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Texas Rangers Offer $26 Hot Dog

Baseball is in full swing and that can only mean one thing: an empty wallet. We all love going o the games, but we all don’t love spending a fortune on the food and beer. If you really love hot dogs, you might want to skip a Texas Rangers game this summer.

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Rangers’ Derek Holland’s Dune Buggy

Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay turned heads by driving to spring training in his newly restored custom classic hot rod. Not to be outdone, Texas Rangers' pitcher Derek Holland showed up at spring training in a dune buggy that could have come straight out of a video

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Texas Rangers Win Bidding War for Yu Darvish Negotiation Rights [VIDEO]

The Texas Rangers emerged as the winners in the bidding war that now allows them the chance to sign Japanese phenom pitcher, Yu Darvish. The bid came at a steep price, though, at a reported $51.7 million.

“Our organization has scouted Mr. Darvish for the last several years and has been very impressed with his abilities and accomplishments. We believe he would be a great addition to the Texas Rangers pitching staff,” the team said in a statement.

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Rangers Won’t Show Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura Brawl When White Sox Come to Texas Next Season

It’s an on-field fight that baseball fans haven’t let go of since 1993, and now Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura will face off again… from the sidelines.

Ventura, who recently took over as manager of the Chicago White Sox, will be in Texas from April 6-8 to face the Rangers next season. Ryan, of course, is the Rangers president. While it seems like a prime opportunity to relive the fight, the Rangers have already put out word that the stadium won’t air the infamous brawl between the then-players.

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Fan Catches Foul Ball While Talking on Cell Phone [VIDEO]

Generally, when a spectator at a baseball game catches a foul ball he’s next seen fielding a call from a friend or a relative who saw him make the snag on TV.

This Texas Ranger ran took that congratulations right away because he was already deep into a cell phone conversation when he casually grabbed a screaming line drive of a foul ball off the bat of Rangers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler.

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Josh Hamilton’s Grand Slam Costs Flooring Company $500,000 [WATCH]

Some Texas Rangers’ fans had even more reason to cheer for Josh Hamilton after he belted a grand slam on Wednesday night: they won a refund from CC Carpet.

The local flooring company is now making good on its promotional promise to issue refunds to customers who purchased flooring or countertops in September if the star hit a bases-clearing home run.

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Bronze Statue Planned to Memorialize Texas Rangers Fan Who Fell and Died During Game

The Texas Rangers announced Monday that Shannon Stone, the fan who died after falling from the stands while reaching for a foul ball, will be memorialized with a statue outside the stadium’s home plate gate.

The bronze statute, which Rangers CEO and President Nolan Ryan called “a fitting tribute,” depicts Stone and six-year-old son Cooper enjoying a Rangers game.

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Five Trades That Will Have the Most Impact on the Major League Baseball Playoffs

Major League Baseball’s trade deadline has come and gone, which means it’s time to dust off the infield dirt and see which moves could have a significant effect on those teams eyeing deep October runs. Here’s a look at five of them:
RP KOJI UEHARA & RP MIKE ADAMS, TEXAS RANGERS

Perhaps no team read this year’s trade market better than the Rangers. Texas general manager Jon Daniels was focused on one thing leading up to July 31 — improve the pitching staff. With few rotation arms available at a reasonable cost, Daniels turned his attention to solidifying a bullpen that unraveled in the Rangers World Series’ loss to San Francisco last year.

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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]

In her first public statement regarding the tragedy, Jenny Stone, the widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game last week, thanked the Rangers organization, and said that Rangers star Josh Hamiliton remains her son's favorite player.

Her husband, Shannon Stone, who was attending the game with their six-year old son Cooper, was trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Hamilton when he tumbled over the railing at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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