Rangers' Games Have Gotten Really Interesting ... in the Stands

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Either reporter Jim Knox deserves a couple Emmys or else his office -- otherwise known as the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington -- has become baseball's most fertile field for intriguing off-the-field story lines.

Colby Lewis' post-paternity-leave return to the mound stunk like a bin full of dirty diapers, the Rangers made four errors and David Murphy misplayed a single to left field into a three-run oops as Texas last night lost for the first time at home this season, 15-4 to the Angels.

But even in a blowout -- as it has several times already this season at the yard -- it got interesting in the stands.

Nothing as suspenseful as last season, when a man fell from an upper deck of the stadium or when a pre-game parachuter got tangled and then dangled on a light pole, but in this year's eight home games we've already seen a chubby dork call his impending wedding day "the worst day of my life," and on Monday night a similar-looking dude -- now that I think about it -- made a casual, fantastic catch of a homer out on Green's Hill in center field.

Last night, the engaging distraction was an old lady/longtime fan from Waxahachie named Nola Pearman, who somehow wound up with her hands on Peter Bourjos' 7th-inning homer that gave the Angels a 13-1 lead. In one of the dumbest traditions in baseball, fans in left field encouraged her to "throw it back!" and, after a second of hesitation, Nola did indeed hurl the ball toward the field. But she needed a relay man to actually get the ball back onto the field.

Claws. Antlers. Sideshows.

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Sybil's beaver
Sybil's beaver

Richie come pet me, leave boys alone

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

uh oh a new character, wonder who thought this up. could be interesting

Josh's bs
Josh's bs

A huge trade was just suggested to Scruffy, franchise changer for sure. I'll be checking in..but alas I head towards the land of perpetual Oirl smell tomorrow (Midland). SBFL rocks, and RW still sucks. Somebody said Greggo sounded like old Greggo..so I fought through about 7 minutes this eve..GD men, if I hear one more of you talking about their unlistenable show again..dammit guys, that shit is turrible...as my teams current standings..did have my C and 3b take a night off though..and Pujols is getting ready to roll..hasta su dos mananas!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Am giving it strong consideration. At first glance I thought hell no, but further head-scratching has me intrigued. Stay tuned--need a chance to research it.

BabyDolls
BabyDolls

live update from babydolls:

richie is here and absolutely NO ONE came to say anything to him.

not even a stripper.

pretty damning and sad considering off-air talent like steve "cactus" prior gets hundreds of p-1s to any of his under hyped appearances.

Taylor Teagarden
Taylor Teagarden

Was that Chris Davis I saw headed back down I-35 when I drove up today?

native texan
native texan

i only wish you wouldve said that out loud.surely a norm-joke e-brake.

nice work, crockett.rj choppy is glad to know he's not the only failed bit to come this way via tennessee

Struggling
Struggling

i can clearly tell that greggo is slurring and is hammered. i understand its an awful show (b/c of whitt), but tune in folks.

he is slurring worse than broadway joe, LMAO!

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

I'm listening but I don't hear any more slurring than normal.

Stink
Stink

dont they podcast their crappy show?go back about 30 minutes.it sounded like he did the 60 shots in 60 min challenge

PPM Don't Lie
PPM Don't Lie

over/under on when richard (yes, his birth-given name is richard) whitt joins the fred phelps & westboro church to start protesting U.S. soldiers' funerals in the name of hits/attention on this free blog, paper and terrible, temporary radio station is set at 1 wk since the latest ratings are out and the tardline's pm drive ratings are an all-time low @ 1.3.

Rooster
Rooster

You probably shouldn't have given him the idea....

Richie
Richie

His birth name is not Richard. It's Richie. Look. It. Up.

Johnson County
Johnson County

birthname = richie. later changed in court to "richie", look it up.dunno why cuz "dick whitt" has more of a ring to it than prince albert

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I tried to set the angry hoard of commenters straight on a few things over on the Colby article..don't think it's working though RW...you really should've thrown out some HSO's on religion and Amuurica too..TMZ probably woulda picked it up....I want a shirt with this on it: "Jackass Columnist Blames Pitcher For Choosing Childbirth Over Pitching"...nah on second thought, me good.

kergo
kergo

Good quality posts today, Richie. Love the blog. Love your radio show. Wouldn't mind having a beer and hanging out some time.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Rob M? Armin? Sybil?

