Tag Archives: Texas Rangers

My Favorite Weird Baseball Promotions


My longtime friend Mike Green and I recently discussed the weirdest, strangest, most ridiculous promotions we could think of. Since we had collaborated on a biography of Charlie Finley, published last year by Walker and Co., we had a lot … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Seasons in Hell: With Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog, and “The Worst Baseball Teams in History”—The 1973-1975 Texas Rangers”


Seasons in Hell: With Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog, and “The Worst Baseball Teams in History”—The 1973-1975 Texas Rangers. By Mike Shropshire. New York: Donald I. Fine, 1996. As a Texas Rangers beat reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1973 Mike … Continue reading

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Cardinals vs. Red Sox: Four World Series now Tied Between the Two Teams


The St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox have played four World Series against each other—1946, 1967, 2004, and 2013—and each team has now won two each. The Cards took the first two, but the Red Sox have demonstrated … Continue reading

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Roger’s 2013 Mid-Season Power Rankings


We are now at the mid-point of the 2013 major league baseball season—time flies—and I feel the need to offer my power rankings for the best teams as the season pauses for the All Star game. Some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Opening Day


Well, it’s official! The 2013 major league baseball (MLB) season is here. It started auspiciously on Sunday night, March 31, with a game between the Texas Rangers—a powerhouse in the American League (AL) West Division—and the Houston Astros—a really bad team … Continue reading

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Roger’s MLB Power Rankings at the Start of 2013 Spring Training


Major League Baseball is just now beginning Spring Training for the 2013 season. It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter. I’m looking forward to the spring and baseball returning. Accordingly, I thought I would take the time to prepare my … Continue reading

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Recovering from the World Series


Whew! What a ride! As a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan I loved the outcome of the World Series on Friday night, a Cards victory for the team’s 11th championship in Major League Baseball. It was agony for me getting … Continue reading

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Cleveland Rocks; Well at Least the Indians Do


It’s like the plot from Major League, the classic 1989 Tom Berenger/Wesley Snipes/ Charlie Sheen film about the hapless Cleveland Indians going from worst to first. The 2011 edition of the Indians looks powerful at this point in the baseball … Continue reading

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