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Sweep and Get Ready

Put another sweep in the books for the Rangers.  I got to go down to Houston this past weekend and visit my good friend, Junction Jack (the official mascot of the Houston Astros). I drove down Friday night and got to Houston just in time to catch the last few innings of the game.  What a finish!!! I was sitting right in the section where Nelson Cruz’s winning home run landed and it was sooooo great to see my team win it in the 10th!

Believe it or not, I actually got to take a good friend of mine, Alan, down to Houston with me.  Alan works with our media department and so we took a bunch of cameras and video cameras down to do some filming of my shenanigans.  It was soooo much fun!  Alan followed me around the stadium on Saturday and Sunday during the games as I messed around wtih Houston fans, high fived my fellow Rangers fans, and scared unsuspecting victims!!  We also got some great footage of my exploits out and about on the streets of Houston.

Apparantly Alan also taped a special “A Day in the Life of Rangers Captain” segment.  I’m not sure what that is all about but it should be available for viewing pretty soon.  I certainly hope its not too embarrassing!

It really was a great weekend.  We had fun video taping everything AND our boys took care of them Astros three days in a row!!  Especially Brandon McCarthy’s beautiful game on Sunday!

Of course this coming weekend should be even better!  First off there is the double header against the A’s on Friday with our famous Big Bang Friday Fireworks. Then the fun gets better on Saturday when I’ve got not 1, not 2, not 3 but 5 MLB mascot buddies visiting the ballpark.  We start off at 1:30 for all of our special Jr Rangers with a special “Meet a Ranger” event here at the ballpark.  Chris Davis will be speaking to our Jr Rangers Club members from 1:30 to 2ish and then me and my fellow mascots will be signing autographs for all the Jr Rangers. I’ll have TC from the Twins, Fredbird from Cardinals, Mariner Moose from the
Mariners, Screech from the Nationals, and Junction Jack from the Astros all visiting that day so its gonna be fun.  We will all be at the game Saturday night running around stadium doing what us mascot do: causing tons of fun and making people laugh!

On Sunday, the fun continues with our Photo Day.  The first 5000 fans with a camera will get to walk along the warning track and take pictures of their favorite players.  Then after the game we have Kids Run the Bases!  Of course our Jr Rangers get first dibs on running the bases so make sure to sign you kids ages 13 and under up at one of the many kiosks here at the ballpark or online!

Well I’ve got get everything ready for my fellow mascots so I’m off to do my thing!  Hope to see everyone here at the Ballpark in Arlington this weekend!

Check out these fun videos from my trip to houston:

Captain Getting Ready
Pre-game Activities

For more information on the special Jr Rangers event please call 817-273-5222!

My Thoughts on our 2009 Opening Week

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!