Robbie Ross unveils new rookie outfit
Matthew Emmons/US PresswireRangers rookie reliever Robbie Ross has to wear some interesting duds at his teammates' request.
"We discussed what we wanted to do and decided to dress him like a true Texas Ranger," Lowe said. "So I went with Joe and we got all the stuff."
Before Sunday's ESPN game, Lowe and Nathan made a quick trip to a Sheplers Western Wear to make sure Ross looked the part. Top priority was a vest with a sheriff's badge. They added a cowboy hat, a toy gun and even a plush horse they found in the kids section. Ross smiled as he walked from the dugout to the bullpen as the videoboard cameras -- not to mention ESPN -- filmed his every move. Chuck Morgan, the club's guru of in-game entertainment, saw it too and started playing "Happy Trails" in the stadium. Ross did a little dance and had fun with it.
"They all were getting me dressed and then told me to walk out there," Ross said, smiling. "I did what I was told."
Lowe said this will be a daily ritual for Ross.
"It's part of his uniform now," Lowe said. "That's the deal."
So more fans will get to enjoy it as the season goes along.
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