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Texas Rangers are American League Champion!

Posted on 10/22/2010 8:21:12 PM PDT by Tolsti2

Down the the Yankees, oh yeah!


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: yankees; yankeesuck
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To: nralife

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.

151 posted on 10/23/2010 12:18:28 AM PDT by BlueDragon (....other than that we aint nothin' just good 'ol boys...)
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To: Tolsti2

Even better news for them is the fact they saved Lee to pitch game one of the world series.


152 posted on 10/23/2010 4:26:50 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: re_nortex

P1 here in Mesquite. Wife hates it when I use her car and change her station.


153 posted on 10/23/2010 8:58:24 AM PDT by gop4lyf ("Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.")
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To: Tolsti2
Anyone remember this former Ranger?


154 posted on 10/23/2010 9:36:06 AM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: BlueDragon
The one page had the Spurs named DFW Spurs, while the other has them as Dallas/Fort Worth Spurs. The latter is correct and it may sound more natural to you.

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!

155 posted on 10/23/2010 11:15:13 AM PDT by nralife
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To: Tolsti2

May they crush either of those teams from those outrageous leftist and corrupt cities.


156 posted on 10/23/2010 11:41:53 AM PDT by doug from upland (Barack Hussein Obama - making Jimmy Carter look better every day)
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To: nutmeg; mylife

YEEE-HAWWWW, boys and girls and assorted others!!!
Yip-yip-yip!!! Alla da way wit da Rangers!!!
Let’s go....


157 posted on 10/23/2010 11:50:02 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Chi-Le! Chi, Chi, Chi!! Le, Le, Le!! Los Mineros de Chile!!)
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To: yield 2 the right
God and Jesus Christ just uttered on TBS by the ALCS MVP!!!!!!

Amen and amen. I heard that!!

158 posted on 10/23/2010 11:52:09 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Chi-Le! Chi, Chi, Chi!! Le, Le, Le!! Los Mineros de Chile!!)
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To: nutmeg

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.


159 posted on 10/23/2010 11:57:22 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Chi-Le! Chi, Chi, Chi!! Le, Le, Le!! Los Mineros de Chile!!)
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To: cleveland gop
Was W there tonight too?

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...

160 posted on 10/23/2010 12:02:25 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Chi-Le! Chi, Chi, Chi!! Le, Le, Le!! Los Mineros de Chile!!)
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To: cleveland gop
Was W there tonight too?

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...

161 posted on 10/23/2010 12:03:02 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Chi-Le! Chi, Chi, Chi!! Le, Le, Le!! Los Mineros de Chile!!)
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To: nralife

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.


162 posted on 10/23/2010 3:37:49 PM PDT by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: nutmeg

Of course the best part of all this is no more baseball games on TBS...until next year.


163 posted on 10/23/2010 6:08:03 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: cookcounty

HA! I have a good friend that gave me the same answer about Cowboys Who? You OSU people are great fans!


164 posted on 10/24/2010 9:16:57 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Pappy Smear

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.


165 posted on 10/24/2010 4:45:27 PM PDT by Treeless Branch
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To: Hoodat

Frank Howard? Sure do...watched him put a few in the seats at games in Baltimore and Washington...


166 posted on 10/24/2010 4:48:33 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: nutmeg

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.


167 posted on 10/24/2010 4:53:18 PM PDT by Treeless Branch
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To: magglepuss

You were right on the money!

Class-level: AA

Major league affiliations:

Baltimore Orioles (1969-71)
Houston Astros (1968), Chicago Cubs (1965-7)

More interesting reading here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas-Fort_Worth_Spurs


168 posted on 10/27/2010 11:26:08 PM PDT by nralife
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To: BlueDragon

Tom Vandergriff just passed away:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2649571/posts


169 posted on 12/30/2010 4:17:30 PM PST by nralife
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To: nralife
Thank you for the ping. That was quite thoughtful of you. I would have missed it.
170 posted on 12/31/2010 11:03:38 AM PST by BlueDragon
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To: BlueDragon

You’re welcome. Happy New Year!


171 posted on 01/01/2011 1:31:33 AM PST by nralife
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