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Whirlwind ride to Hall of Fame induction starts for Adrian Beltre

(AP photo/Julio Cortez)


ARLINGTON — As if Tuesday wasn’t crazy enough, Wednesday didn’t start off any less frenzied for Adrian Beltre.

He and wife Sandra nearly missed their 7 a.m. flight to Texas.

They made it, arriving at DFW International Airport with just enough time to spare to scoot down to Globe Life Field for his first press conference since being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Time was at a premium, and the press conference actually started on time. That isn’t the norm for a Rangers presser. He spoke for around 22 minutes and then was whisked away so that he could catch another flight, this one on Air Ray Davis, for Cooperstown, N.Y.

All of that took place in less than 24 hours after receiving the Hall call.

“I haven’t sat down yet with the family and enjoyed it because it’s been a little too crazy for the last 20 hours,” Beltre said.

Things aren’t going to slow down much over the next seven months.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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