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Nolan Ryan and the Baseball Gods

by M.C. Antil on October 11, 2012

I’ve always found it deliciously ironic that Texas Ranger head honcho and franchise icon Nolan Ryan often sits during games with his fellow Texan and political soul-mate, George W. Bush.  Because it was Bush who inspired the late Texas governor and noted Lone Star hip-shooter Ann Richards to quip famously about the one-time frat boy-turned-chief executive, “He […]

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