Jamey Newberg: Let’s Go.

Let’s go. Spring Break was 3,000 miles away from Surprise this year, but our 12-year-old wasn’t all that OK with the idea of a Rangers spring training going on fully without him, and he thought the concept of missing a day of school to get in a long weekend on the south side of those […]

Newberg: Wrecking Ball.

Wins come in all kinds of different forms, as therefore do losses, and if I were blogging the Astros season I don’t know that I’d have the will to write this one up. Though, really, as new as the story line might have been Monday night, it was true to the formula, and I’m not […]

Jamey Newberg: Raw.

A phase of your life comes to an easily defined and well-publicized end, and you’re around for the opportunity to move on, something not everyone is lucky enough to be. A roomful of friends whose bond will last forever are there for you on that day, nearly five dozen of them, the type of friends […]

Jamey Newberg: Flippin’ Retribution

I’ve been on record for years, and as late as yesterday’s seventh inning, that as much as we as Rangers fans can’t stand Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson, I’d take them on my team in a second. I like good baseball players who bring an edge to the game. Well, after yesterday, this is as […]

Newberg: Bookends and other things that look alike.

  Last year, on this date, the Houston Astros were in the thick of a majestic run of baseball, one that saw them win 14 of 15, the lone setback a one-run loss to Seattle. When that 15-game domination ended on May 3, they were 18-7 overall. It was the best record in the American […]

Newberg: Patients, patience, and the road.

I’d planned two and half weeks ago to write about Jurickson Profar, because nobody else had. At that point, there’d been more words written locally and nationally this spring on Matt Bush — who was once a number one but not that kind of number one — than Profar. But then Ian Desmond signed, and […]

Newberg: The whole.

Football’s final stand of the season was half over, two quarters of clock time away from two shoehorned beer endorsements by the winning quarterback, when the broadcast went to commercial and a man holding center stage — in a moment that was as authentic as Peyton Manning’s double-dipped Budweiser tribute wasn’t — said to a room full of men he shared […]

Newberg: The singular travels of Gil Kim.

The Following is a contribution from Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report: Various reports indicate that the Blue Jays have been in contact with Yovani Gallardo this week, as they look for a reliable veteran to fit with J.A. Happ at the bottom of their rotation. Short-term memory is a factor, as the 29-year-old pitched […]

Newberg: Windows of opportunity.

It’s a relatively big day today, as Texas must decide by the end of the afternoon whether to tender Yovani Gallardo a one-year qualifying offer of $15.8 million, and whether to bid blindly on the right to negotiate with Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park, who was posted by his Nexen Heroes team on Monday. If the Rangers […]

Coffee and Clippings: Hank Aaron headlines Negro Leagues Baseball Museum gala

Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) of the Kansas City Star covers Hank Aaron as he is set to headline the Negro League Baseball Museum Gala this Saturday at Bartle Hall in Kansas City… Aaron — a Mobile, Ala., native, whose career started with the Negro Leagues’ Indianapolis Clowns in 1952 — still has the major-league records for […]