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  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • Open thread: Obama to deliver statement at 6:45 ET feigning interest in border crisis

    07/09/2014 3:19:39 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 157 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 9, 2014 | AllahPundit
    He’s busy with fundraisers today and probably bowling or miniature golf or something, but he’s going to squeeze in a few brief remarks on why he’s not much interested in summarily deporting the hundreds of thousands of illegals who are on their way from Central America. You ready? The long-awaited tarmac handshake with Perry is already on the books:
  • Rangers fans turn memorial statue into garbage can on opening day

    03/31/2014 7:52:35 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Yahoo Big League Stew ^ | 3/31/14 | Mike Oz
    Did Texas Rangers fans use the statue of tragically deceased fan Shannon Stone and his son Cooper as their opening day trash can? It sure looks like, and if so, we have a winner for the most disgusting photo from an MLB ballpark on baseball's first day.If you've forgotten the story of the Stones, it's a horribly sad one: Shannon Stone fell to his death at a Rangers game in 2011, trying to catch a ball for his 6-year-old son, Cooper. Former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton tossed the ball toward the Stones, who were in the left-field stands, and Shannon...
  • Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers cleared for action after being assaulted in Cleveland

    07/27/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 55 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 27, 2013 | Mark Townsend
    Life on the road can be dangerous for professional athletes. Unfortunately for Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers, he found that out the hard way after the team arrived in Cleveland on Thursday night for their weekend series against the Indians. According to Drew Davison of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Scheppers was attacked by a group of young males in downtown Cleveland after going out for a food run. The assault took place about two blocks away from the team's hotel, and as a result Scheppers was unavailable to pitch on Friday night after suffering a laceration near his left eye...
  • Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers attacked on Cleveland street

    07/27/2013 1:49:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/27/2013 | Evan Grant
    <p>Texas Rangers RHP Tanner Scheppers was not available in Friday’s extra-inning loss to Cleveland because he was dealing with the after-effects of being attacked by “several young males,” on a street two blocks from the team hotel Thursday night.</p> <p>Scheppers said he was out getting food Thursday night when he was attacked and “sucker-punched.” He did not recall the time, but did contact the police. A report was not filed after Scheppers said police told him it was unlikely that anybody would be apprehended.</p>
  • Darvish on pace to fan 300 batters

    06/08/2013 11:51:46 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 4 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 06/09/2013 | Jason Coskrey
    If you watch the home broadcast for one of Yu Darvish’s starts for the Texas Rangers, you will, at some point, hear play-by-play man Steve Busby exhorting, “got him swinging,” after Darvish fans a batter. You’ll hear it a lot, too. After fanning seven Blue Jays on Saturday, Darvish (7-2) leads the majors with 118 strikeouts, and 12.02 strikeouts per nine innings. At his current pace he would become the first pitcher in over a decade to record 300 Ks in one season. While his immense talent was apparent during his time in Japan, after just a little more than...
  • Woman takes boy’s home run ball, throws it on field

    05/01/2013 9:45:22 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 32 replies
    Guyism/Yardbarker ^ | May 1, 2013 | A. Issac
    A home run off the bat of Adam Dunn happily found its way to a young Rangers fan. While the boy celebrated his newfound treasure, an evil, tattooed witch stole the ball and threw it back on the field. The woman and her meathead companion celebrated while the boy sulked. I’ve lost faith in humanity. Here’s a step-by-step look at the boy’s heartbreak.
  • Josh Hamilton Rips Four 2-run HRs

    05/08/2012 7:54:37 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 28 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 5/8/2012 | Richard Durrett |
    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton's torrid 2012 season now includes his first career four-home-run game, all of them two-run shots in a 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Hamilton homered off Jake Arrieta in the first and third innings, added another off Zach Phillips in the seventh and topped it off with a one-for-the-books shot against Darren O'Day in the eighth. During the last at-bat, Hamilton took a mighty hack and missed, lined a foul into right-field seats and then sent an 0-2 pitch over the center-field wall. It marked the 16th four-home-run game in major league history. Hamilton is...
  • Texas Rangers Unveil Massive 'Champion Dog' (two footer,one pound frank including toppings $26)

    03/24/2012 11:06:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/23/12 | The PostGame
    The Fenway Frank and Dodger Dog need to make some room because there is a new champion coming this season. The "Champion Dog" at Rangers Ballpark measures nearly two feet long and weighs a pound, before any toppings are added. The all-beef frank includes a mountain of shredded cheese, chili and sautéed onions. The meal comes with a pile of fries and is designed for four people. At $26, it has a price tag to match too. Shawn Mattox, Sportservice general manager, which handles concessions for the park, was looking for an item that had the "wow" factor. "We just...
  • Rangers won't show Ventura pummeling before White Sox games

