The Texas Rangers shelled out $51.7 million for the exclusive opportunity to sign the 25-year-old pitcher. Today, they either enter into the baseball convenant, or the Rangers get their money back.
That terminology is team president Nolan Ryan's own description of the Ballpark at Arlington's new one-pound, two-foot long, $26 chili-cheese dog.
The diving play of his life from Devon Conley preserved a 7th inning lead and, ultimately, a trip to Omaha.
Spring is in the air, and baseball is on the diamond once again—though the final preseason games between the Rangers and the Astros took place in the musty confines of the Alamodome.