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Ex-MLB Pitcher Accused of Abusing 4-Year-Old

John Wetteland arrested at Texas home

(Newser) - A retired Major League Baseball pitcher has been arrested on an extremely disturbing charge that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. John Wetteland, a former World Series MVP who played for the Texas Rangers from 1997 to 2000, was arrested in Texas on Monday on... More »

This Kind of Triple Play Not Seen in 106 Years

Texas Rangers pull it off

(Newser) - Bases loaded, nobody out. The Angels' David Fletcher then hits a hard ground ball to third that results in a triple play last seen in Major League Baseball in 1912, reports USA Today . The rarity? The batter wasn't one of the outs, according to STATS . Watch the play pulled... More »

Behold the Rare Presidential Photobomb

Camera catches George W. Bush at Rangers game Wednesday

(Newser) - The 45th President of the United States of America is hogging a lot of the media attention these days, but the 43rd got his second in the spotlight Wednesday—and it was almost literally a second. The Houston Chronicle reports George W. Bush was caught on camera walking behind Fox... More »

Texas Hunts 'Most Valuable NFL Collectable' Ever

That would be the jersey Tom Brady wore to win Super Bowl, which is MIA

(Newser) - The Super Bowl is over , but JerseyGate is in full swing. QB Tom Brady, who couldn't find his game-winning jersey after the main event Sunday, suspects it was stolen from the Patriots locker room , and now Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has called in law enforcement to track it... More »

Dad of Murdered Lesbian Teen Calls for Justice

My 'guardian angel' was happy, says Mario Olgin

(Newser) - The dad of the teenage lesbian shot dead in a Texas park called for justice yesterday. He immediately had a "bad feeling" when his 19-year-old daughter, Mollie, failed to show up for work, said Mario Olgin. “It was not like Mollie," he told KIII-TV . "If she... More »

$45K Offered for Killer of Sacred White Buffalo

Lakota Sioux calf skinned before first birthday celebration

(Newser) - A heartless hunter killed and skinned a rare white buffalo calf, and the Indians who believe the young animal was sacred are offering $45,000 for the killer's capture. White buffaloes are believed to occur once in several million births, and they're revered by the Lakota Sioux and... More »

Ball Catchers Celebrate as Tyke Sobs

Little Rangers fan spotted by stunned announcer

(Newser) - A couple congratulated each other on snatching a baseball that was tossed into the stands by a Texas Ranger during a Yankees game on Wednesday night—seemingly oblivious to the kid two seats over who burst into tears. As the woman posed for a cell phone photo, the tyke sobbed... More »

Texas Rangers Would Like You to Pay $26 for a Hot Dog

...of course, for that price you'll get a full pound of beef

(Newser) - There are hot dogs, and then there are hot dogs. The Texas Rangers will be serving the latter this season. The "Boomstick" has a $26 price tag, reports Yahoo Sports , but there is an upside. For all that dough, you get a lot of ... well, bun and meat. It'... More »

Baseball Star Josh Hamilton Admits Relapse Into Drinking

Former MVP says he had a 'weak night'

(Newser) - Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton had to step before the cameras today and admit he had a "weak night" this week when we went to a bar and had "three or four" drinks, reports the Dallas Morning News . A pro athlete tipping back a few wouldn't normally... More »

Cardinals Win World Series

St. Louis beats Texas in Game 7, 6-2

(Newser) - It lacked the drama of Game 6 , but Cardinals fans don't care: St. Louis beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 tonight to win the World Series. The Cardinals went up for good in the third on a solo home run from Allen Craig that made it 3-2.... More »

Game 6: The Greatest Ever?

Sportswriters breathless after last night's epic World Series game

(Newser) - The words “best ever” are being thrown around a lot this morning, after the Cardinals’ epic 10-9 win over the Texans in Game 6 of the World Series. Here’s what the breathless sportswriters out there are saying:
  • “The term ‘baseball game’ doesn’t begin to do
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World Series Goes to Game 7

Cardinals stay alive after wild night in St. Louis

(Newser) - The World Series is going to Game 7 for the first time since 2002 after a thrilling game in St. Louis. The Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in 11 innings, tying the series at 3-3. The team rallied from two-run deficits in the 9th and 10th innings before David... More »

Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5

La Russa's calls went unheeded thanks to loud crowd

(Newser) - Nobody loves working pitching matchups like Tony La Russa, so it was a bit surprising when he let lefty Marc Rzepczynski in to pitch to Mike Napoli with the bases loaded last night. Napoli knocked a double off him, scoring what would be the two winning runs. But what happened... More »

Texas Romps, Heads Back to World Series

Rangers rout Detroit 15-5 in Game 6 of ALCS

(Newser) - After waiting until their 50th season to reach their first World Series, the Texas Rangers are going right back. Nelson Cruz had one more big blast, Michael Young caught the final out long after hitting a pair of doubles in one of the highest-scoring postseason innings ever and the Rangers... More »

Rangers Tame Tigers 3-2 in ALCS Opener

Verlander and Co. can't get it done in rain-delayed game

(Newser) - A few minutes past midnight, the Texas Rangers had one more victory over Justin Verlander—and the Detroit Tigers lost yet another wet playoff opener started by their ace. "If anywhere in the country has a drought, just bring me in and I'll fix that," Verlander said... More »

Boy Whose Dad Died at Stadium Throws First Pitch

Cooper Stone's father fell trying to catch a ball

(Newser) - Nice moment before the Texas Rangers' playoff opener yesterday: 6-year-old Cooper Stone threw out the first pitch to his favorite player, Josh Hamilton. In July, Cooper watched his father, Shannon, fall to his death at Rangers Ballpark while reaching for a ball—tossed up by Hamilton. Rangers fans were on... More »

A Burning Question in Texas: Do the Wave, or Not?

Hardcore Texas Rangers fans fight back against the 30-year tradition

(Newser) - The wave has been a popular part of live sporting events for 30 years, but a group of Texas Rangers fans is trying to bring an end to the distraction. People opposed to the wave argue it has nothing to do with the action on the field and takes fans'... More »

Fallen Fan's Widow: We Still Love Rangers

Jenny Stone praises team, player Josh Hamilton

(Newser) - The widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game says the team, baseball, and player Josh Hamilton remain precious to her and her 6-year-old son. Jenny Stone also thanked everyone who has reached out to help her family since her husband, 39-year-old Shannon Stone,... More »

Fan Falls to Death at Rangers Game

Man tried to catch foul ball Josh Hamilton flipped his way

(Newser) - A fan fell to his death at Rangers Ballpark last night after trying to catch a foul ball tossed his way by Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton. Witnesses say 39-year-old Shannon Stone, a firefighter attending the game with his young son, asked Hamilton for the ball then went headfirst over... More »

George W. Bush Helps Break World Record

Former prez among the crowd that got in Guinness

(Newser) - George W. Bush: Former president of the USA and Guinness World Record holder? Sort of. Bush was among the throng of baseball fans who donned sunglasses in the dark at last night's Texas Rangers game. The previous record for people wearing shades at night was 423, so officials only... More »

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