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October 21, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Whenever the Yankees don't make the World Series and, hey, it happens, those who pay attention to baseball's television ratings have a sort of doomsday feeling, as if the entire world will all be watching "Dancing With the Stars" or any NFL game instead. And it's true. The Yankees get the ratings. In 2009, when the Yankees played the Phillies, the World Series averaged over 19 million viewers for the six-game series including just over 22 million viewers for the final game.
September 26, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas - Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto addressed a wide range of topics before Thursday night's 6-5 walk-off loss to the Texas Rangers, but he wouldn't touch the one that is foremost on everyone's mind: his job status. "I'm not going to get into it," said Dipoto, the subject of heavy speculation since early August when the Angels, who opened the season with World Series aspirations, fell out of playoff contention. "I don't want to have this conversation.
June 28, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Vladimir Guerrero returns to the scene of his prime, wondering whether he will be vilified in the place where he created so many special memories. Guerrero, the American League's most valuable player in 2004, hit 173 home runs in six seasons with the Angels but now wears the blue (and occasionally red) of the rival Texas Rangers. "I don't know what the reaction will be when I'm back for the first time," Guerrero, speaking through an interpreter, told reporters in Texas on Sunday as the Rangers prepared for a series against the Angels that starts Tuesday in Anaheim.
March 8, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
If new Texas designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero is bitter about the way his distinguished six-year career with the Angels came to an end, he hid those feelings well on Monday, when he faced his former team for the first time. Though there were conversations between the Angels and Guerrero's agent this winter, the Angels did not make a formal contract offer to the 35-year-old slugger, opting instead to sign Hideki Matsui to a one-year, $6-million deal to be their DH. Guerrero's one-year, $6.5-million deal with the Rangers includes a $9-million mutual option for 2011.
October 29, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
It's only fitting for a World Series being played amid a high-stakes political campaign. Major League Baseball announced Friday that not one but two former presidents -- George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush -- will throw out the ceremonial first pitches Sunday before Game 4 of the 2010 Fall Classic at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Many had suspected that the younger Bush could be called on for the honors, but it seems baseball opted for a Texas two-step by inviting both former commanders-in-chief.
August 9, 2011 | By David Wharton
It usually begins the same way, with one or two fans who stand up and holler at everyone around them. They want to start the wave. If Greg Holland is sitting nearby, he refuses to budge. "Man," he says out loud, "sure would be nice if we were paying attention to the game. " The longtime Texas Rangers fan has a problem with jumping up and down for no reason. "The wave," he insists, "has nothing to do with baseball. " At any other major league stadium, his voice might be lost in the din, but a curious rift has developed among the crowds at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.
October 4, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Arlington, Texas What Hurricane Katrina did to Ron Washington's New Orleans home in 2005, the Texas Rangers manager nearly did to himself in 2009, his use of cocaine during "a weak moment" sparking a controversy that nearly swept him out of the game. "I thought my job was over," Washington, 58, said. "I really did. " The rebuilding of Washington's home, reduced to the studs by flooding and high winds from the devastating storm, is nearly complete, thanks in part to about $68,000 in donations from players such as Miguel Tejada and Jason Giambi.
May 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rain forced the postponement of tonight's game between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.
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