August 2012

Cheers to 40 Years

In doing this job, I’ve found I have to be ready with my camera at a moment’s notice.  And, I’ve found I take a ton of photos… more than what’s needed but I try to get that perfect shot for posting on social media.

Because of that (I call it obsessive-compulsive-on-the-camera-button), I have too many photos I can’t use but want to share.  Here are a few of my current favorites from today’s 40th Anniversary All-Time Team/Alumni Weekend and Eric Nadel’s Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The weekend beings with the 40th Anniversary Luncheon honoring the All-Time Team and Eric Nadel.  They had the most American desert I could imagine… apple pie with a Rangers cookie.  It looks amazing and tasted delicious.

40th Anniversary Luncheon Cookie

40th Anniversary Luncheon Cookie

Waiting for the celebration on the field tonight, I met several of our prestigious alumni in the media interview room for a little twitter chat.  Charlie Hough, Buddy Bell, and Pudge Rodriguez were kind enough to take over the account for a few minutes.  I was a big fan of Pudge back in the day, so that was a special moment for me.

In addition to the guys tweeting from @Rangers, some of the alumni were signing an over-sized All-Time Team poster.  Here’s Jim Sundberg and Kenny Rogers inking their photo.

Jim Sundberg signs the All-Time Team poster

Jim Sundberg signs the All-Time Team poster

Kenny Rogers inks the All-Time Team poster.

Kenny Rogers inks the All-Time Team poster.

When I looked back after snapping a quick photo of Sundberg and Rogers, I saw Nelson Cruz and Michael Young catching up with Rubén Sierra.

Nelson Cruz, Rubén Sierra, & Michael Young

Nelson Cruz, Rubén Sierra, & Michael Young

After I took my first photo, Elvis Andrus decided to join the party.

Elvis Andrus crashes the party.

Elvis Andrus crashes the party.

Not related to tonight’s ceremonies, but a couple of the players in the clubhouse were trying to prevent me from taking a picture of Holland’s jersey.  It took a few tries before I could get a clear photo…

Goofball players getting in my pictures.

Goofball players getting in my pictures.

More silly antics by the players.

More silly antics by the players.

It’s a short homestand, but some of the best memories were made for Rangers fans… including one in the office.

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