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Why Did Greenberg, Rangers Part?

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In the annals of Local Awkward Sports News Conferences, it was right up there with Jerry hiring Switzer, Deion renouncing fornication and Terrell Owens taking "too many pills."

Yes, that awkward.

The hastily summoned news conference Friday at The Ballpark was supposed to explain, we thought, why Chuck Greenberg was suddenly no longer the chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers.

Instead, the three participants -- club co-chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson and team president Nolan Ryan -- offered no specifics and confined themselves to restrained farewells.

Not that we expected any of them to throw Greenberg under the team bus. But just the fact that Davis and Simpson were there in front of the cameras and notepads, after seven months of ...

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