Rangers Captain Elvis Weekend
Well, we just got done with our big Elvis weekend at
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. We gave
away Elvis Andrus bobbleheads and jerseys, plus we had a big Friday fireworks
show set to Elvis Presley music. And
Friday’s best moment came just before the fireworks, when Elvis won the game
with a walkoff hit. That’s the kind of
stuff us die-hard Rangers supporters live for.
We also had Elvis Presley impersonators who rode
miniature motorcycles, and some fans dressed as Elvis, too. Now some of you kids and colts may be asking
“who is this Elvis Presley guy?” He has
the same name as my favorite shortstop.
Let me put it this way, for you young foals : Elvis Presley was the
Secretariat of rock and roll music.
He had a ton of number one hits and also became a movie
star. At one time, he might have been
the most famous human in the world . He
also served his country in the army during the 1950s. So even though Elvis died in the 1970s, a lot
of people still like his music and his personality and like to imitate him.
I personally chose to wear a costume like the ones he
wore in his later years, plus the sideburns for which he was known. I think more horses should wear
sideburns. They go well with a mane.
So my next project is to get Hollywood interested in a remake
of the Elvis movie “Blue Hawaii” with an all-equine cast. I would play Elvis’ part, of course. And get a free trip to Hawaii.
Well I have been a bad horse. Yes sirrrreee – I have failed to provide my fans with a consistent blog and I am truly sorry. But its one of my horsey New Year Resolutions.
So what’s new you may ask??? Well let’s see…..First of all, we had our 2010 Texas Rangers Fan Fest a few weeks ago and it was COOLLLDDD. I was very glad that I hadn’t had my spring mane-cut yet. I felt bad for all the fans that supported us cause they had to be cold. But it was a great event. Lots of players autographing stuff for fans, awesome bounce houses for the kids, great interviews with our staff! Even with the cold weather I’d say it was a success!
Last weekend I spent 3 days out driving around with my buddy delivering special Valentine’s Day packages to people….IN THE SNOW. Yep, we had a crazy snowstorm that week….I know snowstorm in Texas??? Somehow we ended up having 12.5 inches of snow in 24 hours. It was prettttty cool! Of course that also meant that my schedule was all confounded due to schools closing and people being unable to get out of their driveways. But it worked out fine and everyone was excited with the coolest horse in Texas showed up with flowers and candy (or a t-shirt and hat for the gentleman).
Right now I am helping my friends in the office promote our amazingly incredible awesome great stupendous Jr Rangers Club. Get this – all my fans that are under age of 13 can become Jr Rangers. Being a Jr Rangers gets you all types of cool Rangers gear like a specialty drawstring bag, an awesome Texas Rangers wall banner, free tickets to games, and special Jr Rangers only events. Make sure to check it out at the Jr Rangers Club.
Aight until next time! Remember, our team’s at Spring Training so we should be too…..training to cheer!!!
Well Opening Week has come and gone and I can honestly say it was CRAZZZZZZY. Opening Day was especially insane and I was tired all day because I had to be up at 4:30 AM to be on the morning news stations. It was a lot of fun but tiring. I really enjoyed messing with the news anchors – they are so good at ignoring distractions and moving along. I couldn’t get them to mess up one time….phooey. I was on the news like 60 times….oh okay more like 10 but still it was awesome.
Our Opening Day Ceremonies were amazing. We had the same band that played the National Anthem from Iraq last year here at the ballpark this year! They were very good! We had an awesome flyover, a Medal of Honor recipient, and a Navy Seal. We also had Former President George Bush throw out the first pitch….and I got to shake his hand!!!! Whooooohoooo that was really cool!
Of course the best part of Opening Day was our dismantling of last year’s Cy Young recipient. What a great way to start the season! We went on to sweep the Indians for our first 3 – 0 start since 1996. Of course, our week ended on a down note with our struggle against Detroit but you know what? That simply makes us even hungrier to win games this week!
This week we are playing the Orioles and the Royals. Two teams that have started the season well so it will be a week full of good games. I’ll be out every night cheering on my boys in red and blue so be sure to come and see me! Don’t forget that Wednesday night’s game is an Autograph Wednesday and $1 hot dog night. I can’t wait – I loooooove me some ballpark hotdogs yum yum!
On Saturday, April 18th, we will be having a 5k Breathe Walk for the American Lung Association. I’ll be visiting all the participants before the walk here at the ballpark so come on out and support healthy lungs!