Nolan Ryan will continue to be the CEO of the Texas Rangers, where his responsibilities will be to function as the voice of the organization on those occasions when the voice of a Cornell grad who was born in Queens is not appropriate for that task.
Thursday Morning Links
Nolan Ryan is here to be the president of the Texas Rangers baseball team and chew gum, and he's no longer the president of the Texas Rangers baseball team
Gil Lebreton says that Nolan is sticking around because... sigh, I hate typing this even though the sentiment won't be attributed to me... because he hates to not finish a start.
Jeff Wilson says that Nolan Ryan is here to be the president of the Texas Rangers baseball team and chew gum, and he's no longer the president of the Texas Rangers baseball team.
Kevin Sherrington tells us that even though Nolan Ryan isn't over this whole ordeal, he and the Rangers are staying together... for the kids.
Evan Grant also has a post on the end (for now?) of the Nolan Ryan fiasco, saying that Bob Simpson and Ray Davis told Nolan Ryan that it was okay that he wasn't given the right to consent to invasive medical and make education decisions for the Rangers because he was still named Joint Managing Conservator.
T.R. Sullivan reports that Ryan, Davis and Simpson had a meeting to talk about their relationship, after which Nolan Ryan said he was fine with he and the Rangers organization being "just friends" if that's what will make the Rangers happy.
T.R. Sullivan's notes column talks about Matt Harrison going to the DL, Yu Darvish's finger (it's doing well!) and Lance Berkman's hot bat.
Justin Grimm will likely be facing off against Felix Hernandez when he starts in place of Matt Harrison, though he doesn't seem to be worried because the Mariners lineup is terrible.
Here's a summary of an interview where Robbie channels Alan Turing and goes all computer sciencey in your face.
Todd Wills says that Ron Washington continues to trust Mitch Moreland against lefties and Mitch Moreland continues to demonstrate that Ron Washington is a crazy person.
Todd Wills focuses on the positives from yesterday by noting that Derek Holland had a quality start, and also has his Rapid Reactions to yesterday's game.
Ron Washington says that Nick Tepesch doesn't have overpowering stuff but he has a pretty face and a nice personality.
Finally, Margaret Thatcher is not going to "do a little jump," which makes me wonder how she would have reacted to the Five Questions on the old Craig Kilborn Daily Show.