Saturday, April 2, 2011
Hope Springs Eternal
I was at the last Major League Baseball game in 2010 when on Nov 1, the Giants of San Francisco closed out the World Series with a win over the Texas Rangers. Fortunately, I also had the opportunity to attend the Rangers 2011 home opener against the Boston Red Sox. Despite some trepidation about the starting pitching rotation, the Rangers faithful were in party mode and the game was sold out. These fans know how to tailgate - great displays of barbecues, tables, tents and even port-a-potties. The 2010 American League Champions banner was raised and although the Sox scored early, the Rangers bats were en fuego and we won 9-5. As I write, we won Saturdays game 12 to 5. A great start to 2011 against a team many are picking to go to the World Series.