Jamey Newberg: Ink.

There’s no way I could deliver a requiem on Josh Hamilton’s career as well as Levi Weaver did.  Instead, I thought I’d pull some things I’d written about him over the near-decade since he arrived, as I probably dumped more ink on the Josh Hamilton story than on anything else over that time. December 2007 The scariest thing about a […]

Jamey Newberg: Jonesy.

Eight-year-old me was mesmerized by this 1977 Topps baseball card. The most ordinary name possible. The least interesting baseball card pose ever. Sixteen at-bats as a Texas Ranger that I had zero recollection of. Those sunglasses. And that note on the back of the card, a third of the way down. “In Military Service.” As a naïve second-grade kid, I […]

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 […]

Newberg: One Year

It was on this date one year ago that Ron Washington resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers. The club was 31.5 games out in the West, and 24 games back of the second Wild Card spot, with 22 games to go.  A 10-2 loss the night before to Seattle made Texas the first club […]

The next man up: Jeff Banister is the new Rangers manager.

Swing and a miss. Fastball up and in, ball one. Slider down and away, rolled over to the 5.5 hole, gloved by the shortstop on the lip of the outfield grass. 14 steps. Safe. The dream typically stars Babe Ruth, or Robin Yount, or Adrian Beltre. Not Rob Sasser. Or Moonlight Graham. Or Jeff Banister. It […]

A Season of Grief

Patrick Despain is freelance sports writer appearing on Shutdowninning.com and recently on WFAA.com. Check out his personal blog and follow him on Twitter @PatrickDespain. Baseball is life. We have probably heard that slogan somewhere or eyed it on a t-shirt at some point and while that is not entirely true, it does hold some truth as we […]

MLB Video Highlights: Yankees, Cardinals, and Rockies walk-off, Felix Hernandez comes through for Mariners

Matt Adams makes a tremendous catch while falling over the tarp into the first row… Your browser does not support iframes. Tony Cruz scores Matt Adams from second for a Cardinals’ walk-off in the 13th… Your browser does not support iframes. Derek Jeter goes deep off of R.A. Dickey… Your browser does not support iframes. […]

What the game asks you to do: Ron Washington walks away from baseball.

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. On September 5, 2007, Ron Washington’s first Texas Rangers team beat the Royals, 3-2. The victory, Texas’s second straight and 9th of 11, drew the club to within 17 games of the division lead. On September […]

Newberg: Battling season of adversity, Rangers relying on hard work

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. The coach, who in his 30 years had developed Day One MLB Draft picks, and nine-year-old kids who were still all about the postgame snow cone, and all kinds in between, said to his team at […]

Stats report: Ben Revere finally hits his 1st career HR

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday, Phillies CF Ben Revere hit his 1st career HR, in his 1566th plate appearance. Revere had the 5th most career PA prior to his 1st career HR (non […]