ARLINGTON -- Rangers closer Joe Nathan was in full pads and helmet while wearing the Dallas Cowboys uniform during batting batting practice on Tuesday afternoon. Nathan was wearing a Tony Romo jersey while tossing the football around in center field.
Nathan, who is from New York and a Giants fan, was paying off a bet lost to reliever Mike Adams, the biggest Cowboys fan in the Rangers' locker room. The Cowboys beat the Giants, 24-17, last Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.
"Feels just like I thought it would, absolutely terrible," Nathan said. "Let's just say, I would have rather won the bet and watched him do it. But I've got to say he did a pretty good job of getting a uniform."
Nathan even signed autographs for fans while wearing the uniform.
"I'm kind of regretting that decision," Nathan said.
The Cowboys equipment crew provided the gear for Nathan to wear through Adams.
"Best bet I ever made," said Adams, who keeps a Cowboys helmet in his locker. "In Spring Training, when I first met him, first thing he told me was: 'I saw that crappy helmet in your locker. I'm a Giants fan so we should have some good bets going on.' It went from there."