Well, we've known it was bound to happen basically since the day Nolan Ryan left the Texas Rangers on Halloween, and now, it appears imminent, as Ryan met with the Houston Astros on Tuesday in Houston to discuss a possible future collaboration.
According to several Houston media outlets, Ryan met with Astros owner Jim Crane, whom Ryan outbid to buy the Rangers back in 2008 and rescue them from bankruptcy. Of course, Ryan's son, Reid, is the Astros' president of business operations and Ryan spent more years as a player for the Astros than he did for any of his other three teams.
“I told them I had to give some thought to the time commitment that I’d have to make,” Nolan Ryan said. “I told them I would get back with them.”
So there you go, the biggest non-mystery in DFW sports over the last few months appears to be coming to fruition. It's only a matter of time before Ryan is trying to do everything he can to catch and beat his former employer and seemingly bitter business rivals in Arlington.