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This is always a fun time of year. Winter is retreating and beautiful spring days are upon us. But baseball is in the air and that’s what makes spring and summer the best 6 months out of 12.
This year, the opening day festivities didn’t disappoint. This is my 4th season covering the Rangers for social media and it was the first time I had different access than the other 3 Opening Days. Where most of the media has to stay behind home plate, I hung out on the other side of the dugout to get a different angle than before.
Picture of the dugout before the starters names were called. After this photo, each guy ran out as his name was called and high-fived everyone on the first base line.
Rougie wrapped up the starters announcements, he’s getting in line as Chuck Morgan says “Your 2015 Texas Rangers” with fireworks adding dramatic effect.
Opening Day wouldn’t be complete without a flyover. The United States Air Force made their appearance after the anthem… and boy were they loud. Gives me goose bumps every time.
Former President Bush was at Globe Life Park as part of the Opening Day ceremonies. After wards, the media was invited to hear him speak on behalf of Wounded Warriors. Raffy (Rafael Palmeiro) surprised GWB. I snapped a few pictures as they were catching up. This part of the day was probably the coolest and one I’ll remember for some time. I actually got to say hi and shake the former President’s hand!
We have a new toy and Beltre is using it in the photo above. We have a new Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Twitter Mirror! It’s basically a cool selfie (usie with people in the background) station that players can use and then sign their photo. Follow @Rangers on Twitter to make sure you see the cool photos we’ll be posting.
You can’t see it in this photo, but the little white sign in the outfield above Fred Loya says “Welcome Jeff”. Banny is such a nice guy and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him and his story. His #NeverEverQuit attitude is one I can get behind (and already have). I’m excited to see where he takes this team.
This past Sunday was all about honoring Jackie Robinson. Players and coaches all wore #42 to show their respect for the man that broke the color barrier in MLB on April 15, 1947. I was especially honored to share this day with the team because Jackie helped break other barriers, too. I believe that if it wasn’t for his persistence and dedication, the league may still be apart of the men’s only club… meaning no women working in the front office.
Hope to see you around the ballpark this season. And, as always —
While the Rangers were on the extended road trip, I was trying to think of something to write. I was at a loss. I had so many Rangers and All-Star hours under my belt that I think I was tapped out. But when I was surfing through the pictures on my phone, I always landed on a few that made me smile and wish the team was back in town.
Here are my favorites for this month… so far:
I know there will be other photos this month that will make me smile. I’ll be sure to share those with you…