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Friday a.m. Rangers stuff

Hell of a game last night.  That's the type of game that reminds me why I've hung in with this team for the last decade of mediocrity. 

And I'm not the only one feeling it, it appears...last night was the highest rated Rangers game in 6 years.  And walk-up sales have been 22,900 for Cliff Lee's two starts...he may bring in enough in extra revenue to more than balance out what he's owed the rest of the year.

Jeff Wilson says in his game story that Lee wanted to stay in to get the last two outs of the game, and lobbied Ron Washington stay in. 

Evan Grant, in his post-game notes, compares the decision to leave Lee in the game in Boston with the decision to go to Neftali Feliz last night.

Chris Cox, in his game story, talks about the Rangers' hustle helping to win the game.

Ray Buck has a column up about how great it is to have Cliff Lee here.

T.R. Sullivan's notes include talk about Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz getting on track at the plate, and the latest in the Rich Harden comeback.

On the bankruptcy front, Barry Shlachter has a story up about yesterday's proceedings, with Judge Lynn saying he wants the entire thing wrapped up by August 7, a time frame that works to the advantage of the Greenberg/Ryan group.

I still have my doubts that Mark Cuban will end up owning the Rangers, for a variety of reasons, but Evan Grant thinks that, if Cuban does buy the Rangers, Nolan Ryan will stick around at least long enough to give working for Cuban a shot.