Six Former Texas Rangers Received Baseball Hall of Fame Votes, Including Aaron Sele, Because Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Is a Joke

No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today, but six former Texas Rangers received votes. It’s almost impossible that any of them will ever get in. Players need to be on 75 percent of voters’ ballots to be enshrined; former Houston Astro Craig Biggio was the closest this year, with 68.2 percent. […]

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‘Big Tex’ Tops Dallas’ Google Searches in 2012

Kick around on Google Zeitgeist for a bit, and you’ll find some interesting nuggets. For instance: the fifth-most searched recipe in the United States was for something called “slutty brownies.” A thin, sultry strip of coconut down the middle? Or just brownies that everyone can enjoy? I don’t know. Anyway, the list of Dallas’ top searches just […]

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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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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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