Found May 14, 2012 on Sports Media Watch:
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Overnight ratings held steady for the final round of The Players Championship. In other news, the latest edition of MLB on FOX had a double-digit increase from last year, and the Texas Rangers continue to earn strong numbers in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Final Round Overnights Flat For The Players Championship: Final round coverage of the PGA Tour The Players Championship drew a 3.4 overnight rating on NBC Sunday, even with last year (3.4), and up a tick from 2010 (3.3). Third [...]

Hamilton latest Rangers player to get on Twitter

ARLINGTON, Texas With a bit of reluctance Texas superstar Josh Hamilton is the latest member of the Rangers to set up a Twitter account. The @therealjoshhamilton launched not because Hamilton has embraced social media, but because he got fed up with fake accounts. "It would be good to have an official deal so fans can know it's actually a post from me or response from...

Batting Stance Guy on Hamilton's hot start

MLB Week In Review: 5/14/12 Josh Hamilton is on fire. Let’s breakdown the numbers, the stance, the lockerroom requests from Hamilton himself. It’s the week in review! Twitter: @BattingStanceG Related Posts Brett Lawrie Is More Intense Than You MLB Week in Review: 7/11/11 Red Sox 2012 Batting Stances

Hamilton uses pink bat instead of homer-heavy one

Josh Hamilton is going pink at the plate. Like most major leaguers on Mother's Day, the Texas Rangers slugger is using a pink bat Sunday night. He struck out swinging in the first inning in the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels. For Hamilton, that meant not using the bat with which he said he hit eight of his nine home runs the previous six games. That bat was authenticated...

Rangers bench coach Moore hospitalized

Texas Rangers bench coach Jackie Moore has been hospitalized after feeling light-headed during the team's 13-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Team spokesman John Blake says Moore left the bench after becoming ill in the sixth inning of Sunday night's game. Blake says the 73-year-old Moore was feeling better by the time he was looked at in the clubhouse. But Moore was...

Weaver hammered in loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Nelson Cruz hit his third career grand slam, Josh Hamilton drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-6 on Sunday night to hand Jered Weaver his first loss. The slam by Cruz capped a five-run third for the Rangers. Hamilton chased Weaver an inning later with a two-run double that made it 8-2. Weaver (5-1), in his second start...

Weaver run early agaisnt explosive Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas Jered Weaver was not auditioning for "American Idol," but as he walked off the mound in the fourth inning Sunday night, he sang along to his own exit music. While the song "Hit the Road, Jack" played over the stadium public address system, Weaver could be seen mouthing the words to the Ray Charles hit. "I was singing the song, 'Hit...

Rangers’ Coach Taken to Hospital

54 consecutive years in baseball Richard Durrett, of, reports that Texas Rangers bench coach, Jackie Moore, was taken to the hospital after leaving the Rangers/Angels game Sunday night. The 73 year-old Moore felt light-headed during the game and left in the 6th inning. An EKG showed normal results and Moore was taken to Medical Center of Arlington for further observation...

Lewis loses again, Rangers swept by Royals

It was dog night at the ballpark, and I’m not sure the canine spectators or their human counterparts enjoyed tonight’s game.  I know I didn’t. But at least I was at home, so I could get up and go do something else. Colby Lewis looked terrible.  It was almost a repeat of last week’s start in Baltimore … but without as many home runs … and more throwing errors.  The...

Ron Washington caught cursing on television after close pitch call by umpire (Video)

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was upset with a close pitch call by the home plate umpire that went against his team in the top of the seventh inning during Sunday night's game in Arlington against the Los Angeles Angels. Washington expressed his frustration with some choice words, but unfortunately ESPN picked that exact moment to switch on his microphone, leading to...

FanGraphs Prospect Stock Watch – 05/15/12

Justin Grimm, RHP, Texas Rangers Current Level: AA 2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: NR Current Value: On the Rise A former top prep pitcher, Grimm’s inconsistency in college slid him down the 2010 draft’s depth chart and he landed in Texas’ lap in the fifth round. The right-hander has been on cruise control since turning pro and reached double-A in just his second season (He...

New Era Radio: Ups and Downs

It's been a rough week for Cacique's teams; Josh Hamilton has been the anti-Pujols this year. And Octomom's getting nekkid for money. Click here for the latest episode.

Chen wins 2nd in row, Royals Beat Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Kansas City starter Bruce Chen was changing speeds, moving pitches inside and outside. Chen kept Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers off balance while pitching into the seventh inning for the Royals to win his second start in a row, 3-1 over the AL West leaders Monday night. "Against that lineup, he was unbelievable," Royals catcher Brayan Pena...

Athletics-Rangers Preview

Not even the weather could stop Yu Darvish in his most recent trip to the mound, and it seems unlikely the light-hitting Oakland Athletics will either. The Texas Rangers look to continue their dominance of the visiting A's by giving the ball to Darvish in the opener of this two-game set Wednesday night. Darvish (5-1, 2.84 ERA) has won all three starts at Rangers Ballpark behind...

Angels had no business challenging Hamilton

ARLINGTON, Texas The Los Angeles Angels decided to challenge the best hitter in baseball when they didn't have to. Already trailing by four runs in the fourth inning, Angels manager Mike Scioscia allowed his ace, Jered Weaver, to pitch to Josh Hamilton with one out and runners on second and third. Weaver may have thrown a no-hitter earlier this month, but he had just given...
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