Just checked the e-mail this glorious baseball-season-y Sunday afternoon to find a missive from John Blake, exec veep of communications for the ball club, who sends word that Roger Staubach's throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rangers' 1:05 p.m. home opener against the Blue Jays on April 5. Former Cowboys who beat him to the pitch: Tom Landry, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. Hard to believe Captain America hasn't already done it.
Of course, you can guess the reason why now: In the words of team president and co-owner-to-be Nolan Ryan, "We feel that Roger Staubach is a very appropriate choice for this year's first pitch. This gives us the opportunity to salute his efforts in bringing Super Bowl XLV to Arlington."
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So when does Jerry get his shot as starter?