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Texas Rangers Fans are On Edge Today

Even if you’re not particularly a baseball fan, you may appreciate the drama today. It’s making national news.

The Texas Rangers have been leading their division almost the whole baseball season, and now after 161 games, the Rangers and A’s have identical records, and today’s game will decide who the division champ is, and who gets the better playoff spot. It’s come down to the wire.

Are you nervous today? I am!

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Roger Clemens Curbs Retirement, Now Pitching In Texas

His overall stats are impressive, as was his dominance of major league hitters.  Cooperstown, however, may be in the rear view mirror for Roger Clemens, who was alleged to have use steroids during his professional career.

Debuting in 1984, the "Rocket", as he is known, compiled a 354-184 record in 24 years, a dazzling 3.12 ERA (earned run average), and fanned 4,672 batters.  Clemens pitched for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and our very own Houston Astros.

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Lufkin Little Leaguers Get Ready for Regional

The Lufkin Little League baseball team may not be watching the Little League World Series at home on the couch this year. A few more wins, and they'll make the trip to Williamsport to play for a title

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Nacogdoches 13U Team Takes State Title

Thankfully we are not such a large city that we can't enjoy local youth sporting events.  Yes, we've got the "biggies" in the Rangers, Astros, Mavericks and Rockets, but go to a Little League or Babe Ruth affair, and it's like going back in time to The Cars "The Cars" album.

Even pulled out some old baseball photos when I played LL from '70 to '72.  Pretty awful player too, but it was sure fun to dress up in my "Apache" uniform from American Indian Little League.  That's right, during my three year stint, I played for not only the Apache, but the Choctaw, and the Seminoles as well.  Don't think you could find a league back them with contemporary baseball names.

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Youth and High School Baseball Camps Available at SFA in June

Now that the 2011-2012 college baseball season has ended for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, it’s time to welcome the summer with some fun, instructional camps.

The SFA Baseball Camps cover all phases of the game, regardless of skill level, and allow the necessary repetition time to see improvement in every skill. The day camps focus on hitting, pitching, defense and other offensive skills that will prepare the camper for competition.

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Aerosmith + Cars Songs Covered By Boston Red Sox Players on New Album

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park, members of the Boston Red Sox pitch in on the commemorative album, ’100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park,’ singing and performing songs by Boston bands such as the Cars and Aerosmith.

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Good Weekend to Catch Some Local And Major League Baseball

The Texas Rangers are on the road this weekend at Minnesota, and the Houston Astros are playing in Miami against the Marlins. Have you seen the way the Marlins have been introducing their players? They're accompanied by women dressed as Latino showgirls. You won't see that everywhere. But we digress.

There's plenty of great softball and baseball to watch right here in East Texas this weekend.

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Will Clint Eastwood End His Acting Retirement for a Baseball Movie?

Clint Eastwood told reporters in 2008 that ‘Gran Torino’ was “probably” his last on-screen appearance as he was preparing to retire from acting.

Now it looks like that isn’t the case. According to Entertainment Weekly the 81-year-old is currently in talks to star in the baseball drama ‘Trouble With the Curve’ as a veteran scout losing his vision.

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Rally Rodent Interupts Game Four of the NLDS [VIDEO]

Now regardless of whether you're a sports fan or not, if you missed it the other night, this is one of those things that you have to admit, you don't see that everyday.

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HBO to Air Special on Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Hit Milestone

As Derek Jeter returns from a recent calf injury chases his 3,000th hit, Major League Baseball Productions is following the New York Yankees captain for 'Derek Jeter 3K,' a one-hour special which will air on HBO within a few weeks after the slugger reaches the historic milestone.

He will be only the the 28th major leaguer -- and the very first Yankee -- to do so.

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‘Moneyball’ Trailer: Brad Pitt Hits Home Run [VIDEO]

Could ‘Moneyball’ be Brad Pitt’s ticket to the Oscars?

On Thursday, Columbia released the trailer for the highly anticipated adaptation of Michael Lewis’ ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,’ in which Pitt plays Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane, a man who used sabermetric principles to boost his team’s winning record on a tight budget.

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Dad Drops Daughter In Attempt To Catch Foul Ball [VIDEO]

With a foul ball heading toward him, and his daughter in his arms, a man at a Los Angeles Dodger's game had to make a split-second choice

He decided to drop his daughter and go for the catch. While this may have been a justifiable decision if he had been able to snag the ball, he dropped that, too.

Luckily, the daughter was uninjured, and any abandonment issues can be worked out later in therapy.

Check out the video of the double drop below. And then watch an older video of a more dexterous fan managing to both hold onto his child and catch a foul ball.

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