Tuesday, October 4, 2011

In West Texas, Wagons Circle Around Perry

PAINT CREEK, Tex. — Millions of large rocks litter the hills and the country roads surrounding a hunting and fishing lodge on a sprawling ranch 17 miles outside this tiny West Texas town. But only one of them required a kind of protective custody on Monday.

In West Texas, Wagons Circle Around Perry

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Campaign 2012: Perry's Inner Circle

Gov. Rick Perry’s inner circle has evolved significantly since he was first elected to the Texas House in 1984. He changed parties, for one thing, becoming a Republican and shucking one political infrastructure for another. And he changed offices, moving from the House to the Texas Department of Agriculture, from there to the lieutenant governorship and from there, with the election of George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000, into the office he holds today.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Campaign 2012: Republican Angst

An uncertain and potentially unwieldy primary schedule is alarming party leaders, who fear that the voting could start earlier, last longer and complicate efforts to confront President Obama next year.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Maybe I Was Wrong About Russell Martin...

In the third inning with one out and runners on first and second, Martin surprised everyone by stealing third base. It was actually a smart move. The Tiger infield was in a shift to protect against the pulling-hitting Mark Teixera. Detroit's Justin Verlander had been struggling but keeping the Yanks scoreless. But Martin's daring steal may have thrown him off. He probably wants the next pitch back. Teixeira drove it into the seats in right field for a three-run dinger.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Babe Ruth We Never Knew

Major League Baseball has only about an hour’s worth of Babe Ruth video in its archives, but there may be untold hours of moving images still buried in basements or stashed in attics around the country.

Film Shows Babe Ruth, at Leisure and Up Close