Thursday, December 3, 2009

Deal to buy the Rangers screwed up

Soon-to-be-ex Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks is in the process of trying to sell his team to get out from under some financial difficulty. Why is this news?

Because Hicks is choosing between three groups: One headed by Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan; one headed by Hicks himself, with Nolan Ryan, and Roger Staubach; and one headed by Houston businessman Jim Crane.

How can Nolan Ryan be a part of two groups? Good question. And about that Jim Crane group, he's not likely to get much support, as he once allegedly backed out of a verbal agreement to buy the Astros.