Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Mike Adams throws passes to Cowboys
By Richard Durrett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers reliever Mike Adams stopped by Cowboys practice Tuesday and was surprised to find himself on the field, throwing passes during drills.
"Jon Kitna asked if I wanted to go out there," Adams said. "It was neat. That made my day."
Adams doesn't try to hide the fact that he's a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He's talked about wagering with Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, a big Giants fan, on the outcome of the games the two teams play this season. Adams, who is from Corpus Christi and went to Texas A&M-Kingsville, has plenty of Cowboys jerseys and walked into the clubhouse on Tuesday wearing a Cowboys T-shirt.
"It was awesome," Adams said. "I just wanted to go meet some guys and get some stuff signed. I don't know who I was throwing too, I just wanted to make sure I made a good throw."
Adams said his favorite Cowboys players were Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders, and his current favorites are Tony Romo, Jason Witten and Miles Austin.
"I'm a complete fan," Adams said. "There's a pro level and then there's a fan level, and I'm on the fan level over there. They said they were following us. Romo, Miles, Jason all said they were keeping up a little bit and pulling for us."
Adams ran into Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones on his way out.
"He said I had an open invitation any time I had a few free minutes," Adams said.
But the reliever doesn't need tickets. He's a season-ticket holder, though he knows he could miss some games this year because of baseball playoff games. Adams said he's hopeful some of the Cowboys players will come over and take batting practice at some point.