Kergo's prolapse
Kergo's prolapse

I don't want to hang out with Richie. In fact I don't want to hang out at all, but alas, years of abuse by my owner has caused me to hang out halfway to the floor.

Dallas
Dallas

Dear Kansas City,

Please take Shan Shariff back. Thanks.

Love,Dallas

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Shan Sheriff resets things more often than BDH, I didn't think that was possible.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Well he should be good for some Royals Rangers discussions thursday and Friday then. Im gonna have to ask my KC people what they thought of shan sheriff

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Cmon Richie, thats disingenous of you to say we didnt give you reasonable arguments about your story. Maybe a bew gave you the douchenozzle treatment, but most of us didnt

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

"Kevin says:April 20, 2011 at 1:27 pmHe looks like Guy Fieri with AIDS"

Awesome.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I would give a tripple like to Kevin, if'n I had the ability.

completely unrelated SFBL news: Pujols 1-2 with a hr, 1 rbi...the plan has legs boys..when does he pitch for me?

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

BTW, that's from the comments on the Sportress.

candi
candi

Can't wait to embrace my rage today from 2 to 7 PM. I wish Richie liked girls, cuz I'd really like to embrace his rage.

Uncle Roosters Scruffy Kergs
Uncle Roosters Scruffy Kergs

Hey everybody...we really hate that Richie Whitt...just you fellas watch and read..we sure do hate that RW.....

Rooster
Rooster

Who said anything about hating RW? I've said many times before on here I dig me some RAGE. I also dig most of his Observer work.

Just because my lips aren't glued to his ass doesn't mean I don't dig his work.

He reserves the right to mail it in whenever he sees fit, and I reserve the right to roll my eyes when he does it....

richie fails yet again
richie fails yet again

richie whitt could take a full page ad on the usa today and all tv stations and STILL not drive ppl to either this free fishwrap or his failing show and station.

he will be working for wichita falls very soon

Richies Failed Hair Plugs
Richies Failed Hair Plugs

Even deadspin can't drive people here to read this shit. Its all the regulars, not one new commenter. Oh well, is greggo gonna deadspin a douchebag for calling richie a douche. Here is a word of advice richie, every group of friends has a douchebag in it, if you can't find him it must be you. And now that everydeadspin reader thinks ur a douche, can we put the argument to rest.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

his comments on the Colby Lewis page are going to reach epic proportions. I think he's up to 100 now. Greatness.

Rooster
Rooster

The "man in the stands" interview is one of the biggest beatings in professional sports....

When I'm watching a baseball game on TV, I really don't care if Jimmy Joe from Forney is getting married.

Mishon
Mishon

holy shit...RW has made it!!!!

I'm glad the rest of the country will get a chance to kick him in the nuts for a while. Gives us a little break.

kergo
kergo

no breaks here.......the RW nutkickin' never gets old!

Bury the Lead
Bury the Lead

In other news, unbeatens Harrison (3# AL ERA) versus Weaver (#4 AL ERA) tonight in the rubber game between AL West co-leaders.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Who cares? Obviously giving a lady a hard time about throwing the away team HR ball is more important than said matchup. I bet before you posted this RW probably didn't even know who the pitchers were tonight.

You always throw the visitor HR back, unless your kid got the ball. Anyone? Problem w/that?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

exactly right, I don't even keep a foul ball...turn around and find a kiddoe...uh oh, I said kiddoe..RW will go on a rant about why would you give a foul ball to kid..what did he do for it.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

The best part of the Deadspin treatment is the headline "Jackass Columnist Blames Pitcher For Choosing Childbirth Over Pitching" and of course the picture...let me list all the funny things:#1 Corona in a gimme ML koozie#2 Ironic black tshirt (like I wore in my late teens)#3 Livestrong bracelet and a black leather bracelet, same wrist#4 Necklace, men don't wear necklaces..unless you answer to the name of Vito or Liberace#5 Cheap mirror sunglasses#6 Male pattern baldness, and attempting to hide it with "product"

