Ryan Summons Back to the Ballpark the Man Who Ran Stadium Operations Way Back When
Miller's return to Arlington -- where, from '83 till '95, he was in charge of the Rangers' ticket operations and customer relations as Director of Stadium Administration -- is no big surprise; the club just sent over the release, but the Austin paper called it last Thursday, as Major League Baseball was OK'ing the Greenberg-Ryan team takeover. Miller will be the senior veep "involved in a number of areas in the Rangers business operation, including ticket and sponsorship sales and fan experience," according to the team.
And while this seems like a very behind-the-scenes, inside-baseball hire, consider: Miller's a baseball guy -- the kind of ballclub exec who says things like, "The biggest compliment you could give us is when you say we're baseball people. Because we are. I'm a firm believer that a baseball person, a guy that has a love for the game, should be running the club." And one Friend of Unfair Park who's worked for the Rangers for years says Miller's "one of those guys that has a great passion for baseball" and that his hire means "our customer service, ticket operations and fan experience just got 100% better." Now, if he could only do something about 193-degree temperatures at first pitch.