Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ryan named Rangers' President; noogies owner

The Texas Rangers have announced that they have hired the ageless Nolan Ryan as president of the club, reporting to owner Tom Hicks.

What has yet to be determined is whether Ryan will have oversight responsibilities over the club's baseball operation... Rangers owner Tom Hicks had set up his power structure to have both the general manager and president report directly to him, but kept their responsibilities separate.

But really, it's just an excuse to take another look at the then 40-something Ryan fending himself from the foolish charge of Robin Ventura (video below). The beatdown is legendary and smile-evoking. I'd imagine any dissenting vote against one of Ryan's ideas will be met with the same fate, or at least I'd like to believe it would.

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