Laviolette, Ruff just missed being Rangers teammates

Via: Raleigh News and Observer

Ruff was traded to the Rangers on March 7, 1989, which meant that his 13 games with the Rangers occurred after Laviolette had been returned to the Rangers’ farm team in Colorado. “Was that true? Was Lindy on the team at the same time I was?” Laviolette asked Friday. “I think I was already up and down. I had my cup of coffee and was on my return trip to Denver. That was it for me, 12 games. I don’t remember much of Lindy Ruff.”‘