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ARLINGTON (CBS11NEWS/AP) – Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan can do a pretty good impersonation of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. The pitcher and New York Giants fan had no choice.

Nathan paid off a bet with fellow reliever and Cowboys fan Mike Adams by donning a full Romo uniform, including pads and football cleats, during the Rangers’ batting practice before Tuesday night’s game against Cleveland. It was the Rangers’ first home game since the Cowboys’ season-opening 24-17 victory at the Giants last Wednesday.

joenathan Rangers Closer Joe Nathan Dons Romo Gear

Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers plays around wearing the football helmet belonging to Joe Nathan #36, and wearing Tony Romo’s NFL Dallas Cowboy uniform after lost a bet to his team mate Mike Adams during batting practice at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 11, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Nathan even threw a few passes to teammates in the outfield before signing autographs for fans while still wearing the No. 9 jersey and helmet with a star.

Adams also had a bet with general manager Jon Daniels, who will have to wear a Cowboys cap during a media session.

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