominated the series, out-scoring New York 20-8 with five of the Yankees' runs coming in that epic ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Yankee Stadium: Is It Really So Great?

    ​I was prepared to be in awe. To be mesmerized. To shrink in the midst of baseball's ghosts and glory. But, I gotta tell ya, new Yankee Stadium is just a ballpark. Can't believe this place cost more to build than Cowboys Stadium. And can't believe people actually pay for seats waaaay up wher ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    2010 ALCS - Rangers-Yankees: Game 3 Preview

    ​Look at it this way, if Cliff Lee beats the Yankees here tonight in Game 3 of the ALCS they'll have to beat the Texas Rangers in three consecutive games or else face him again in Game 7 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Saturday. Advantage: Rangers? Of course to take a 2-1 series lead the ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    The Big Apple: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    You are looking liiiiiiiiive!!!​10. Got my bag checked and my toothpaste confiscated at D/FW Airport. Do I look that guilty? 9. I'll never get tired of flying into New York. That skyline is one of the best views on Earth. 8. Nothing more unnerving than the cab ride from LaGuardia Aipor ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    2010 ALCS Game 3 - Rangers 8, Yankees 0: My Top Observer-ations

    About 90 minutes after this pic, Josh Hamilton went deep to start a Rangers' romp in The Bronx​10. How dominant was Cliff Lee tonight? I sat in the right-field seats of Yankee Stadium in the middle innings and I swear fans were wildly cheering foul balls managed by Nick Swisher. Any contact ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Oct. 1, 1996: Where Were You When the Rangers Won Their Playoff Game? Their Only One.

    ​The defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys were 2-3 under Barry Switzer and on their way to a playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Dallas Mavericks were embarking on a season that started with head coach Jim Cleamons and the Three Js -- Jason Kidd, Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Texas Rangers v. Tampa Bay Rays: An ALDS Preview

    ​Be careful what you ask for. For the most part, seems like baseball fans in our parts feared the New York Yankees. Household names like Jeter and A-Rod and Pettite and Rivera and the 27 World Series have a way of intimidating opponents. Oh yeah, and the 1-9 playoff history against the Bronx ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Texas Rangers Fans: Let's Go Yankees! Clap ... Clap ... ClapClapClap!!

    ​I've seen Mavericks' forward Popeye Jones inadvertently tip a jump ball into his own basket, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers two points. I've seen Cowboys' defensive lineman Leon Lett inexplicably attempt to recover a blocked field goal on an icy Thanksgiving field at Texas Stadium, handing t ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    At Monday's Yankees Game, a Few New Yorkers Offered Jerry Jones Some Very Good Advice

    After Sunday's Worst Loss Ever (this week, anyhow), Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones hopped up to NYC to take in Yankees-Rays. Upon his departure from Yankee Stadium, Jerruh was accosted by a few fans in search of a signature, which he was only too happy to provide. But some Bron ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Two Out of Three Owners Ain't Bad

    Two sports items with which to begin your Friday, starting with the news that the NBA's looking into comments Mark Cuban made earlier this week to CNNMoney's Poppy Harlow concerning his interest in LeBron James. That's the interview in question above. But, in short: Was the Mavs man tampering by eve ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.20.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Screw me. I've been inside Cowboys Stadium a dozen times now and never noticed there wasn't an American flag hanging somewhere. JumboJerry will do that for you. When during the National Anthem the ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    The Texas Rangers and Their Holland Tunnel

    Now isn't the time for potential. It's the time for production. Right?​The Rangers' past is sucky and their future is murky. There are frightening skeletons in the closet and financial potholes down the road. The present, however, smells delicious. That's why Derek Holland should be taken o ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Some Random, Frustrated Thoughts on Your Texas Rangers

    Yeah, he had some help. But he blew it.​*Catching and throwing the ball has rarely been a problem this season, but yesterday's 5-3 loss was hideously reminiscent of years gone by. First off, I blame C.J. Wilson. The worst thing you can do when protecting a 1-run lead is walk the l ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.28.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Okay, let me snap off this Olive branch and extend it to the Christians this week. Peace? *Props to 103.3 FM ESPN Radio's Randy Galloway for landing the first in-depth interview with Texas Rangers ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Rangers 10, Yankees 9. Frank(ie)ly, That Was Too Close For Comfort.

