Texas Rangers TV Broadcaster Dave Barnett Is Taking A Leave Of Absence, Wants His Privacy

The Dave Barnett story is a bit odd. He struggled with his speech the last time he called a Texas Rangers game on June 18, and now he's taking a leave of absence that is supposed to last the rest of the season, according to his own statement:

I want to thank everyone for your kind sentiments and words of encouragement over the last couple of weeks. It has meant a lot to me during what has been a very difficult time. Effective immediately, for health reasons I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from my broadcasting duties that I expect to last for the remainder of the season.

I would ask that you please respect the privacy of me and my family during this time.

Thank you once again for your support.

Barnett said he had severe migraines when he was broadcasting. This what The Dallas Morning News reported:

The Rangers sent Barnett, 54, back home to Denton for tests. He has not worked since.

Barnett reported he has undergone a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test, a MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram) and an EEG (electroencephalogram) to study what makes him tick.

The preliminary diagnosis, he said, is "a complicated migraine."

"There is a kink in the hose," was his layman's explanation.

Read more on the Rangers at Lone Star Ball.

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