Scott Miller's Weekend Buzz provides a catch-up for while you were toasting the life and times of country music legend George Jones, who once drove a riding lawn mower to the nearest liquor store after his wife seized his car keys. ...more
Clicking like Wally Cleaver and Eddie Haskell, what Yu Darvish has discovered so far about new Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski is that, Gee, Beav, A.J. isn't really like Eddie Haskell. Not at all. ... ...more
Even when the Rangers pour runs across the plate like barbecue sauce over a scrumptious rack of baby-back Angels ribs, the Rangers know where their Texas toast is buttered. And it starts with Yu Darvish and the rest of the gang on the mound. ...more
You cannot overstate what an icon Nolan Ryan is in the state of Texas. The corollary to that is simple: You cannot overstate how important it is that Ryan and the Rangers worked through their little spat and came through the other side in one piece. ...
The Angels lost two of three in Texas this weekend, and that might not be the worst of it. Ace Jered Weaver suffered what the club is calling a 'strained' left elbow and exited the game in the sixth inning. ...more
In the first of what figures to be a series of designated hitter dates, manager Mike Scioscia slotted his $240 million man there on Saturday. It was at once a wise move, to manage Albert Pujols' legs this early in the season -- and a disconcerting one, given that those legs must carry the 33-year-old slugger through nine more years on his monster Angels deal. ...more
Josh Hamilton said Saturday morning that his wife, Katie, had to call security at the Ballpark in Arlington before the start of Friday's Rangers home opener to calm some Texas faithful surrounding her in the stands. ...more