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Dodgers and Rangers set for exhibition series at Alamodome in March

The Alamodome will involve Major League Baseball for a third consecutive spring when the Los Angeles Dodgers head to San Antonio to take on the Texas Rangers for a pair of exhibition games March 20-21.The Rangers have played exhibition contests at the Alamodome in each of the last two seasons. Nolan Ryan is very happy to have this occurring again this year.“We’re excited about...
Via Baseball Essential
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: September 12, 1989

1989: Pat Tabler homered in the bottom of the ninth to give the Royals a 6-5 win over the Rangers in a back-and-forth game at Royals Stadium.The Royals trailed 5-4 entering the ninth, with Rangers starter Nolan Ryan still in the game. But Frank White led off with a double. The Royals sent Bill Buckner up to pinch-hit for Rey Palacios; Texas countered with left-handed reliever Kenny...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Ron Washington's departure sad, shocking

When the manager of a major-league team on pace to lose 100 games resigns late in the season, it shouldn't be a shock. But Ron Washington's decision to walk away from the Texas Rangers on Friday was a surprise to nearly everyone. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Washington's departure had nothing to do with his team's "on-field" performance. Washington said in a statement...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Washington unexpectedly resigns as Texas Rangers manager

After a season full of countless injuries and immeasurable disappointment, the Texas Rangers just took another hit as manager Ron Washington unexpectedly announced his resignation. Washington released a statement explaining his decision, via T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com: Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I love – managing the Rangers – in order to devote my full...
Via Bloguin Best
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Washington unexpectedly resigns as Texas Rangers manager

After a season full of countless injuries and immeasurable disappointment, the Texas Rangers just took another hit as manager Ron Washington unexpectedly announced his resignation. Washington released a statement explaining his decision, via T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com: Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I love – managing the Rangers – in order to devote my full...
Via The Outside Corner
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe “Deep Tracks” Trivia Vol. 2: Reliving Yesteryear

As a born and bred Clevelander, I am all about the Rock ‘n Roll. Specifically, Album Oriented Rock (AOR), the 70s radio format featuring longer, more obscure, and less-repeated songs than the ‘ Top-40.’ (In its heyday, AOR stations were even known to play bootleg recordings of local concerts. Complete with muffled coughs and hushed comments, these surreptitious versions were...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: No Hitter for Nolan Ryan

On July 15, 1973, Nolan Ryan struck out 17 batters as he pitched his second no-hitter of the season in a 6-0 California Angles at win over the Detroit Tigers. Ryan kept his composure on the mound for nine innings and missed a perfect game by four walks. The lucky four were Brown in the first inning, Stanley in the fourth, Sharon in the fifth and Brown again in the sixth.  Jim...
Via Grandstand University
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with TANK

Tank is one of the most well liked members at AngelsWin.com and has been a tremendous contributor to forum discussion. Probably the nicest guy I've ever met from the board. I'm happy to call him my friend, one of many met through none other than, the internet home for Angels fans - AngelsWin.com.So without further adieu, let's find out more about Craig, who goes by the name TANK...
Via Angelswin
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ lost season spirals further down with Prince Fielder injury

Has this become the curse of Nolan Ryan? After the Rangers’ former president left Arlington last October and eventually took a front-office job with the Astros, did the baseball gods cast some sort of hex over Globe Life Park? (Or maybe that corporate ballpark name has something to do with it.) Could there be any rational reason to explain the plague of injuries that have beset...
Via Bloguin Best
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ lost season spirals further down with Prince Fielder injury

Has this become the curse of Nolan Ryan? After the Rangers’ former president left Arlington last October and eventually took a front-office job with the Astros, did the baseball gods cast some sort of hex over Globe Life Park? (Or maybe that corporate ballpark name has something to do with it.) Could there be any rational reason to explain the plague of injuries that have beset...
Via The Outside Corner
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Strange injuries common for Rangers

The Texas Rangers aren't cursed by the exit of Nolan Ryan, the renaming of the ballpark or the spirit of Game Six. What they are though is the current major league leader in weird non-baseball injuries. And for those looking for a Ryan tie-in to the problems, the peculiar troubles started last season when Ryan was still with the organization. Here's a look at the odd injuries that...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Foul Paul! 4 Dumb Baseball Misconceptions

In today’s baseball world there are a few things that drive me crazy. We have too much information that helps us accurately analyze this game to not fully take advantage of it. Here are some things that piss me off about baseball. Hey! Follow me on twitter ya animals! @alcohpaulism 1. Bunting Photo: @NoMoreBunting Bunting is an archaic way of potentially scoring a single run...
Via Baseball Professor
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan: 'It's a matter of time' before Darvish gets a no-hitter

HOUSTON - Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish came one out away from pitching his first-career no-hitter Friday night against the Red Sox. Last season, while pitching in Houston during the second game of the season, he lost a perfect game with two outs in the ninth, but Texas pitching legend Nolan Ryan thinks it is only a matter of time before he is able notch his first. Ryan, speaking...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan and Bobbleheads Throughout the Majors in May

The Mets are giving away a Nolan Ryan bobblehead tonight in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the 1969 team.  Don’t get me wrong – Nolan is cool and he’s a Hall of Famer, but wouldn’t a Jerry Koosman bobblehead been even cooler? There are some other pretty cool bobblehead giveaways throughout the Major Leagues this month.  Let’s take a look, shall we? May 2nd ...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How should Astros solve retired number dilemma?

