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    Default How Bout Them Rangers!!

    Who used to own them?
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    My Giants should have closed it out last night in 4....

    If I were a betting man...I say Rangers V Giants....

    Giants in 6....

    Good Luck to the Rangers...they deserve it just as much as my Giants

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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
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    That's a welcome thought. Maybe we will recover from his leadership in less than 22 years.

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    Well, he gets blamed for everything else in his past. He might as well get credit for this too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    That's a welcome thought. Maybe we will recover from his leadership in less than 22 years.
    That means most of the players were in diapers when George ran the show. Maybe we should give him credit. His 25 year plan produced early!. What a draft!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    Well, he gets blamed for everything else in his past. He might as well get credit for this too.
    Credit given! How are they doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Credit given! How are they doing?
    They're doing better than the Phillies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose View Post
    They're doing better than the Phillies.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose View Post
    They're doing better than the Phillies.
    What do the Phillies have to do with the world series??? I thought Texas was playing San Fran? And someone mentioned Bush should get credit for the Rangers, even though he hasn't been involved for years?

    Oh, just as an interesting side note, do you know how the current Ranger ballpark was built? By a combination of raising taxes on local residents, and seizing privately owned property for the staduim. They then defaulted on payments to those whose land was seized, leaving the debt unsettled until the new owners took over from Bush et al, and finally paid the debt.

    Not surprising.

    From wiki:

    In April 1989, the Rangers' owner, oil tycoon Eddie Chiles, sold the team to an investment group that included the future President of the United States George W. Bush. Bush would serve as the Rangers' managing general partner until he was elected Governor of Texas in 1994. After hearing that Chiles planned to sell the team, Bush headed a group of investors that bought the team for $89 million. While his own equity in the team was a small one (approximately 1 %) he was named Managing General Partner of the new ownership team. He increased his investment the following year.
    During his tenure, the Rangers and the City of Arlington decided to replace the aging Arlington Stadium with a new publicly funded stadium, at a cost of $193 million, financed by Arlington residents, through a sales tax increase. Ground was broken on October 30, 1991 on what would become The Ballpark in Arlington (now named Rangers Ballpark in Arlington). The city, through the Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority, also controversially authorized the seizure of 13 acres (53,000 m2) of land through eminent domain for the Rangers future development. Landowners filed lawsuits over the acquisition and eventually won settlements of $22.2 million which the Rangers failed to pay.
    In 1998, venture capital billionaire Tom Hicks bought the team for $250 million. Hicks also agreed to pay the $22.2 million awarded in settlements in relation to the 1991 eminent domain litigation. [5]
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    However, the team still never recovered from the financial mismanagement that led to its sale. It went bankrupt and was purchased in a sale by the bankruptcy court this spring by the current management who rebuilt the team and made it possible to make a run for the world series.

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