Skip to comments.Texas Rangers are American League Champion!
Posted on 10/22/2010 8:21:12 PM PDT by Tolsti2
Down the the Yankees, oh yeah!
I remember attending a Spurs game there. But I sort of remember the team being referred to, wrongly but fairly commonly, as the "Turnpike Spurs" more than the "DFW" Spurs as the text next to the photo at your provided link states that team was named.
They were part of the White Sox farm system? Triple A? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
I do remember 'ol gravel-voiced Tom Vandergriff. He did quite a bit for Arlington. Elected back when folks were still arguing over para-mutual horse racing (which had many years ago taken place not too far from where the stadiums are now). More out towards where the failed Six Flags Mall is (was? have they torn it down?) but not quite that far East.
Even better news for them is the fact they saved Lee to pitch game one of the world series.
P1 here in Mesquite. Wife hates it when I use her car and change her station.
Yes, White Sox sounds right. Have no idea about AAA or the like.
Six Flags Mall is still there and open, albeit with a number of vacancies. The Forum 303 Mall a few miles south of there has been demolished and replaced with a large trucking/warehouse complex.
The ruins of the old racetrack stables for Arlington Downs were found on the south side of Division St. (south of the ballparks), just to the west of Stadium Drive. Oil States Rubber Company was just east of the stables.
Tom Vandergriff was a good guy. He did do a lot for the city. He served one term as a Congressman and was I believe swept out of office during the Republican Revolution. He went on to be a judge and may still be serving. Unsure about the last part.
Have a great day!
May they crush either of those teams from those outrageous leftist and corrupt cities.
YEEE-HAWWWW, boys and girls and assorted others!!!
Yip-yip-yip!!! Alla da way wit da Rangers!!!
Amen and amen. I heard that!!
SoCal has a bit of investment in the Rangers too, having sent Angel Vladimir Guerrero (gotta love the name) to Texas, and he comported himself well yesterday evening with 3 ribbies.
I'm pretty sure I saw him, standing discreetly behind Nolan Ryan and wearing a plain white shirt. This was from a news clip as I did not watch on TV, only listened to the game on radio. The ESPN announcers were quite disappointed with the Yankees going down, I could tell...
I'm pretty sure I saw him, standing discreetly behind Nolan Ryan and wearing a plain white shirt. This was from a news clip later as I did not watch the game itself on TV, only listened on radio. The ESPN announcers were quite disappointed with the Yankees going down, I could tell...
The Spurs might have been AA. A clue to who they were farm for...I remember seeing Don Baylor play for them when I was about 10 years old. He was drafted in 67 by the Orioles.
Of course the best part of all this is no more baseball games on TBS...until next year.
HA! I have a good friend that gave me the same answer about Cowboys Who? You OSU people are great fans!
Interest is huge. Texas is a huge baseball state, tons of pro players are from here. And Dallas loves a winner. The other thing is that the team is VERY likeable and good citizens too.
Frank Howard? Sure do...watched him put a few in the seats at games in Baltimore and Washington...
It is GREAT. I was lucky enough to sit a few rows behind the President at a yankees game this season. It brings a tear to the eye to hear the applause he gets. Makes me very proud of my state.
You were right on the money!
Major league affiliations:
Baltimore Orioles (1969-71)
Houston Astros (1968), Chicago Cubs (1965-7)
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Tom Vandergriff just passed away:
You’re welcome. Happy New Year!
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