Rangers Apologize After Fan Memorial Used As Trash Can

Two years ago, the Rangers unveiled a memorial to Shannon Stone, the fan who fell to his death while trying to catch a ball during a 2011 game. Standing just outside the home plate entrance gate at Globe Life Park, it features Stone and his son, and is dedicated to all baseball fans. It's also a handy place to leave… » 4/01/14 2:33pm 4/01/14 2:33pm

The Rangers Took Their Team Photos In The Bathroom

Most MLB teams have held their photo days, and a few gems have emerged. But really, the true story each year is which team will be forced to get their photos taken in the bathroom. Congratulations, Texas Rangers! » 2/26/14 2:17pm 2/26/14 2:17pm

Yu Darvish Jokes That Masahiro Tanaka Is Overpaid, Everyone Freaks Out

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was asked about the newest Japanese import, and more specifically, the seven year, $155-million contract with the Yankees that blew Darvish's deal (under the old posting system) out of the water. Darvish made the mistake of being sarcastic. It didn't translate. » 2/18/14 4:39pm 2/18/14 4:39pm

Kenny Rogers, The Gambler Who Embodied Suffering And Abject Failure

Having purchased a Hall of Fame ballot, which we'll be filling out in accordance with the wishes of our readers, we're examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/19/13 6:33pm 12/19/13 6:33pm

The Fatally Flawed Rangers Went Out With A Bunt And A Whimper

On August 31, the Rangers were sitting pretty. First in the division, a hefty wild card lead if it came to that, Texas had a 98.12 percent chance of making the playoffs. September was unkind—even with a seven-game winning streak that earned them a one-game playoff, they went 12-16 over the month, getting chased down… » 10/01/13 10:50am 10/01/13 10:50am

Rays Win In 18, Set Stage For Wide-Open Wild Card Finish

I gave up on this game in the 16th. If only the Orioles were so sleepy, they could have been spared two further innings and grief. And, who knows, maybe if it ends in 16, Kelly Johnson here doesn't get drilled with DeJesus's helmet after a celebratory heave. But that's baseball: unpredictable. Sometimes it takes two… » 9/21/13 9:54am 9/21/13 9:54am