Friday, July 11, 2008


So where will Scribe head to next?

It's a place where "chicks dig the long ball" and pitchers...


Well, they're at least on the mound.

Outside of a layover in Houston during the 2005 NLCS, this is the first voyage to Texas; more specifically, the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Just as Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in April and PNC Park in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, Scribe will give an in-depth look into Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, the bandbox that Josh Hamilton, Milton Bradley and Michael Young call home. It will be the last series before the All-Star Break in the Bronx and they will take on the Chicago White Sox. Expect to see the camera eye follow a lot of home run balls.

It's possible that you'll get a bonus: a look at Dr Pepper Ballpark, the home of the Rangers' Double-A affiliate Frisco Roughriders. Built in time for the 2001 Texas League season, this 10,000-seat facility was called the best new ballpark by in 2003.

When this trip was planned a few months ago, I had promised to not work. Um... oops. And while this won't be the last ballpark you'll see on this blog this year, this is one that garners the most personal excitement. So much has been said about the Texas-style architecture and the passion for sports in the state. It's about time to experience it all upclose while catching up with a longtime friend.

Guess I'll see you in Texas!

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