The only thing needed to make this the picture next to the definition of North Dallas Douche, was his damn backwards cap and some cargo shorts/flip flops..me likey the Sportresses pic of him better anyway..Nice earring, and bulge eye. Hope your newfound fame drags some new commenters on over here, they can replace all the fake kergos/robems and scotts.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Here's your daily SFBL update:

The Korean Reliever77.5ScottsMerkin70DavyCrockett66.5Merten's Molestation65.5Balk You58.5TRDP1s Bloodytacos56.5Fandricks56The Richie Shitt's55.5Stupid Bitch54.5Josh'sbrokenshoulder52The Carl Crawfords47.5

The gaps are starting to close. The TKR still holds a dominating 7.5 point lead, the biggest lead between any two teams in the league. In other news, JBS is up to 31 moves and we're 16 games into the season. If you're scoring at home, that's 2 moves per day.What are the chances we get RW to make one of his blogs focused on our FBL?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I will lead the free world in transactions (1.9375 per day thank you very much), so ummm...I got that going for me. Shakes fist at the pitching gods!!! Pujols is gonna hit 8 homers today, to make that biotch Mother Nature recognize.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

"HEY, IT'S CORBY DAVISSSSEN OF THE TICKET!"

Dongpic
Dongpic

Hey guys richie and I have something in common, we r both douchebags who have been outted on deadspin, now cmon down. To twin peaks, have some wings, and bring your dong pics. Richie, where is ur dong pic

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I fully expect you to give Rhadigan shit for taking the day off after bashing Lewis. If you don't you're a hypocrite. (if Rhads ends up having a personal emergency I'm going to delete this post and pretend like nothing happened.)

kergo
kergo

Well Boys, that was hard to watch, last week it was 162-0, and this week the baseball gods have corrected the wrongs......Kerg's still says 85-77. Not bad for around here. Atleast by July I'll be able to go to the Temple without Larry in Frisco, his wife and his ten kids. I was thinking of moving close to the Temple so I could see more games, but, that would mean living in the S/hole called Arlington. Worst metro cities:

HEBMesquiteLittle ElmEverything south of Dallas City to the county lineand the King of Turd's-GARLAND!

Worst Five Lakes:

LavonLewisvilleLavon Lewisville

Worst Five Beers:Miller LiteCoors LiteKeystonePabstOld Milli

Best Place to See a giant fat lady:

WalmartAldiAny chinese buffetAny country buffetAny local lakeGreggos house

Kergie out?

friendly grocer
friendly grocer

The fat ladies don't like having to bag their own groceries and having to walk the cart back across the parking lot at ALDI.

They give it a try once or twice and then go back to binging at CiCi's.

kergo
kergo

this is true, fat ladies don't like to bag groceries-but, fat guys with hairy goiters do......I first experienced Aldi this weekend, and the word that best expresses what Aldi is, is, rural Oklahoma! Holy crud, my kids were laughing at the quality of folk.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

OH SHIT, WHITT made Deadspin

http://deadspin.com/#!5793947

WOWZA

And read the first comment, sound familiar to anyone here

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

woohoo RW is talking about it right now!!!! oh and 8-10pm he'll be at Baby Doll's tonight.

Rooster
Rooster

Captain "Create Some False Controversy" strikes again....

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

no backing off at all, pressed forward even harder. Greggo agrees with him, apparently this goes back to last thursdays show. Id be real interested to get Cobra Lewis' opinion on this subject. Betcha he wont go Rage. If he does and discusses I forever reitre this moniker

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

What a surprise he milks it.

Greggo, do you like your gig?

No, that wasn't the question.

Do you like your job working with a tool?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

welp time for why today doesnt suck, I hope the ppm meter caught me on 1053 so that I may help the ratings. I dont want them to go away, it is entertaining sometimes

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

My boss was nice enough to call a meeting just as that segment was starting. Has he backed off or is he as resilient as ever?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

cant wait to hear this, Im actually listening to this

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

see, Richie won this round. Otherwise I'd be listening to Pandora. Don't judge me ok?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

haha. Well, at least RW will have a lot of page hits. To him that's #winning

I really like how the Sportress broke down his comments. Makes me feel like an amateur nut kicker after reading that.

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