Reuters was right: Last week, the news service reported that the three parties interested in taking the Texas Rangers off Tom Hicks's hands would be in Arlington this week to meet and greet with team bigwigs. And, so far, so good: According to Official Statements from the LeMaster Group, which handles Hicks's PR, Houston's freight-train Jim Crane "and his advisors" paid Rangers Ballpark a visit on Tuesday; and, yesterday, the team has a visitor from Pittsburgh. Says the release we received last night:
Officials with Hicks Sports Group and the Texas Rangers held a series of meetings Wednesday with a second potential investor group for the Texas Rangers. The meetings with Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg and his advisors were conducted at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.Trust me, they won't.
The meetings included a tour of the facility and conferences with officials of both baseball and business operations of the Rangers. Team President Nolan Ryan and General Manager Jon Daniels were among the officials who met with Mr. Greenberg and his advisors. In general, the meetings were described as "routine and part of the normal due diligence process."
Neither Hicks Sports Group nor the Rangers will have any further comment regarding today's meeting.