Found March 24, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
  With the baseball season so close you can already smell the sausages, a plan to attempt one of the lamest Guinness World Records in history has been announced. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers are hoping to have thousands of fans gather next week and spell out the team’s name using glow sticks. Why? Just because. The Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city of Arlington are looking for 4,200 Rangers fans to show up at parking lot B at 6 p.m. next Friday to hold a blue glow stick. The fans will be arranged so that a giant “Rangers” is spelled out and the results will be filmed from a helicopter and shown on the Ballpark at Arlington video board at the Rangers’ April 6 home opener. Is that the most exciting thing you’ve ever heard? In addition to being the coolest display of commitment in sports history, the Rangers also have their sights set on a Guinness World Record. If all goes to plan, the hope is that they can set the mark for “largest number...

Rangers selling a two-foot, $26 hot dog

Ladies, your baseball dream has come true. The Texas Rangers have finally figured out what you want to eat during a game in the middle of August when it’s like 115 at Rangers Ballpark. Here it is, the 2-foot hot dog that’ll set you back $26. The silver lining is that this meat missile is meant for two consumers. Imagine racing your husband/boyfriend/partner to the middle. So...

$26 Hot dog! Texas Rangers to serve 2-foot, 1-pound wiener

In lyrics for the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” fans ask for some peanuts and Cracker Jack. Now those attending Texas Ranger games, this season, can request a 26-dollar hot dog. According to NBC affiliate KXAS, the menu item is two feet long, weighs one pound, and is just about as big as a baseball bat. Depending on which concession stand you purchase it from, the item...

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish strikes out 11 in exhibition game

High priced acquisition SP Yu Darvish pitched five innings at a Texas Rangers intra-squad games and came away striking out 11 batters that he faced. Darvish has just one remaining start in the Spring Training rotation for the Rangers but pitching coach Mike Maddux believes Darvish is ready for the start of the season. After his performance on Sunday, Maddux told reporters...

Texas Rangers Selling New Hotdog That Weighs One Pound, Costs $26

You can't go to a ballgame without getting a classic hotdog, right? Everybody knows about the Fenway Frank, but the Texas Rangers ballpark has introduced a menu item that is on an entirely different level. After offering a hotdog that weighed half of a pound during this past World Series, the restaurant staff wanted to up the ante, according to a story on Casey Rapp...

Texas Rangers Unveil Massive Wieners

Sorry, perverts. This isn’t some Deadspin-style expose where we hid in Mike Napoli’s locker with a camera and a tape measure. This is a story about hot dogs. Specifically, the one-pound hot dogs that will be offered at Rangers Ballpark this season. Yes, you read correctly. Because the one thing America doesn’t have enough of is fat people, the Rangers announced that they will...

Ogando has 4 2-3 shutout innings for Rangers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Alexi Ogando pitched 4 2-3 shutout innings, Elvis Andrus broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the fifth and the Texas Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night at Scottsdale Stadium. Ogando gave up three hits, walked three and struck out three in his first start of the spring. The right-hander is expected to be a long reliever when...

Video: Yu Darvish Intrasquad (3/25)

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Lone Star Dugout has video from Yu Darvish's minor league intrasquad start on Sunday morning, complete with pitch type and velocity. Darvish allowed four runs but struck out 11 in five innings.

Texas Rangers selling giant $26 hot dog

Report: Red Sox Monitoring Market for Left-Handed Reliever Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez never pitched in a Red Sox uniform despite getting shipped to Boston in a 2003 trade. But he could end up getting his chance if a recent report is accurate. The Red Sox are monitoring the market for Gonzalez, according to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, who notes the less than desirable lefty reliever options available to the club. Gonzalez, who is currently a...

Rangers renovating DH position

It used to be that All-Stars were bestowed the title of "DH" as a late-career master's degree. Familiar names received handsome salaries to take four at-bats per game into their baseball dotage. As recently as the 2007 season, the likes of Frank Thomas, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza, Jason Giambi and Jose Vidro were the primary designated hitters for their...

Angels 3, Rangers 2

Ervin Santana held the Rangers to a run over five innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 3-2 Saturday. Kendrys Morales went 1 for 3 with an RBI single and Alexi Amarista added a run-scoring double for the Angels. Ian Kinsler and Brad Hawpe homered for the Rangers. The Rangers are 1-10 at Surprise Stadium this spring. Santana gave up five hits, walked two and struck out...
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