One afternoon a few years ago, Josh Hamilton was sitting in the video room at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, talking about his return to baseball after a four-year hiatus. "I'm surprised that [my] body has done as well as it has, the way I treated it all those years, the hell I put it through," he told me. "I'm surprised that I haven't been hurt more than I have been. Hopefully I can play 150 [games] or so every season."
ARLINGTON, Texas -- He took the mound under a blazing autumn sun, the Debacle in Arlington still fresh in everyone's mind. No, Colby Lewis' start in Game 2 on a scorching Saturday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark was not Cliff Lee-esque -- the right-hander gave up six hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings -- but it was good enough to give the long-suffering Texas faithful something they've never seen at their retro, red-brick ballyard: a win, at last, in the postseason.
Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan is calling a Tuesday night incident in which a baseball fan fell about 30 feet from the second deck of Rangers Ballpark trying to catch a foul ball an unfortunate accident.
Now that the New Jersey Devils are ensconced in their tony new digs in bucolic Newark, NJ -- never mind Barry Melrose's little crack about securing your valuables before venturing outside -- it's worth pondering just how long The Prudential Center will be with us. These days, stadiums and arenas vanish in the night, right along with your wallet.