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  • 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...
  • Rangers' Josh Hamilton wins American League MVP Award

    11/23/2010 12:52:36 PM PST · by txroadkill · 10 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/23/2010 | Evan Grant
    There is more than honor that goes along with being the first overall pick in a draft. There is responsibility. Responsibility to do something special. Josh Hamilton has fulfilled his responsibility. Tuesday afternoon Hamilton capped off a special season by being named the American League's Most Valuable Player. In the 45 years since Major League Baseball began holding an amateur draft, he is only the sixth overall first pick to end up winning the game's highest individual award.
  • CROWD ROARS AT WORLD SERIES As Bush Zings a Strike to Start Game 4

    11/01/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 102 replies · 2+ views
    What a moment! George Bush 41 and George Bush 43 entered the stadium together tonight to throw out the first ball at the World Series. THE CROWD ROARED. Then GW threw a strike to home plate catcher Nolan Ryan to start off game 4. Barbara Bush was taking photos in the stands. What a wonderful moment.
  • Rangers no longer stirring excitement in old D.C. home

    10/30/2010 10:59:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    AP/Boston Herald ^ | 10/30/10 | AP/Boston Herald
    <p>WASHINGTON — When the Texas Rangers finally made the World Series, there was only one logical reaction from old-time baseball fans in the nation’s capital.</p> <p>"First Minnesota, and then Texas. My heavens!" Charlie Brotman said. "Everybody but the real thing is there."</p>
  • "We Always Believed We Were the Better Team"

    10/23/2010 3:32:32 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 18 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 23, 2010 | Yours Truly
    The bad news is that Texas Rangers fans won't be seeing Cliff Lee for a few days at least. That's because of the good news that New York Yankees fans won't have to look at Lee assassinating their heroes yet again. And that's because of the worse news for Yankee fans that, when next they see their heroes, the club may be altered slightly (it usually is) but their heroes won't be brandishing the World Series rings to which their fans think they're entitled every year. They have the Rangers to thank for that. It couldn't possibly get any better...
  • Lee's Price Climbs Ever Higher

    10/20/2010 8:45:18 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 10 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2010 | MIKE SIELSKI
    It was a testament to how well Cliff Lee pitched Monday in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series—eight shutout innings, two hits, 13 strikeouts—that the most treacherous moment of his night occurred after he had beaten the Yankees. As he sat down for his postgame news conference, he slipped on his chair and became tangled in a microphone wire. A look of panic crossed the faces of the two Texas Rangers teammates who flanked him, Josh Hamilton and Michael Young, as if they feared a freak injury to their ace might sabotage their chances of reaching the World...
  • The Wrong Dimension of Sight, Sound, Mind . . .

    10/16/2010 11:54:15 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 5 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 16, 2010 | Yours Truly
    I'm still trying to figure out how the Texas Rangers blew an American League Championship Series Game One they practically had in the bank. How did the Rangers strafe CC Sabathia early and chase him in the fourth inning only to end up losing a one-run game because a bullpen that was a regular-season wonder turned out to be full of bull Friday? How did Texas starter C.J. Wilson, as fresh after a weeklong layoff as Sabathia wasn't, space it for a split second covering first base and let Brett Gardner turn a top-of-the-eight-opening grounder to first into an infield...
  • They Used to Be Senators . . .

    10/15/2010 9:48:12 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 15 October 2010 | Yours Truly
    The easy part of the American League Championship Series will be enjoying the pitching showdowns in which Cliff Lee is involved for the Texas Rangers. Yea, verily, even against the Empire Emeritus. All things considered, the Rangers' and the Yankees' pitching may be about equal, if you don't consider advantage, Lee. It's the Rangers' first trip to any postseason series off a postseason series win. It's the farthest the franchise has gone since its birth in 1961. You say you forgot, or didn't realise the Rangers were that old? Gather 'round, pop the tab on a cold one. Learn how...
  • Rangers Beat the Rays

    10/12/2010 8:39:27 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 10/12/2010 | me
    OMG!OMG The RANGERS WIN IT!!!For the first time in club history the Texas Rangers have won a Post Season Series!!!!  BRING ON THE YANKS!!!!!
  • News Corp. mulling buy of Texas Rangers: report

    08/02/2010 10:47:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 3+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Aug. 2, 2010, 11:04 a.m. EDT · | David B. Wilkerson,
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- News Corp. is considering an acquisition of the Texas Rangers baseball franchise, according to a published report, in a move that would allow it to reap rewards from the team's resurgence in the standings. The company is "learning toward" entering a bid at the Rangers' bankruptcy auction Wednesday, the New York Post reported in its Monday editions, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation. (The Post is also a News Corp. publication.) A News Corp. spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a MarketWatch request for comment. The media conglomerate's broadcast holdings include a number of regional Fox...
  • [Texas] Rangers fan who fell from [2nd deck] balcony a north Texas firefighter