    11/03/2011 12:50:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-2-2011 | 'Duk
    Ever since his Texas Rangers collapsed over the final two games of the World Series last week, Nolan Ryan says he hasn't watched the disappointing replay of David Freese's(notes) triple sailing over Nelson Cruz's(notes) head in the ninth inning of Game 6. He doesn't plan to, either. But while Ryan concedes he may accidentally see the replay while watching something else, everyone's favorite fireballer says he's going to make dang sure that another highlight won't be played when the Chicago White Sox come to opening day at Rangers Ballpark next April. That, of course, would be the clip of Ryan...
  • New Eye on the Border - How new technology in Texas is working to protect our country

    10/29/2011 11:18:29 AM PDT · by casinva · 35 replies
    Fox News Video ^ | October 25, 2011 | Staff
    Texas Rangers say "Border cams are working". See linked video! Background: From Governor Perry's Border Security Initiatives Starting in 2005 with Operation Linebacker, the state has sought to provide funding, manpower and equipment to local law enforcement agencies operating along the Texas-Mexico border. The state's latest operation, Border Star, builds on the successes of previous operations with unprecedented local, state and federal law enforcement coordination. With the assistance of the 80th and 81st Legislatures, the State of Texas has been able to appropriate more than $110 million each session to fund and amplify these efforts. In response to a rising...
  • Game 6 is BASEBALL!

    10/27/2011 9:00:23 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 141 replies · 2+ views
    KC ties it again in the bottom of the 9th!
  • MLB World Series Game 4 - St Louis Cardinals AT Texas Rangers - 8:05 PM EDT Fox TV

    10/23/2011 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    St Louis leads the series 2-1. Edwin Jackson (RH) v Derek Holland (LH)
  • Albert Pujols just ties World Series record with 3 home runs in a game!

    10/22/2011 9:13:52 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 71 replies
    MLB ^ | 22 October 2011 | Albert Pujols
    Pujols joins Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth as the only player to ever hit 3 home runs in a single World Series game.
  • MLB World Series Game 1 - Texas Rangers At St Louis Cardinals - 8:05 PM EDT Fox TV

    10/19/2011 4:11:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    10.19.11
    Chris Wilson (LH) V Chris Carpenter (RH)
  • Hold Those Tigers

    10/16/2011 1:04:43 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 4 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 16 October 2011 | Yours Truly
    Jim Leyland was emphatic enough. Seeing Justin Verlander on the mound again this postseason was going to be the best thing, he said, because it would come in the World Series. As for the rest of the American League Championship Series, Verlander wouldn’t even be a topic. Not in the Detroit Tigers’ manager’s mind, anyway. And it proved a moot point after the game, gutsy, but gimpy Tigers took one of the worst elimination beatings in postseason history in Arlington Saturday night. If the Tigers or their minions weren’t going to see Verlander the rest of the postseason, it’s probably...
  • Belt-Trey: Three homers power Texas to ALCS

    10/04/2011 2:59:21 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 6 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 10/04/2011 | T.R. Sullivan
    ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rangers' ultimate goal is to return to the World Series and this time win it. The American League West champions have just removed another obstacle by taking down the Rays in the AL Division Series on their home turf. Adrian Beltre hit a record-tying three home runs as the Rangers advanced to the AL Championship Series with a 4-2 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field on Tuesday afternoon. Ian Kinsler also hit a home run on the second pitch of the game from Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. They...
  • Official defends use of 300 rounds versus drug runners' few shots

    09/28/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT · by shield · 71 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 20th June 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    Team fired 300 rounds in border shootingWESLACO — Answering a smattering of gunshots with a 300-round barrage should show drug runners - their inflatable rafts full of illegal contraband - that Texas law enforcement officers aren't messing around, authorities said. "You shoot a police officer, you're going to be shot back at," said Department of Public Safety DirectorSteve McCraw, dismissing on Friday any notion that the U.S. response to an early morning shootout Thursday with Mexican drug runners on the Rio Grande was over the top. An initial DPS news release said the U.S. officials came under "heavy gun fire."...
  • George W. Bush Among Rangers Fans Who Break Guinness World Record

    06/22/2011 6:32:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 22, 2011 | NewsCore
    Former president George W. Bush was among hundreds of Texas Rangers fans who helped set a new Guinness World Record on Tuesday night for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. While most of the 33,533 people donned shades during the game with the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark, the mark to beat was 423 so Guinness officials only bothered to count two sections of the crowd, MLB.com reported. That group included Bush, who often goes to Rangers games, and club President Nolan Ryan, who were both seen on the big screen when the public announcer told the crowd the...
  • Committe Member irked by park sign

    02/07/2011 2:03:14 PM PST · by Rightly Biased · 18 replies
    The Gazette Enterprize ^ | 1/28/11 | Bob Thaxton
    SEGUIN - One of the signs recommended for installation in Walnut Springs Park drew an objection from a member of the Walnut Branch Committee during the group's meeting Wednesday evening at City Hall. Most of the meeting of the committee concerned city staff recommendations for signage, benches, trash receptacles and a bike rack to be installed in Phase I of Walnut Springs Park which is nearing completion and is scheduled to be dedicated in May. Phase I is the area along Walnut Branch between Court, Guadalupe and Nolte streets. Julian Leal objected to a sign noting the locations of the...