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Texas Lawyer Files Continuance So He Can Watch the World Series


Dallas Lawyer Darrell Cook had to explain in writing why he had to file a continuance for a routine hearing in a lawsuit. He has to go to the World Series to see the Rangers play.

We think there is some parable here about America, baseball and lawyers. About the best and worst things about America, baseball and lawyers. Feel free to write it yourself. We’re not going to do our job either…USA USA!

ABA Journal reports:


“Since 1972, when Darrell was but a lad of 13, he has been a fan of the Texas Rangers baseball club (hereinafter referred to as ‘Rangers’),” the motion says. “As such he has developed a love of the Rangers that has generally gone unrequited for thirty-eight (38) years.”

Cook told Texas Lawyer he had no one to cover for him, but he told NBCDFW that he’s arranged for another lawyer to appear for him, just in case the motion wasn’t granted.

He doesn’t have to worry. The judge granted the continuance, Cook revealed on his Twitter account. The Dallas Morning News has the update.

Here’s Cook’s Twitter.

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