    07/07/2010 2:37:27 PM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies · 1+ views
    KHOU.com (Houston, Texas) ^ | July 7, 2010 | Jason Whitely and Craig Civale
    ARLINGTON, Texas — A baseball fan fell from the second deck at Rangers Ballpark Tuesday night while reaching for a foul ball, injuring himself and four other people. ..." "It’s a tough scene at the ballpark right now," one TV announcer said in the moments after the fall. ..." Morris’ friend Kevin Conner said Morris suffered a head injury and sprained ankle but no internal injuries, and he was joking with friends and family Wednesday. Conner said Morris is expected to be released soon from a Fort Worth hospital. Morris even got a visit from Nolan Ryan, the Hall of...
  • Texas Rangers file for bankruptcy

    05/24/2010 9:18:47 AM PDT · by cowtowney · 43 replies · 1,706+ views
    Forbes ^ | 5/24/2010 | Michael Ozanian
    The Texas Rangers have filed for bankruptcy protection. It did not have to come to this. But by favoring a sale of the team from Tom Hicks to a group led by Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan rather than a richer, better capitalized deal that was being offered, Major League Baseball angered Hicks' creditors who stood to get shafted by the sale to the Greenberg group. Now the Greenberg deal is dead, Tom Hicks is reeling from an insane amount of debt and MLB may have to fund the team like it did last season. One must ask: What was...
  • MLB may seize Rangers, avoid creditors

    05/03/2010 12:09:14 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 20 replies · 704+ views
    ESPNDallas ^ | Update: May 3, 2010, 2:45 PM ET | Richard Durrett
    Major League Baseball is considering seizing ownership of the Texas Rangers in an attempt to finalize a deal to sell the club to the group headed by Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg and club president Nolan Ryan, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPNDallas.com on Monday. The Sports Business Journal, citing several sources, first reported Monday that the league could take control of the team under the "best interests of baseball" rule and sell the group to Rangers Baseball Express to avoid creditors blocking the agreement. That could provoke the creditors to take legal action, which might include an involuntary...
  • Critics: Elite rangers NOT welcome at Texas border

    09/24/2009 4:01:20 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 28 replies · 2,410+ views
    ap ^ | 09.24.09 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press Writers Christopher Sherman And Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press Writers – Thu Sep 24, 3:37 pm ET McALLEN, Texas – Rancher Mike Landry recently came upon a group of unarmed men dressed in camouflage burglarizing his guest house and stealing a truck from his 11,000 acres in Terrell County, rugged country bordering the Rio Grande in West Texas. A couple of shots over their heads from his hunting rifle kept nine of them, all Mexican citizens, in place until Border Patrol agents arrived. "It has really gotten to be pretty spooky,"...
  • 12-Year-Old Boy at Texas Rangers Game Beats the Odds, Wow!

    08/17/2009 5:11:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 1,876+ views
    bleacherreport ^ | Scott Spradling
    Last night I was watching the Texas Rangers play the Boston Red Sox, and I ended up seeing one of the most incredible odd-defying feats I have ever seen at a baseball game. In the 5th inning Josh Hamilton for the Rangers was batting and hits a foul ball into the stands. Not that big of a deal right but the really cool thing is it was caught by a 12-year-old boy (the only info we have is his name is C.J. from Cedar Hills, Texas) with his glove cleanly. It was smiles and high-fives all around and I was...
  • Clyde and Bonnie Died for Nihilism

    07/31/2009 4:15:40 AM PDT · by metesky · 18 replies · 2,923+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July/August 2009 | Stephen Hunter
    By far the movie’s gravest insult to posterity, however, is its treatment of the Texas Ranger captain, Frank Hamer, who may (or may not) have been instrumental in bringing them down. As seen in the movie, Hamer (played by Denver Pyle in an uncharacteristically dour performance) is a kind of harsh Puritan ideologue, so righteous that when Bonnie (whom Dunaway has made us love) flirtatiously poses for a funny snapshot with him, he spits savagely in her face. He considers her so morally tainted that he is sickened by her. Then later, like a serpent in a garden, he coos...
  • Bush being honored by Rangers with suite

    06/18/2009 8:03:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 405+ views
    AP?Google ^ | 6/18/09 | staff
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The owner's suite at Rangers Ballpark is being renamed in honor of former President George W. Bush. Bush is also the former managing general partner of the Rangers, a position he held from 1989-94 before being elected governor of Texas and later as the 43rd U.S. president. After the completion of his second term in the White House earlier this year, Bush moved to Dallas. His first big appearance locally was throwing out the first pitch at the Rangers' homer opener April 6.
  • Texas Rangers To Pay Tribute To Muslims With Half Price Tickets

