On a day that saw Rick Carslisle, the head coach of the World Champion Dallas Mavericks, take the mound at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to deliver the ceremonial first pitch before the game against the Red Sox, Mike Adams, the Rangers’ newly acquired reliever, took the field at Valley Ranch to throw passes to members of the Dallas Cowboys--a game of Dallas sports musical chairs that would have been complete had Jason Witten headed to the AAC to shoot jumpers.
Adams, who grew up a diehard Cowboys fan in Corpus Christi, was visiting practice Tuesday before heading to the Ballpark for the aforementioned game when Jon Kitna asked if he’d like to throw some passes. Of course, Adams agreed.
"It was awesome," Adams said, per ESPN Dallas. "I just wanted to go meet some guys and get some stuff signed. I don't know who I was throwing to, I just wanted to make sure I made a good throw."
After bumping into Jerry Jones on his way out of the complex, this might not be the last visit Adams pays to Valley Ranch.
"He said I had an open invitation any time I had a few free minutes," Adams said.
In turn, the Rangers’ reliever hopes that some of the Cowboys might make it out to the Ballpark to take batting practice in the coming weeks.
"I'm a complete fan," Adams said. "There's a pro level and then there's a fan level, and I'm on the fan level over there. They said they were following us. Romo, Miles, Jason all said they were keeping up a little bit and pulling for us."
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