President Bush says he'll miss Nolan Ryan
And for parts of the past five seasons, he's had the end seat closest to the Rangers' dugout in the owner's box when he's come to games, watching with Hall of Famer and CEO Nolan Ryan.
Bush, who has retired to the Dallas area, said Ryan "brought a lot" to the Rangers during his tenure, praising him as a pitcher and a person.
"The Rangers will miss his presence -- and I will miss sitting next to my pal at the ballpark," Bush said in a statement sent by his office. "Laura and I wish Nolan and Ruth all the very best."
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