We just received an email from John Blake, executive vice president of communications for the Texas Rangers, responding to our inquiry Wednesday about the possibility of the team recording an “It Gets Better” video. FYI, the petition at Change.org calling for the Rangers to do so is now up to 2,394 signatures.
“The Rangers have received the correspondence and we are currently considering our options and the timing on any initiatives,” Blake said in his email.
We called Blake to try to get more out of him.
“It’s late in the season and everything, and it’s just a matter of timing and that kind of thing,” Blake said, adding that the team is in the midst of a pennant race. “We’ve received the correspondence [emailed petitions] and we’re just considering the best way to add the whole bullying initiative. We’ve discussed it internally and that’s where we’re at. I think it’s fair to say we’re seriously looking at our options.”
Asked whether the organization has set any kind of a timeframe for a decision, Blake said: “I think it will be sooner rather than later.”
In other words, keep those signatures coming!