Baseball Commish Happy for Texas Rangers
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 27: Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig explains the rules involved with suspending game five of the 2008 MLB World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays till 8:00 pm (EST) on October 28 at the earliest of the Philadelphia Phillies at a press conference on October 27, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the AL West champion Texas Rangers have what the franchise deserves, with stability and a great ownership group.
Selig's visit to Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday came seven weeks after owners approved the sale of the team to a group headed by team president Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg. That ended a tumultuous process that included a bankruptcy auction for the sale by Tom Hicks.
Selig used a Beatles song to describe the process, saying nobody thought it would be that long or that winding.
The commissioner also says he wasn't surprised by the resignation Tuesday of chief operating officer Bob DuPuy, but that DuPuy will continue on special projects.
Published at 3:18 PM CDT on Sep 29, 2010
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