Texas Rangers Talk to Man in Polygamist Probe

I was a rather bemused to get the CNN Breaking News Alert, “Texas Rangers meet with and then release a man suspected of abusing a teenage girl at a polygamist compound.”

While I think this would disrupt team chemistry, the Rangers are currently last in the AL West and might have to take that risk. (Shoot, the crosstown Dallas Cowboys are trying to trade for Pacman Jones, who’s been arrested half a dozen times.) But why is that breaking news, especially if they didn’t even sign him?

It turns out that the story is about the other Texas Rangers. The ones with Chuck Norris.

Still not sure why this triggered a breaking news alert, however.

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  1. The Rangers, as always, need all the help they can get.