Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Some quotes on the Astros/Corpus extension

Nice set of quotes from the Hooks on the news of the PDC extension through 2016 with the Astros.

CEO Reid Ryan:
This is a great day for Ryan-Sanders Baseball and the Corpus Christi Hooks. The extension further strengthens our great relationship with the Astros. Most importantly, it means that for the next six seasons our fans in the Coastal Bend will be able to continue following the progress of their Hooks as they ascend to the Major Leagues. We have been blessed with a terrific fan base in Corpus Christi and I'm extremely proud of Ken Schrom and the rest of our front-office staff at Whataburger Field. Corpus Christi was an Astros town for 40 years before it was a Hooks town and that dynamic has been an important factor in our success."

Ricky Bennett:
"Corpus Christi has been an integral part of our player development system since 2005, and the fan base that has grown in that area since then is just as important as the growth our players have had while at the Double-A level. We are excited about preserving our valued relationship with Ryan-Sanders Baseball and the City of Corpus Christi for the next six seasons."

With the Rangers' Double-A team in Frisco, it didn't make any sense for the Rangers to target the other Nolan Ryan (who is baseball's version of Uncle Pennybags) franchise.

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