    06/05/2009 5:41:34 PM PDT · by writer33 · 40 replies · 1,551+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/05/09 | Chris Davis
    Arlington, TX—In order to get a piece of the action, the Texas Rangers will pay tribute to Muslims all over the world by halving half price tickets and parking for all Muslims that attend their game on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The Texas Rangers will play the Los Angeles Dodgers in interleague play, and feel that since Obama has praised the entire Muslim world, that they should also do the same thing, knowing that America has become a “Muslim Nation.” Many have speculated that this may be a bad move, but the owner—Tom Hicks—assures people that this is simply taking...
  • Texas Rangers Institute Fines For Good Play

    04/08/2009 11:14:23 AM PDT · by writer33 · 17 replies · 568+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 04/08/09 | Chris Davis
    Arlington, TX—Having grown weary of competition, General Manager Jon Daniels announced that there will be a series of fines for good play. The announcement came Tuesday, April 7, 2009, in hopes of curtailing the success of the franchise during an economic malaise. According to Daniels, the decision wasn’t a difficult one. He insisted that success is a negative reminder to the unemployed, and that “feelings of guilt could cause tragedy amongst family members and baseball fans.”
  • Bush Throws First Pitch At Rangers Home Opener [Gets Standing Ovation!]

    04/06/2009 9:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 1,011+ views
    AP Report ^ | April 06, 2009
    Bush throws first pitch at Rangers home opener The ball easily makes it over the plate and to Josh Hamilton's mitt April. 6, 2009 ARLINGTON, Texas - Former President George W. Bush wound up his right arm with two windmill whirls, then fired a high strike to help the Texas Rangers start the season Monday. In his first big appearance locally since moving to Dallas from the White House, Bush received a standing ovation and overwhelming cheers from a crowd of about 40,000 after the public address announcer said, "We welcome home the 43rd president." Bush, the team's managing general...
  • Bush returns to Arlington for first pitch (with video)

    04/06/2009 9:47:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies · 1,619+ views
    MLB.com ^ | 4/6/09 | TR Sullivan
    ARLINGTON -- Former President George W. Bush received a strong standing ovation from Rangers fans as he walked to the mound on Monday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. Bush was joined at the mound by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and three military heroes: Gen. Jeffery Hammond of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, 1st. Sgt. David McNerney of Houston -- winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor in Vietnam -- and Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell, winner of the Navy Cross for heroism in Afghanistan. Bush threw a strike...
  • Play Ball! President Bush Throws Out First Pitch At Texas Rangers Game (Video)

    Baseball is Back! Play Ball! I miss this man.
  • Hamilton: From heroin to home run hero

    08/31/2008 1:56:40 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies · 145+ views
    Minnesota Christian Chronicle ^ | August 2008 | Art Stricklin
    As Major League Baseball showcased its stars in famed Yankee Stadium, the player who emerged from the All-Star break as the biggest star of all, Texas Ranger outfielder Josh Hamilton, spent most of his time pointing to someone greater than himself. Hamilton, whose career and his life were nearly ended by drug addiction, wowed the masses in person and on TV during Monday night's Home Run Derby, but he used his national platform to give credit to God for his athletic ability. "I can't believe what God has done in my life and how quickly He has done it," Hamilton...
  • Along border, hunters become hunted

    11/30/2006 6:46:24 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 6 replies · 888+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Thursday, November 30, 2006 | Mike Leggett - Outdoors
    -Attack on Americans on private ranch may signal shift in Laredo-area violence- I'm surprised it hadn't happened sooner, hunters being attacked or kidnapped along the border. The news that Laredo businessman Librado Piña Jr., his son and three other men were kidnapped Sunday from Piña's ranch just across the border in Coahuila was shocking in the brazen way the attack was carried out. Less surprising was the fact that it happened. According to news reports from Laredo, Piña, his son Librado Piña III, David Mueller of Roscoe, plus Fidel Rodriguez Cerdan and Marco Ortiz were taken hostage by a group...
  • The Texas Rangers Prayer--a soldier's prayer

    08/14/2006 2:39:05 PM PDT · by Democracy In Iraq · 2 replies · 2,340+ views
    I recently came across the following prayer written many years ago by a chaplain of the Texas Rangers. It seemed a fitting prayer for our service men and women today (with the references to Texas obviously substituted for less pleasant theaters of combat), and I'd like to share it with any fighting men and women among us on FR: The Texas Ranger Prayer O God, whose end is justice, whose strength is all our stay, be near and bless my mission as I go forth today. Let wisdom guide my actions, let courage fill my heart and help me Lord,...
  • Was Texas built on ethnic cleansing?

