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Texas Rangers Pitch In to Help Cedar Hill High, While Tom Hicks Jr. Apologizes (Again)

Let's start this item with some kind words for (for now) Tom Hicks Sr.'s baseball club, which, at 12:30 p.m. today will help out Cedar Hill High School, where students returned from the winter break to find the baseball team's field house ransacked and more or less destroyed by vandals. Texas Rangers spokesman John Blake sends word that the team's Baseball Foundation will present Cedar Hill High with a $10,000 check today to help cover some of the loss; pitcher Brandon McCarthy and second baseman Ian Kinsler are also throwing in some of that scratch. And, says Blake, "pitcher Tommy Hunter and outfielder David Murphy are providing baseball equipment to the players," mighty nice.

Now then, the final word (for now) from Tommy Jr. concerning his blow-me missive to one Liverpool FC fan over the weekend, which led today to his resignation from the team's board of directors. As promised, Lisa LeMaster sent to Unfair Park -- and only to Unfair Park with regards to U.S. media, per our Saturday night request -- this second statement from Hicks Jr., which took two days to write. It reads, in full:

"I have great respect for Liverpool Football Club, especially the Club's supporters. I apologize for my mistake, and I am very sorry for my harmful words. I do not want my actions to take away from the Club's future; therefore I am resigning from the Board. To the fans and to the Club, please accept my sincerest apologies."

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