ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers bench coach Steve Buechele missed the team's series finale against Houston on Sunday for the football opener at the University of Texas, where his son Shane is a true freshman quarterback expected to play against Notre Dame.
Steve Buechele was at the Rangers' ballpark before game, but then left for a short flight to make kickoff that night in Austin, Texas.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister wanted to make sure that his bench coach had a chance to be there with the rest of his family for his son's first college game.
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