Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

Sports Rush: Candidates Could Learn From Baseball

Rush Olson
Sunday night, a pair of competitions between contentious rivals took place simultaneously. In St. Louis, Donald Trump debated Hillary Clinton. In Toronto, the Texas Rangers played baseball against the hometown Blue Jays. Both e...


Sports Rush: Do These Globe Life Park Features Ring a Bell?

Rush Olson
In a about a month, a plurality of voting-age Arlingtonians will likely decide whether or not to set an end date for Globe Life Park in Arlington’s tenure as a baseball venue. Many believe it should still have decades of life...


Globe Life Span Shortened?

Back in 1994, Arlington leaders were calling the newly built Ballpark in Arlington the greatest thing since the Greek Parthenon. Tom Scheiffer said Texas Rangers fans would enjoy the structure for 100 years. Schieffer was part ...

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Sports Rush: Of Tex and Texas

Rush Olson
The Yankees announced this week that the last reason a Rangers fan might reasonably have to cheer for them to win a ballgame will go away at the end of the season. Or at least that’s the way it is for me. I supposed, technica...


Sports Rush: A Playoff Crowd (Sort Of)

Rush Olson
If the Cowboys played the Cleveland Browns in the Super Bowl at the same time a last-place Rangers team took on a first-place Oakland A’s squad, how big a crowd would the baseball game draw? Yes, I realize it’s a prepostero...

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Sports Rush: Pig Out at The Ballgame

Rush Olson
This is not your father’s ballpark brat, although you may want to bring Pops along to help you eat it. We refer to a new food item set to make its debut at Globe Life Park in Arlington this season. They call it the Wicked Pig...

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World Series: Duh

Rush Olson
I have a theory about baseball that goes like this: A Major League team’s goal is to win the World Series. That’s some groundbreaking ideating, eh? You’re thinking, “This guy must really know his baseball to come up...


Attendance Just Reflects the Way Baseball Go

Rush Olson
A local team in a pennant race plus a lovely ballpark should equal big attendance numbers, right? It’s not quite that simple, actually. Recent articles from the Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and Texas Mo...

Nobody’s home at LaGrave Field these days, and sports teams are looking for new quarters — or new owners for the property.

Needing a Forever Home

Without a field, the Fort Worth Cats could miss next season.
Few writers have resisted the temptation to make “nine lives” jokes when writing about the Fort Worth Cats in recent years. Other bad cat puns have involved hairballs, de-clawing, and being strays. The minor league baseball...

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Texas Rangers Draft Russell Wilson

Kristian Lin
Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 draft usually goes off without any news, but this year the Rangers made waves by drafting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Apparently the NFL star was a second baseman in high sc...