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Old 07-12-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default The Texas Rangers are the sports soap opera of the year and nobody knows it

I wouldn't think it was believable if it was a movie.

lets go through the drama

A traditionally awful team is playing great and will be in first place at the allstar break. Their team leader is Mike Young, an all around good guy and consistent player who is a lifelong Ranger and became the teams all time hits leader this season.

Their star player is Josh Hamilton who helped revitalize interest in the team is a recovering drug addict and is potentially the MLB MVP. He has fallen off the wagon as recently as last year and doesn't even remember the night in question he was so torn up.

Somehow Vlad Guerrero falls into their laps in the off season and shows the Angels were foolish to give up on him getting healthy. He proceeds to already crush his stats from last year and reminds the division rival that gave up on him with home run blasts over and over when he returns to his old home.

Their manager also recently got busted using coke. He claimed it was a first time thing but who in the world believes a 50 year old man just now decided to use cocaine?

Their ownership situation is unbelievable. Tom Hicks, one of the most hated owners in sports, goes bankrupt and must sell.

Texas legend, one of the greatest pitchers ever, team president and the man that first made the Rangers relevant in the Metroplex, Nolan Ryan is part of a group vying to buy the team.

Things look good until creditors, the largest individual being hated former player Alex Rodriguez, sue the team and Hicks to force him to sell to a higher bidder so they can collect more money.

A judge keeps delaying the decision on the sale to the point that it seems the Rangers will not have a chance to make a trade for a run at the World Series.

Somehow, Ryan and GM John Daniels pull off the cockblock of the season by turning the tables on the evil Empire Yankees by swooping in and snagging pitching ace Cliff Lee at the last moment. The Rangers just out-Yankee the Yankees.

Word leaks that Dallas billionaires including Jeff Beck and local and controversial sports owner Mark Cuban enter the bidding process. The possibility the MLB commissioner Bud Selig backed Ryan/Greenberg ownership group may not get the team.

One of the other potential owners was interviewed and when asked of John Daniels and Nolan Ryan would remain with the team if he got them and paused for a moment, said "No comment. But what I can say is this has been a long process and when its over I'll take you out for a steak and explain it all."

The Rangers end the first half of the season getting swept by one of the worst teams in baseball bringing back memories of the typical hapless team the Metroplex sport community knows and ignores.

Now Nolan Ryan and Greenberg are suing the team to try and force the originally agreed upon deal they thought they had to be forced through.

MLB ultimatley has the decision on who buys the team. So the winner of the bidding may not even get the team.

On top of all that, if Ryan/Greenberg win out, its possible the creditors may take this all the way to the Supreme Court to challenge Major League Baseball's infamous antitrust exemption. This is obviously something MLB wants to avoid considering they just ruled against the NFL who was requesting similar protection.


This is just crazy.

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: The Texas Rangers are the sports soap opera of the year and nobody knows it

thats because no one pays attention to baseball outside of a handful of diehards. people root casually for their regional team and thats about it. SMH at people saying baseball is the #2 sport in the US. No one cares about it till the post season, and then they act like they have been following all season.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: The Texas Rangers are the sports soap opera of the year and nobody knows it

I just heard yesterday that Cuban is trying to buy the team...

omg I hope that happens...


somehow I had forgotten about Washington doing coke until I read this...seems like that SHOCKING news kinda got swept up into nothing...when has a freakin 50-60 year old coach ever been caught DOING COKE!!!...lol

this is what happens when your franchise hasn't won anything EVER...the amazing soap opera goes unknown...while Roy E. Williams says he is catching balls like Jerry Rice and it causes a media fire storm...
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Texas Rangers are the sports soap opera of the year and nobody knows it

Where does handing A-rod that contract rank in the all-time worst decisions in pro sports history? I'm not saying it's the worst decision ever, but it was pretty terrible. Baseball the game is designed in such a way that a single player just can't have enough impact to be worth that.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Texas Rangers are the sports soap opera of the year and nobody knows it

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thats because no one pays attention to baseball outside of a handful of diehards. people root casually for their regional team and thats about it. SMH at people saying baseball is the #2 sport in the US. No one cares about it till the post season, and then they act like they have been following all season.


you could make the same statement with every sport other than the NFL
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: The Texas Rangers are the sports soap opera of the year and nobody knows it

so it is unknown what Ryan's role would be if Cuban were to buy the team?
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:54 PM   #7
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so it is unknown what Ryan's role would be if Cuban were to buy the team?

pretty much
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:56 PM   #8
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^^^ that's funny


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Old 07-12-2010, 06:59 PM   #9
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Default Re: The Texas Rangers are the sports soap opera of the year and nobody knows it

Its still kinda funny.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:11 PM   #10
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you could make the same statement with every sport other than the NFL
nah, if all this shit was going on on an nba team, espn would be all over it in their hype factory.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:13 PM   #11
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nah, if all this shit was going on on an nba team, espn would be all over it in their hype factory.


nope.

not if it was a traditional loser with a small fan base like the Rangers.

they would give the same passing coverage to the TWolves
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:44 PM   #12
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Default Re: The Texas Rangers are the sports soap opera of the year and nobody knows it

Interesting that Hicks leaves and the team start to improve. Of course he has worked his "magic" at Liverpool and they are in dire straits right now.

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Old 07-12-2010, 07:48 PM   #13
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nah, if all this shit was going on on an nba team, espn would be all over it in their hype factory.
Dude i love the nba but the nba isnt all that close to baseball in terms of US popularity.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:55 PM   #14
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Interesting that Hicks leaves and the team start to improve. Of course he has worked his "magic" at Liverpool and they are in dire straits right now.

What exactly is the situation with the team's ownership stance right now, are they in receivership/bankruptcy kentatm?


they are in bankruptcy which is why the Ryan/Greenberg group may end up losing the team.

apparently, Hicks wanted $40 million more from R/G and he wasn't going to get it. He kept asking MLB to allow him to open bidding again and they wouldn't.

Some lawyer (dunno if it was an MLB or a Hicks lawyer) decided to put the team into bankruptcy so MLB has lost most control over what they can do. The deal would already be done had that not happened.
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^^^ that's funny






He looked so happy in those photos.
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