Baseball and Hotdogs

By Margaret Ellen Crawford

Here in Texas sports aren’t just games, they are a way of life. Coming from Alabama, I’m no newbie when it comes to big crowds and die hard sports fans (Alabama and Auburn football anyone?), but since there aren’t any Major League Bseball teams in Alabama, I never really understood the hype behind baseball. So, when I got invited to go to a Rangers game this past weekend, I was excited to see what all the talk was about – and chow down on some hotdogs.

So, Sunday I woke up and gameday had offically arrived. Finally it was time to get ready, so I put on my borrowed Rangers tshirt and was ready to go. My friend and I drove out to the field in Arlington, and immediately I was struck by the huge crowd. The young, the old, couples, families – people of all kinds were there all donning red and blue ready to cheer on the Rangers. I was shocked at how many people were there on a random Sunday afternoon, and I could already tell that I was going to like this.

We walked into the ballpark and our first order of business was getting some hotdogs and coke to take to our seats so we wouldn’t have to leave during the game. We then gathered our food and headed to our awesome seats right along the stretch from third base to home plate and got situated for the game.

Finally the game began and what a game it was. The Rangers were playing the Mariners and ended up blowing them out of the park 12 to 5. There were even some impressive home runs and exciting stolen bases.

Aside from the game, there were so many fun things going on in the ballpark like a mascot race, givaways, and even some competitions for the kids. There was definitely never a dull moment… it was so fun I even forgot how hot it was outside – and that is no easy task.

At the end of the day I had a blast and learned a lot about the great American game of baseball… so much so that I bought a Rangers tshirt of my very own to don at my next game. I will definitely be returning the Rangers Ballpark to cheer them on with thousands of my closest friends to another win.

And it’s true… there’s nothing better than a hotdog at a baseball game.

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