Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oh, if Nolan wants it, then...

Nolan Ryan would happily welcome the 56-106 Astros to the American League.

Ryan was in favor of the Astros becoming the fifth team in the AL West. He doesn't like it that the Rangers are the lone Central Time Zone team in the division, which leads to late games for fans to watch and late-night travel arrangements for the team.

And, once the Astros become competitive again, there would be a natural Texas rivalry between the teams.

"It'd be good for baseball in Texas to have two teams in the same state vying for the division lead," Ryan said.

Funny how it's a natural rivalry for the team who might win the pennant. For the other team, it's death by designated hitter.