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Rangers make Titanic gesture

Who better to lead the Rangers next season than their payroll-suffocating star who desperately tried to abandon ship?

Originally Published: January 27, 2004
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Fear not. We may have lost Captain Kangaroo last week but we gained Cap'n A-Rod.

Less than two months after he tried to orchestrate a trade to the Boston Red Sox, Alex Rodriguez was named the Texas Rangers team captain Sunday. The Rangers announced the captaincy at a news conference in which Rodriguez, owner Tom Hicks, general manager John Hart and manager Buck Showalter all wore tuxedos.

That's right, tuxedos. And no, I'm not making that up.

In what is already the prohibitive ...

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