NOTE: After a late surge by the Yankees unraveled a 5-0 Texas lead in Game 1 of the ALCS, the camera caught two guys in the stands who looked very, very sad. I recognized the one on the right as Nolan Ryan. a former N.Y. Met who also pitched for a couple of other teams. He is now president of the Texas Rangers. Remarkably, not once did the TV announcers identify the befuddled-looking man next to Ryan who appears to be picking his teeth with his glasses. My guess is that Ryan's companion is so deeply
hated humble that even baseball announcers dare not speak his name (Remember the game was on TBS, not Fox.)
That may explain why Ryan himself threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. No doubt he would have gladly yielded the honor to a beloved Texan who worked tirelessly to bring peace and prosperity to a grateful nation, but evidently there was no one like that around. We can therefore deduce that the enduring legacy of our former POTUS is this: Even Texans could be counted on to boo the shit out of him.
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The Texas Rangers
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