Found June 02, 2012 on Angelswin:
By David Saltzer, Senior Writer In college, I once wrote a paper about a baseball player entitled “Why There’s a G-d, and Why He’s a Baseball Fan”. It was about the greatest pitcher I have ever had the pleasure to watch play the game, Nolan Ryan. When I was a kid, Nolan Ryan was synonymous with the Angels. One couldn’t think of one without the other. When he pitched, attendance in the stadium would double or triple. He was that big of a draw. My cousin, a die-hard Dodgers fan, would take the train down from the Valley just to watch him play. Often that was the only way or time I could go to an Angels game. My cousin didn’t come down for any other Angels player, but Nolan was just that good. You had to see the Express to know what phenomenal pitching was. It was a sight to behold. You couldn’t be a baseball fan without watching him pitch. In an era before Sports Center and ESPN, Nolan was sports news. Period. I don’t know what I mourned more in the fall of 197...

The Cardinals could do well to consider State College

As part of the Nolan Ryan takeover in Texas, Chuck Greenberg was pushed out as Rangers CEO in March 2011. The Pittsburgh native has since been rumored to be interested in buying the Pirates, but owner Bob Nutting reportedly does not have his team on the market. One club Greenberg does own is the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League. St. Louis Cardinals fans may be familiar...

Halo Headlines: Nolan Ryan to throw out first pitch today, Trout off to a historically impressive start, Angels invited scrutiny with big free agent moves

The June 1st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

Any player/Any era: Nolan Ryan

What he did: I always thought Nolan Ryan got screwed playing nine seasons on the Houston Astros. That's what I used to think at least, looking at years like 1987 when Ryan led the National League with a 2.76 ERA but finished 8-16. Certainly, those Astros went 76-86 and scored two runs or less in about half of Ryan's starts with him going 1-13 in those games. But there'...

The True Red and Blue: Lisa

This season, I have decided to use off-days as a time to introduce you to some of the great people I’ve met because of the Rangers and social media.  These are people I watch every game “with” via twitter.  I’ve tried watching without my Twitter family, and let me tell you it’s just not the same.  //// Now, let’s meet Lisa Wilkinson of Caddo, Oklahoma. When and how...

Are the Texas Rangers the Best Team Since the ’98 Yankees?

The Rangers are the best team since the ’98 Yankees. Do you agree? Tom Verducci made this statement yesterday to John Feinstein and Bruce Murray during their mid-day show on Mad Dog Radio. I think Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels have done a fabulous job turning around that ballclub, but they should not be discussed in the same breath as one of the best baseball teams...
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