Holly, jolly ramblings

In the spirit of Christmas, Page 2's Bill Simmons has some ramblings for kids from 1 to 92.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:20 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

You have to love Tom Hicks, the Texas Rangers owner who was dumb enough to outbid himself for A-Rod by $70 million, then brazen enough to demand money from the Red Sox when they were bailing him out of that same franchise-killing contract. He's a piece of work.

It's like somebody heading into a Mercedes dealership, offering $80,000 for a $45,000 car, then trying to decide the terms when someone's doing them a favor by buying out the lease. How do some of these owners get rich in the first ...

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