My Nickel’s Worth
Sunday, Sept. 29 marked the end of the Major League baseball regular season. But this past Sunday marked the end of something else…baseball being played at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas where the Texas Rangers have called home since 1994.
Since I can remember watching baseball, I have grown up a New York Yankees fan (sorry everyone). But with the Yankees being in New York, we would go every year to Arlington to watch the Yankees take on the Texas Rangers. To me, as well as many true Texas Rangers fans, this ballpark will always be “The Ballpark in Arlington” rather than recently renamed Globe Life Park.
Every year since I was three years old, I have gone to a game when the Yankees have taken on the Texas Rangers. I have seen all of the Yankee and Ranger greats play for 20 years. Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre, Michael Young, Vladimir Guerrero, and so on. With the stadium closing down with the Rangers moving into a new one next season, it really brought back all of the memories I have from all of these years. Going to the games with my Nana and Papa who were such a big reason I am the huge Yankee fan that I am today, along with my parents, Aunt, Uncle, and cousins. There are so many memories that came back to me, but being with them along with watching so many legendary players through the years is what I will remember most.
As an avid baseball fan, I have been to many baseball stadiums throughout the country. The Rangers ballpark, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, and the Baltimore Orioles. Of all the ballparks other than my Yankees, the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was always my favorite. I always thought that this was the most beautiful stadium, as well as being in my type of scenery and with my type of weather. Watching a baseball game in Texas in the middle of the summer, doesn’t get much better than that. This is me along with many other baseball fans saying we will miss you Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and thank you for the many memories!