The Texas Rangers Need a New Owner
As fans of the Texas Rangers, we, the undersigned, hereby petition Tom Hicks to sell the team. We believe Tom Hicks has failed as an owner. Hicks acquired a contender 10 years ago but his mis-management as owner and chief executive of the Rangers has left fans with a team that has placed 3rd or 4th in a 4-team division for 7 consecutive seasons, finishing with a record above .500 only once since its last division title in 1999, a season after Hicks took ownership but before his meddling ways could throw the team off track. The team\'s 2007 performance shows continued decline with no hope in sight for a championship season. As signers of this petition, we believe Tom Hicks is ruining the Texas Rangers. Despite rising ticket, parking and concession prices, the team\'s salary, especially as compared to other team salaries, has disproportionately declined while the local market has rapidly grown. The Rangers talent has been depleted under Hicks\' tenure due to frequent changes amongst coaching, development and scouting personnel combined with bad trades, poor free agent signings, and bad decisions to not re-sign talented players or acquire better free agents. Hicks has left the Rangers void of the talent necessary to compete for a division title, much less a World Championship. With all this and more in mind, we sign this petition to voice our displeasure with Tom Hicks as owner of the Texas Rangers and our insistence that he sell the team ASAP to an owner committed to winning. NOTE: ONLY YOUR COMMENT TO THE LAST QUESTION (IF YOU PROVIDE ONE) WILL BE SHOWN PUBLICALLY. ALL OTHER RESPONSES, INCLUDING YOUR NAME, WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL THE PETITION IS SENT TO TOM HICKS EACH TIME ANOTHER 100 SIGNATURES ARE ADDED. NAMES AND COMPLETE RESPONSES WILL BE PROVIDED TO TOM HICKS WHEN THE PETITION IS PRESENTED TO HIM. YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS EFFORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATES AND YOUR PRIVACY ON THIS SITE WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.