My family and I decided to make the two hour drive to Arlington to enjoy our favorite baseball teams fan fest. We headed out bright and early (well for a Saturday anyway). We had to make a quick stop at a local fast food place for breakfast on the way there. We arrived at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington around 10:00. After purchasing our tickets, we had to wait a few minutes to do anything as my borther-in-law got sick (don't worry he was okay after a little bit). We quickly discovered that while we knew that is was going to be cold, we didn't realize just how cold. The temperature was in the low 30's with a wind chill in the 20s (which for north Texas is COLD).
My all time favorite players jersey at the Legends of the Game Museum at the Ballpark In Arlington
The first thing on the agenda for the two baseball fanatics(me and my brother), and the three others (my hubby, my sister, and my brother-in-law) along on our journey, was to visit the Legends of The Game Museum which is located in the behind the Outfield at the ballpark. After spending some time wondering around the museum, we went into the theater to get a seat to listen to the question and answer sessions with the Texas Rangers broadcasters (both radio and tv). After the broadcasters were through, a sports comdey troup took the stage to provide some baseball comedy before Josh Hamilton (the Rangers All-Star outfielder) took his turn to answer questions from the fans. The theater was overflowing when Mr. Hamilton took the floor. They allowed all the kids to come and sit on the floor in front of the super star slugger, which freed up more seats for the adults as well as allowed the kids a much closer view of Mr.
Huge cutout of my favorite all time baseball player at the Legends of the Game Museum at the Ballpark in Arlington
Hamilton. After listening to Mr. Hamilton answer questions about baseball, his personal life, and his belief in Jesus Christ, it was time to head back outside to see what else fan fest had to offer. We decided to head down to the field, where we were permitted to run around the bases. While there we also had our pictures made, while they put our names up on the Jumbotron. We then went in the Rangers dugout where we were able to sit where the players do during the games. We were then allowed to walk up the tunnel and into the Rangers Club house where the players have their lockers, get ready for their games, and relax afterward. Then it was time to head to the press box, where the broadcasters watch and call the Rangers games. Then it was off to the Diamond Club where we each bought a souviner to take home with us. Then we made the walk back to the car for the two hour drive home. Of course by the time we left the ballpark we had been there for about five hours, so we had missed lunch. We stopped on the way home at the local Chilis before calling it a night.
all of the Texas Rangers broadcasters