Texas Rangers Acquire Ryan Dempster: Let the Dueling Harry Caray Impressions Begin

Today was the trade deadline in Major League Baseball. Your Texas Rangers missed out on their No. 1 starting pitcher target (Zack Greinke, who ended up with the Angels), but they were happy to pick over the remaining carcass of my Chicago Cubs today by landing Ryan Dempster.  (Not to mention getting catcher Geovany Soto […]

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Forbes Lists Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers Among World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams

Forbes magazine ranked the world’s 50 most valuable sports franchises, and your Dallas Cowboys came in tied at No. 3 with the New York Yankees, both teams valued at $1.85 billion.   Two of those European clubs that play that sport where matches are allowed to end in scoreless ties finished on top. Much of the […]

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Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington Gets Two-Year Contract Extension

Seems about right.  Take your team to the World Series two years in a row, even if your managerial decisions may have allowed for a heartbreaking Game 6 collapse, and you’ve earned two more years on the job. He should be in the dugout in Arlington through 2014 at least. Congratulations, Wash. We’re looking forward […]

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Outrage Over Rangers Tape is Weird, Misplaced

Why all this outrage (sub. req.) over the Rangers’ “leaked” audiotape? As in the latest hot-mic incident revealing our leaders’ true thoughts about Israel’s prime minister, seems like folks ought to be relishing, not damning, such entertaining glimpses behind the curtain. Especially at a time when phonied up and scripted is the order of the […]

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Bethlehem Shoals on the Presence of George W. Bush at Rangers Games

Friend of the show Bethlehem Shoals (of FreeDarko and, soon, The Classical) has a piece up at Deadspin today about the most notable Rangers fan. A taste: His face, like Nixon’s, should probably be shamefully totemic. Yet subjected to repeated shots of Bush, interpolating them into the game as I would any other recognizable face in a baseball […]

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Top 5 Reasons For Texas Rangers Fans to Hate, Hate, Hate the St. Louis Cardinals

So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. –Sun Tzu, predicting a Rangers sweep in the 2011 World Series Texas Rangers fans, you know yourselves. Now it’s important that you take a moment to come to know the enemy. I’m […]

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Texas Rangers Chew Their Way Through Playoffs

As I’ve said before, I’m a lifelong Rangers fan. I’m as thrilled as anyone about their second consecutive World Series berth. But I’m also thoroughly disgusted by the ridiculous amounts of chaw that several players shove in their mouths before taking the field. Nelson Cruz and Neftali Feliz, in particular, look like they’re each struggling […]

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