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Summer = Baseball

As summer is winding down, I thought I would take the opportunity to make a suggestion.  There is less than a month left in the Ranger’s season, and I think everyone should try and make it to one of the last home games.


I’ve been going to Rangers games since I was a little kid.  I remember the days of Nolan Ryan and Pudge Rodriguez.  This summer has really taken me back- watching players like Josh Hamilton and Michael Young who obviously love this game.


No, the Rangers are certainly not the best team in the league… they’re not even above 500 right now.  But this team is more fun to watch than it has been in a long time.


Now that the heat is starting to go down just a little bit, it’s a great time to go and relax at Rangers Ballpark.  And one benefit this has over Cowboys or Mavericks games?  You can get tickets CHEAP- as low as $10 (though those may not be the best ones to choose).  Sure, the beer costs $7, but they taste so good when you’re sitting at the ballpark.


So, everyone should try and head out to Arlington sometime in September.  The Rangers may win, they may lose, but it will definitely be fun.




Forty-two days till game time

Now that hockey season is over…um, er, uh…it’s time to think baseball. A sport which remains relatively in tact. And I’m not talking about the Rangers.

If you haven’t been to the two year old ballpark in Frisco and seen the Frisco RoughRiders play, you have truly missed a great recent addition to this part of Texas.

A game at the RoughRiders’ home field is everything that a trip to the Rangers isn’t.

You can get $7 outfield general admission seats. A great seat on first base is a whopping $15. There’s free parking with a convenient free shuttle. The concessions are reasonably priced. The grounds are spotless. The attendants are helpful and courteous. The bathrooms are clean, plentiful and without lines. The entertainment between innings is actually entertaining. And traffic is virtually non-existent.

Oh, and then there’s baseball. A bunch of great young guys out there playing their hearts out for minimum wage, who behave like gentlemen on and off the field. Last year they were the Texas League Division Champs with 45 wins, 25 losses.

To get there, take the Tollway north, and when you see the stadium, take a right. Pay parking is on the grounds, or free parking is over at the mall, 150 yards away. Even if you’re coming from downtown, I guarantee it is closer time wise, than The Ballpark in Arlington. Or whatever it’s called now.

Free Mavs Tickets

Mavs fans can stop by any of the 10 Dallas/Fort Worth-area Academy Sports & Outdoors locations, purchase $50 or more in Reebok footwear and receive two tickets to a select Mavs home game during the 2004-2005 season.

Fans will also have the opportunity to enter to win a road trip to watch the Dallas Mavericks take on the Memphis Grizzlies April 20, 2005.

Offer ends February 27th – more info here.

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