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Take me out to the ball game...

- Post by Megan Webb, Marketing

For those who know me, it is no secret that I am a baseball fanatic. I was brainwashed (by my father) at a very young age to love the sport. One of my favorite movies is “The Sandlot” and I probably use the phrase “You’re killing me, Smalls!” a little too much. So when my co-workers, Chris and Amanda, invited me to a Texas Rangers game I was absolutely thrilled.

Chris, Amanda, and I all attended Texas A&M University where we started our tradition of going to sporting events together. We were really excited to head out to the ballpark in Arlington for our first game of the season and watch our reigning American League champs take on the Los Angeles Angels. We got there early enough to tailgate for a bit. It was fun to watch all the kids run anxiously into the stadium in hopes of getting the free Neftali Feliz jerseys they were handing out that day.

We had GREAT seats on the third base line, right in foul ball territory. We sat through the first four innings and then decided to take a quick trip around Arlington Ballpark. Like any ballpark, the stadium is filled with stands of merchandise and food. We were stuffed after eating bratwursts, sunflower seeds, corn dogs, French fries, and ice cream. We almost got our hands on a funnel cake, but by the time Amanda got to the front of the line, they had just sold out. (She was very disappointed.)

We returned back to our seats with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the game, but would you believe someone caught a foul ball right where I was sitting! That will be the last time I ever miss part of a game!

There is so much about baseball that I love, but I would have to say my favorite part of going to games is the 7th inning stretch when everyone stands up to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

The Rangers came out on top that day with 10 hits and a 5-4 victory over the Angels. Currently, they are the #1 team in the American League West and we hope to make it out to several more games.