Nolan Ryan son

Nolan Ryan's son, Reid Ryan, has been named the next president of the Houston Astros on Friday.
George Postolos stepped down as the Astros president and CEO on Monday and Reid Ryan’s name surfaced late Wednesday night as a possible candidate.
Ryan was introduced in a news conference Friday.
Tal Smith, who was Astros team president from 1994-Nov. 2011 and spent more than 30 years as a baseball executive with the Astros feels adding Ryan is a solid move.
“A great choice,” said Smith. “He’s been around the game his entire life and he’s accomplished in his own right. It’s good to have the Ryan name associated with the Astros again.”
Smith is currently a special adviser to the Sugar Land Skeeters.
“He’s personable and he can appeal to both fans and sponsors alike,” said Smith. “And it will go a long way in mending fences.”
Ryan is credited with the idea of creating the Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks baseball clubs. He is actively involved in both serving as Founder and CEO for both the Express (Rangers) and the Hooks (Astros).
Ryan also serves on the executive committee of the Pacific Coast League, on the Board of Trustees for Minor League Baseball and is the Board of Trustees representative for the Baseball Internet Rights Company (BIRCO).