    ​Random thoughts after a roller-coaster, thrilling, frustrating, sweat-stained best game of the Rangers' season: *From 0-4 to 2-4 to 7-4 to 7-5 to 10-5 to 10-9, seriously, what a damn entertaining baseball game. *Elvis Andrus turns 21 today. His baseball IQ turns 219. *I watched the game ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Hey Josh Hamilton, WWJD?

    ​My problem isn't that Texas Rangers' All-Star Josh Hamilton got drunk, took off his shirt and playfully licked whipped cream - and vice-versa - off three hot females in an Arizona bar last January. My beef isn't that a born-again guy who continually tells us I Am Second decided to - acc ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    The Downtown Site Where Robert Johnson, Bob Wills Recorded Takes Its First Significant Step Down Path to Destruction

    Paula Bosse​Here we go again -- though, perhaps, for the final time.Unfair Park has learned that this week, Glazer's Distributors and Colby Properties, the owners of 508 Park Avenue downtown, filed with the city a certificate of demolition that would allow for the razing of the former Warner Bros. ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Are They Real or Fake?

    When it comes to your Texas Rangers, we're about to find out. Starting tonight at Yankee Stadium, the Rangers play their next 13 games against baseball's best teams - New York, the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers. Each of those teams is at least five games ab ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    The 2009 Starting Pitcher for Your Texas Rangers: Dubya

      This is not the time to talk politics. It's the time to talk baseball. I'll put my liberal left leaning on hold today because the Texas Rangers have announced - no surprise - that former Prez and former co-owner George W. Bush will throw out the first pitch before next Monday's season op ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    December 21, 2008

    My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

    I never claimed to be a great writer. Even a worse photographer.Nonetheless, armed with an iPhone and a life's worth of memories, I'd be honored if you'd allow me to take you on a tour of Texas Stadium's final night. Follow me. Right this way. Here it is. The house that Tex Schramm built and Tom Lan ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Athletic Presidents in U.S. History

    A taller, more liberal Avery Johnson? Obama vs. McCain? Let’s see, McCain is a Phoenix Suns fan who played junior varsity football in high school and boxed in the Navy. Eh. Obama is a White Sox fan who threw out the first pitch in Chicago before Game 2 of the ’05 ALCS. He led Occiden ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008

    The Texas Strangers

    Another in a long line of shining, yet ultimately hollow moments. Another American League All-Star Game victory. Another significant Rangers contribution to the win. But in the big photo, does it really matter? Texas shortstop Michael Young provided the game-winning sacrifice fly in the ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008

    The Great Hambino

    Wow. Babe Ruth may have built the house, but Josh Hamilton brought it down. I’m not much into Home Run Derbys – or baseball, for that matter – but the Texas Rangers’ slugger last night provided one of those goose-bumpy moments that remind us why we watch sports. In one of the most m ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    So, Yes, a New Hard Rock Cafe's Coming to Dallas. Hard Rock Hotel Too.

    Gone, but absolutely not forgotten. A very curious note this morning, courtesy The Miami Herald. Because in its story about the Seminole Tribe striking a deal to put a Hard Rock Cafe inside the new $1.3-billion Yankee Stadium, along with an eatery called NYY Steak, there was this reference to the tr ... More >>

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    January 28, 2008

    Your Texas Rangers Are Bidding on Hosting the 2015 All-Star Game

    The program from the Ballpark's sole hosting of MLB's All-Star extravaganza Spent a cold, damp, freaky foggy Saturday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for the team’s annual mid-winter Fan Fest. Biggest news: A li'l baseball birdie told me the Rangers are in the process of officially bidding to hos ... More >>

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    May 17, 2006

    Nein!!

    So how is it exactly that a baseball team can blow a 9-0 lead? Marijuana muffins, you say? Dude, I've got one even better. Texas Rangers. Nuff said. Well, actually, let's say a little more because last night at Yankee Stadium your Rangers made history. Texas led the Yankees 9-0 in the second innin ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Perfect Town, USA

    Frisco wants to lure Andy and Opie with a Starbucks. Why is that an evil plan?

  • Culture

    May 4, 1995

    Bad start

    Everything seems different at the Ballpark--except on the field

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