Robson Ranchers score a grand slam night

Rangers “Fan Central”

Rangers “Fan Central”

Vicki Baker

Take us out to the ball game.

Robson Ranch residents Sheri and Jack Twigg, Jimmy and Helen Hayes and Scott and Vicki Baker ventured out to Arlington on the night of June 3 to enjoy a ball game: Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox.

Take us out with the crowd.

What a night as we joined a crowd of 32,000 fans to watch the Rangers in the second game in their series against the White Sox.

Buy us some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

It was $1 hotdog night at the game. And nothing’s better than a “ball park dog” or two, or three. This was topped off with bags of dry roasted peanuts and ice cold beer.

We don’t care if we never get back.

It was a beautiful and fair Texas night; clear skies, temperatures in the low 80s, gentle breezes and later that night a full moon. You couldn’t ask for better weather for a baseball game, and on a night like this who wants to get back home?

Let us root, root, root for the home team.

The Rangers had just beat the Sox the evening before, and we were pumped to root the Rangers onto another victory.

If they don’t win it’s a shame.

But by the second inning, the Sox were up 6 to nothing. Things were looking even worse when the Sox scored another three runs by the seventh inning. The Rangers had nothing on the scoreboard; it was a crying shame and we knew the Rangers were going down.

One, two, three strikes they’re out.

It was strike after strike as the Rangers struggled to score. Despite our cheers and jeers, our team just couldn’t cross home plate. Finally the Rangers were on the board by the eighth inning. At the bottom of the ninth inning the score was Rangers 2, Sox 9.

At the old ball game.

Being at the old ball game brings out the kid in everyone. Even though our Rangers didn’t bring home another victory, that didn’t keep us from topping off our evening with a celebratory stop at Dairy Queen for another Texas tradition—a DQ Blizzard!

This is what life is all about—an evening with friends enjoying a ball game, hot dogs, cold beer and ice cream. Now, that’s a Grand Slam!