While everyone today is talking about Tom Hicks’ acknowledgment that he’s now looking to sell most of the Rangers (rather than just take on a minority investor), a curious detail about the story is being overlooked. Look who broke the story: the Star-Telegram‘s Randy Galloway. Those following along at home know that the Star-T and the DMN recently divided up the local sports teams and entered into a content-sharing agreement. The Star-T covers the Rangers and the Texas Motor Speedway, and it shares that coverage with the DMN. The DMN does Mavericks and Stars, and it shares with the Star-T. They both tackle the Cowboys. (See what I did there?)
So where’s the big Rangers news today in the DMN? It’s not in there. My guess: the Star-T has Galloway do the big story because that’s a loophole. “Hey, we shared our story from Jeff Wilson about the Rangers’ loss to the Yankees. That was the agreement. This Galloway thing? That’s our columnist. He wrote a column. That’s ours.” Another guess: Bob Mong is less than super enthusiastic today about his working relationship with the paper from Fort Worth.