Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan announces his retirement from the club on Thursday, effective Oct. 31.
When Nolan Ryan announced earlier in October that he would be resigning from his position as CEO of the Texas Rangers on Halloween, many folks assumed he'd most likely end up with another one of his former Texas teams, the Houston Astros, where his son Reid is in the front office.
Ryan insisted his days as a front office guy in baseball were most likely over.
Maybe he wasn't blowing smoke, after all.
The Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy wrote on Thursday that the legendary Ryan is considering a run at the Texas Agriculture Commissioner, further establishing himself with Texas farming and ranching behind his Nolan Ryan Beef line that has become so popular.
We've long said that Ryan could run for governor of Texas and win in a landslide, as he's right up there with Roger Staubach in the pantheon of legendary Texas sports figures. And frankly, with the state's recent history at governor, Ryan would be a refreshing change.
So while that would be a big step at the moment, he's getting started, apparently. Just put it this way, any political office in Texas Ryan runs for, he'd most likely win.