Thursday, August 5, 2010

Oh yeah, Nolan Ryan bought the Rangers

In case you didn't know, Nolan Ryan's group bought the Rangers after getting the screwgee from Mark Cuban and Jim Crane, and driving up the bidding.

So, according to Richard Justice:
Nolan Ryan told Drayton McLane wks ago the Rangers would be moving their AAA team to Round Rock if he got the team. Hello, Ok City?

While attending one of the Round Rock/Nashville games last weekend, I heard a rumor that, since the Brewers' contract expires with the Sounds at the end of this season, the Astros could move their Triple-A team to Nashville. This would be unbelievable on a number of levels, but it really does make sense. Southwest runs direct flights from Nashville to Hobby four times a day, and it's only a two-hour flight.

Still, it's not looking good for the Astros' affiliation with Round Rock.