Phones and cameras were constantly clicking inside Albany's Old Jail Center, Tuesday night as legendary pitcher & Texas Rangers co-owner Nolan Ryan took part in the city's Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Ryan, who is known to visit Albany in years past, took some time to speak with KTXS about the Ranger baseball team as Spring Training opened some 1,000 miles away in Surprise, AZ.
"We just felt like if we could promote Ranger baseball with the Chamber, then we were certainly interested in doing that," Ryan said.
When asked to reflect on the off-season and speak about the upcoming 2013, Ryan was optimistic about the team.
"We feel like we obviously have some positions to fill that are open, and some talented people to fill those positions. So there will be a lot of questions answered by the end of Spring Training. We feel like we're going to be a competitive ball club," said Ryan.
Be sure to tune in to KTXS Sports Sunday this weekend with Brandon Ortega for more on Nolan Ryan's trip to the Big Country.