Despite saying time and again over the past few months that he is only willing to sell a minority portion of the Rangers franchise, Tom Hicks told the FWST that he is now open to exploring other options, including selling a majority share of the team.
"I am selling part of the Rangers. I don’t know how big of a part. Yes, I’d be open to selling more than a minority share, but it depends on who the partners are."
The article, by none other than Randy Galloway, goes on to suggest that Nolan Ryan and his business partner might be interested in making a deal with Hicks. After the media masses were done with the Rangers' owner, they immediately moved over to Ryan, who had this to say:
"Knowing nothing about what the details are, and having not been involved in discussions [about being a majority owner], there’s no way I can comment on any of this," Ryan said.
Would it be something he would now explore?
"That’s hard to say," Ryan added, "without having talked to Tom about it."
Could you imagine the media insanity if Nolan Ryan bought a controlling interest in the Texas Rangers?