Thursday Newsletter time: Grading the inaugural Wilson Family Night at Globe Life Field
The Texas Rangers lost 2-1, but the air conditioning made watching so much more tolerable.
Wednesday night was Wilson Family Night at Globe Life Field, where our son has been asking us to take him since, oh, Opening Day.
He’s starting to learn more about the sport, so why not take to see the hottest act in baseball — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani. The boy really wanted to see Mike Trout, too, but was well-aware of the calf injury.
The experience rated as an A-minus. Ultimately, we all had a good time and want to go back, even though the kids left a tad disappointed that the Texas Rangers lost 2-1.
However, my grading scale is likely different from most.
1. The air conditioning can’t be beat. There’s no way a 6-year-old and a soon-to-be 9-year-old make it all nine innings at Globe Life Park. That’s 50% of the grade.
2. There was no whining from either kid. That’s 30% of the grade.
3. Getting in was easy, and getting concessions was easy.
4. The seating bowl really is close to the field. We were closer to the action at Globe Life Field than we would have been at Globe Life Park despite being on the second level.
5. We all want to go back.
Demerits: Everything is expensive, from the $11 beer to the $48.71 hat the boy wanted as part of his birthday haul. However, it was dollar-dog night, which we took advantage of. And, truth be told, it felt warmer than 72 degrees. Maybe it was all the bodies around us.
The bottom line here is that the roof is game-changer for a family that wants to go to a summertime Rangers game. It probably costs about as much as two hours at Main Event, depending on where you sit; you won’t be so sweaty that you stick to your seat; and the AC contributes to considerably less whining.
New schedule is here!
One of my favorite days of the season, and dare I say my favorite day, came Wednesday when MLB released the 2022 schedule.
Hey, we all have our quirks.
It’s the day I can start planning travel for the next season. In the past I’ve gone so far as to book hotel rooms for trips I know I will be taking. Go ahead and put me down for the two-game August series at Colorado, but I'll probably stay with my sister.
The Texas Rangers Newsletter is still building its travel budget, after all, and is seeking ways to cut costs. (Hint: Your paid subscription will help build the budget).
A few complaints about the schedule:
April 3 is going to be a disaster. That’s the series finale of the season-opening series against Joey Gallo the New York Yankees. It’s also the date of WrestleMania 38 … at JerryWorld. Plus, the Yankees are always a candidate for Sunday Night Baseball.
I would rather have the Rangers play three road games at Washington instead of at the New York Mets. D.C. is one of my favorite cities to visit. Pretty sure I wouldn’t want to live there, though.
And that’s it. Let’s do this (in eight months).
It’s Thursday, always a good time to catch up at the Texas Rangers Newsletter in case you missed it.
Hello, Grand Prairie. Here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods: A cobra is on the loose.
Apparently, someone around the 1800 block of Cherry Street allowed a West African Banded Cobra to escape its enclosure and then, the person thinks, escape the house.
Question: Why is it legal to own one of these in Texas? Question: Why would someone want one of these things? A pet for kids?
Grand Prairie police is asking anyone who sees this thing to call 911 immediately.
If I lived on the 1800 block of Cherry Street in Grand Prairie, I would move immediately. Who knows what else the crazy neighbor who has a damn cobra as a pet has slithering around the house.
Oh, and if I were to see the missing cobra, I would run it over with my car. Repeatedly.
This one cracked me up. Enjoy. See you Friday.