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T.R.'s Memoirs

T.R.’s Memoirs: The disastrous Chan Ho Park signing and a long-range plan that jumped the rails

(AP photo/Chris O’Meara)


Editor’s note: T.R. Sullivan retired after 32 years over covering the Rangers, the longest tenure of any beat writer in club history. He is contributing his memories exclusively to this website.


“We finally have our No. 1 starter.”

— Rangers owner Tom Hicks on the signing of Chan Ho Park

“The wimps and the pussies will sort themselves out quickly.”

— Pitching coach Oscar Acosta on the Rangers pitching staff during the 2002 spring training.

“T.R., I got screwed.”

— Rangers manager Jerry Narron, on the team he was given in 2002.

T.R. Sullivan

T.R. is a Military Brat and graduate of the University of San Francisco who retired in 2020 after a 40-year career with the Denison Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MLB.Com. He covered the Texas Rangers for 32 years.

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