ARLINGTON, Texas — Nolan Ryan was bundled up, trying to stay warm, like everyone else at Rangers Ballpark.
Ryan was in his customary front-row seat Wednesday near the Texas dugout during the coldest day game ever at the park, and he plans to keep sitting there for a while.
Even after the long, cold day that ended with a 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay, there was good news for Texas afterward when Ryan ended weeks of speculation about his future with the team. The Hall of Fame pitcher is staying as chief executive officer.
“After productive discussions the last several weeks with [co-chairmen] Ray Davis and Bob Simpson about the structure of our organization, together we are moving forward,” Ryan said in a news release issued by the team after the completion of its first homestand.
Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore (2-0) combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, and the Rays got their only runs on a fielder’s choice grounder and a sacrifice fly. It was only 39 degrees when the game started...