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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Despite being a Texas legend, it’s Nolan Ryan who is at fault in Rangers front-office flap

In the 11 days since someone in Ryan’s camp leaked to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram his dissatisfaction with the Rangers’ new power structure that took away his title of team president, all Ryan has mustered publicly is a statement that said absolutely nothing, a hubristic response unbecoming a CEO whose organization is in crisis mode. Meanwhile, ownership has bowed to the altar of his Nolan Ryanness, saying pretty, pretty please stick around. President of baseball operations Jon Daniels, who was promoted to that position from general manager in order to give bigger titles to his consiglieres and keep them with the Rangers, has talked about what a pleasure it is to work with an icon. And all the people wanting to speak the truth have bit their tongues because revealing it amid Ryan’s tantrum would be hypocritical.

Since no one else seems inclined to say it, then, here it is: Nolan Ryan is acting like a big baby.

But big babies need the most attention!

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 14, 2013 at 05:13 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jeff passan, jon daniels, nolan ryan, rangers

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   1. Sunday silence Posted: March 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM (#4388746)
I actually read the article and found nothing to explain what happened or any facts. Just a bunch of cliches: Ryan's a baby, Ryan has nowhere else to go; really he should shut up; his speech was nothing. Maybe post the speech so we can read it and form an opinion? I dunno; is Passan well respected?
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM (#4388748)
Two words: Ryan: Front Office: Noogies

(ok, that's four)
   3. Bote Man Posted: March 15, 2013 at 06:25 AM (#4388783)
I read the first sentence of the excerpt and decided that it was an opinion piece, and not worthy of my time and effort to read it. I glanced at the rest of the excerpt and confirmed my initial assessment.

Just because they write it doesn't mean we should read it.
   4. Lest we forget Posted: March 15, 2013 at 07:30 AM (#4388789)
If you build it, they still won't come

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