Deciding whether or not to retire numbers can present a dilemma for professional sports teams. What is the criteria for taking a number out of circulation to honor a franchise great and ensure that no other player will ever wear it again? Should the standard for retired numbers be the Hall of Fame? That’s certainly one way to go. Perhaps it’s the easiest too. It takes the burden...
Via The Outside Corner
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How should Astros solve retired number dilemma?

Deciding whether or not to retire numbers can present a dilemma for professional sports teams. What is the criteria for taking a number out of circulation to honor a franchise great and ensure that no other player will ever wear it again? Should the standard for retired numbers be the Hall of Fame? That’s certainly one way to go. Perhaps it’s the easiest too. It takes the burden...
Via Bloguin Best
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan Misfires Big Time on Ceremonial First Pitch to Craig Biggio

Nolan Ryan is one of the best executives in the game today. He did wonders with the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros are hoping he can do the same for them. He is also one of the best pitchers to ever take the mound. Not too many guys can lay claim to a resume like his--11X strikeout champ, 8X All-Star,  World Series champion, jersey retired by three teams, hall of famer...
Via FatManWriting
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan throws wild first pitch at Astros opener (Video)

Hall of Fame pitcher (and newly named executive advisor for the Houston Astros) Nolan Ryan threw an extremely wild ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's season opener against the New York Yankees. Astros great (and future Hall of Famer) Craig Biggio served as catcher for the ceremonial pitch, but was unable to stay in front of it as Ryan's pitch was nearly five feet wide...
Via Holdout Sports
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan, Biggio to be battery mates once again

Houston baseball legends Nolan Ryan and Craig Biggio will be teaming up once again to deliver the ceremonial first pitch during the Astros' Opening Day festivities on Tuesday. Biggio, whose rookie season in 1988 was also Ryan's last with the Astros before moving on to the Texas Rangers, caught the Hall of Famer's 100th career win, and the two will be battery mates again Tuesday prior...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: New fatty foods offered by MLB teams this season

It’s that time of year, where MLB teams reveal their gluttonous new menu items for the 2014 season. ESPN’s Darren Rovell was on the ball, as always, with many of the new additions. Some of these look pretty good, while others look absolutely vile. New at Pirates games this year: Tatchos (Tater Tots w/chili, spicy nacho cheese & scallions) pic.twitter.com/lmn81cSuE4 — darren...
Via The Outside Corner
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Are A Must See Game For the Food Alone

As a fat guy and a fan of the team my goal this baseball season is to get back to my home state of Texas so I can pick up a Rangers game at Arlington Park. However, as much as I like the team I will not be there for the baseball. No, I will be there for the food; stuff like bacon on a stick and a pizza burger made with Nolan Ryan beef.@espn_durett/TwitterIt's bacon and it's on a...
Via FatManWriting
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers Are Trying To Murder You Via Ballpark Food

Every once in a while, you may go to a sporting event and see something strange on the food menu and say, “What the heck?” Well, if you go to a Texas Rangers Spring Training game, there are plenty of food and drink choices that will make you raise your eyebrows. For example: Bacon on a stick making debut at Rangers gamea this year. pic.twitter.com/jeX6BA0JI2 — Anthony Andro...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler: Rangers GM Is ‘A Sleazeball;’ ‘I Hope They Go 0-162′

To say that Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler harbors some ill will toward his former team would be an understatement. Kinsler, who was traded from the Texas Rangers for Prince Fielder in an offseason blockbuster, told ESPN The Magazine that he’d be happy to see the Rangers go winless this season. “To be honest with you, I hope they go 0-162,” he said. “I got friends...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mount Rushmore Of Pitchers

So last week, I put my top four outfielders and infielders atop my Mount Rushmore’s of baseball.. Infielders were Mike Schimidt, Honus Wagner, Pete Rose, and Lou Gerhig. On the outfielder’s mountain I had Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and Babe Ruth. Now it is time to put four pitchers on my last Mount Rushmore of baseball. And to remind you readers, if the player has any...
Via Grandstand University
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

High School pitcher strikes out 22 batters in 7-inning no-hitter

Prep star (Ferris HS Sr.) Evan Pontley was a strikeout machineCredit: Dallas Morning News The state of Texas is known for fireball pitchers.  Roger Clemens (Katy), Nolan Ryan (Alvin), Josh Beckett (Spring), Kerry Wood (Grand Prairie).  But none of them did what Ferris High School (TX) senior Evan Pontley did.  That is strike out 22 batters in 7 innings.  Those good at math note...
Via Reading Between The Seams
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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