Nathan's Rangers teammates pull for Stony Brook
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Joe Nathan has turned some of his Texas Rangers teammates into Stony Brook fans.
The Rangers closer is the only major leaguer from College World Series-bound Stony Brook, a Long Island university about 50 miles east of New York City.
Nathan got to watch the Seawolves beat LSU on Sunday night while on a team flight home from San Francisco. Nathan said Monday it was a pleasure and a "pretty cool experience" to be able to watch that game with the Rangers also rooting for his alma mater that plays its home games on Joe Nathan Field.
A shortstop in college, Nathan figures some of his current teammates didn't even know about the Seawolves a couple of days ago. But he says they were flashing the "O" hand signal like the Stony Brook players did to signify making it to Omaha.
Updated June 11, 2012