Aside the currently malfunctioning ownership apparatus, this has been a fairly tranquil, uneventful spring training. Which is a good thing. Yeah, Matt Harrison had inflammation in one of his feet — which isn’t serious — but if that is the worst setback from any of our regulars, then we are living quite well. It’s only March 10th, still three full Sundays from Opening Night in Houston, so let’s hope this trend of healthiness continues.
Texas Rangers Chief Executive Officer Nolan Ryan issued the following statement today:
“Over the last week, Ray Davis, Bob Simpson, and I have been in discussion and met in-person. The conversations have been productive, and we have discussed my role as CEO of the organization. We agreed these discussions will continue as we go forward.
I am very proud of what the Rangers have accomplished over the last several years, and I believe our preparations for upcoming season are what is important.”
So that’s good I guess.
As I’ve said, whether he decides to maintain his role as CEO or takes the first plane ticket to a different organization, it matters little. I’d like him to stay, because why not? We are going to continue winning for years to come — the type of success he should want to be a part of. If he winds up selling his shares and jumping ship, the Rangers are still going to be an elite franchise.
And if he leaves, it will ultimately look like a selfish and arrogant abandonment caused by his Texas-sized ego, which is catalyzed by his own self-importance.
Of course, there will very likely remain a small faction of Rangers’ fans — those who will read up on articles from Nolan’s buddies in Dallas-Fort Worth — declaring Jon Daniels as the nefarious mastermind behind the deleterious coup de tat of the man, the legend, Nolan Ryan.
There always has to be a narrative with the media, but we all know the best storytellers write books for children, which include pictures on the pages to show you what’s really happening.