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Ryan, Rangers Part Ways

Texas Rangers LogoOn Thursday, Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan announced his resignation as CEO of the Texas Rangers, effective at the end of the month.  He also sold his ownership stake in the club to co-chairmen of the board Bob Simpson and Ray DavisRead more and watch video here.  Interestingly, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made out better than Ryan by not securing the Rangers at auction in 2010.  Read more here.

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Extension Granted to Seal Ottawa Deal

Beacon Sports of Boston has been granted an extension until the end of the first quarter of 2013 to finalize a deal to bring a Double-A Eastern League franchise to Ottawa.  Beacon COO Richard Billings will be at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville next week to apparently round up additional investors for the ownership group that already includes Hall of Fame Continue reading

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Nolan Ryan Interested in New Ottawa Team?

Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, who already owns the Triple-A Round Rock Express (Pacific Coast League) and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks (Texas League) as part of Ryan-Sanders Entertainment, is believed to be negotiating through Beacon Sports Capital Partners to own a minority stake in the Double-A Eastern League franchise expected to set up shop in Ottawa (ON) in 2014.  Read more here.

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Rangers Pull Plug on Ryan-Ventura Fight Video

Texas Rangers public address announcer Chuck Morgan has decided to remove from the regular video montage play list at Rangers Ballpark the clip of then 46-year-old Nolan Ryan and 26-year-old Robin Ventura in a brawl in 1993, after Ryan hit Ventura with a pitch.  The decision appears to be a simple case of moving on and showing respect, as Ryan is now co-owner of the Continue reading

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