Josh Hamilton and Michael Young were among several Texas Rangers players who said they hope that team president Nolan Ryan will remain with the club if his ownership group fails to win the courthouse auction to determine the next owner.
"Nolan Ryan is the face of Rangers baseball, has been for a long time, and just baseball in Texas, period," Hamilton said. "To have him in it would be a great motivation for fans to keep coming out and want to be a part of an organization that has Nolan leading it, him knowing what it takes as a player and being a good businessman."
Said Young: "I would imagine everyone wants Nolan to stay around. He brings stability to our organization and everyone knows what he means to our community and sports in our town, so obviously I think it's very important that he stays."
-- Jeff Wilson