    11/21/2005 9:47:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies · 1,757+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | November 20, 2005 | Mike Cox
    Was Texas built on ethnic cleansing? Assertions in book by an Oklahoma history professor might rile proud Texans. By Mike Cox SPECIAL TO THE AMERICAN-STATESMAN Sunday, November 20, 2005 Last summer, while I was visiting my bookseller friend Felton Cochran in his San Angelo bookstore, he picked up a copy of the fall University of Oklahoma Press catalog and with clear disdain showed me a blood red photograph of a Comanche chief wearing a U.S. Cavalry hat with a star on its crown. The "X" in the word "Texas" had been superimposed over the Indian's face in red ink. "Have...
  • Rogers apologizes for shoving cameramen

    07/06/2005 5:53:35 PM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies · 382+ views
    WORLD ^ | 7/6/05 | STEPHEN HAWKINS
    Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers apologized Wednesday for last week's tirade against two TV cameramen that sent one to the hospital and prompted a police investigation, but said he has not decided if he will go to next week's All-Star game. Rogers, who is appealing his 20-game suspension for the outburst, apologized to fans and the cameramen in his first public comments since the June 29 episode. He declined to take questions, and said he was speaking against the advice of his lawyer. "I feel compelled to come before you and express my deep regret for my actions," Rogers said....
  • Texas Ranger pitcher Kenny Rodgers attacks reporters. Breaking..

    06/29/2005 4:41:53 PM PDT · by No Blue States · 103 replies · 5,395+ views
    dfw local news | 6-29-05 | self
    Breaking in DFW, Texas Rangers Pitcher Kenny Rodgers attacks Fox Reporter and others. Did anyone in the DFW area just see it on the news? Reporters have the right to be on the field.. He totally lost his cool. One reporter left on a stretcher. Charges will be filed.
  • 'Roid rage SPORTS: Accused players cry foul as Jose Canseco Takes a Swing at Baseball

    02/23/2005 12:59:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 802+ views
    WORLD MAGAZINE.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2005 | JOHN DAWSON
    Instead of pitchers and catchers, the opening of baseball's spring training seemed preoccupied by syringes and steroids. One day after stores began selling former American League MVP Jose Canseco's book of doping allegations, the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, and Cincinnati Reds opened their training camps. In his first press conference, Yankees manager Joe Torre faced a torrent of questions about the proliferation of performance-enhancing drugs in America's pastime, with the subject taking the first half-hour of the 45-minute session: "It doesn't go away, unfortunately." In light of the quick sales of Mr. Canseco's new book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant...
  • Jose Canseco on the next 60 Minutes (Of course, since "Bush knew")

    02/12/2005 2:26:52 PM PST · by Guillermo · 21 replies · 961+ views
    CBS ^ | 2-12-05 | William
    Just saw the ad for the upcoming Interview with Jose Canseco, this Sunday on 60 Minutes. Big surprise they booked him, seeing as he said Bush knew about all the Steroid usage while he was the Managing Partner of the Texas Rangers.
  • Bill of Indictment - CBS and the Growing Evidence Tampering Checklis

    10/06/2004 6:23:31 PM PDT · by dalight · 16 replies · 652+ views
    ratherbiased.com ^ | 10/05/04 | BummerDietz
    As Memogate moves out of the journalistic fiasco phase and into a more legalistic phase, the strength of CBS Legal’s Felony Abatement Plan (also known to prosecutors as ‘tampering’) will be put to test. There is ample evidence of criminal intent by CBS both pre-broadcast and post-broadcast. One as-yet unrealized consequence (other than to CBS Legal) is that communications between a lawyer and client are no longer privileged when the subject matter is furthering a crime or a fraud. The Texas forgery code provides that publication of two or more fake government documents is a felony. Hence, discussions between CBS...
  • Texas Att'y Gen'l Launches Rathergate Probe

    09/29/2004 11:19:41 PM PDT · by kattracks · 146 replies · 5,424+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 9/30/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has launched a criminal investigation into forged military records allegedly obtained from President Bush's National Guard file that were aired by CBS News two weeks ago, referring a congressional request for the probe to the investigative division of the Texas Rangers. "On Wednesday 52 Republican congressman urged the Texas attorney general and the U.S. attorney in Lubbock to investigate who created a bogus document at the heart of the now-discredited CBS News story accusing Bush of shirking his Guard duty," the Fox News Channel's Major Garrett reported. The congressional letter read in part: "We request...