Baseball is finally back, and my second trip of the season is here! This time, we’re back in Texas to catch the Texas Rangers vs the Los Angeles Angels. Shohei Ohtani was on the mound, and I was very excited to see the reigning MVP playing in Texas. This is my second time going to Globe Life Field, (see the post from my first visit here) and I was very excited to be back. The first time I visited, my flight arrived just minutes before the game started, and I wanted to get back to get the full experience. This time, my flight arrived earlier, and I was at the stadium about 45 minutes before game time.
Just a few years ago, I lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and I went to a lot of Rangers games. Globe Life Park was a very special place to me, and it felt different going to a game at a different place. It’s great to see that it’s still being used as a soccer stadium now. While it will still take some getting used to, this stadium should be home to the Rangers for a very long time.
The game started off slow for the Rangers, as they gave up a two run home run to Mike Trout, that was hit 472 ft. With the reigning MVP on the mound, I thought that the Angels would build on their lead. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The best part about baseball, is how unpredictable it can be. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Jonah Heim hit a grand slam off of Ohtani. I had this feeling that something was about to happen, and was lucky enough to catch the moment on camera. So far, we’re 1 for 1 on epic home runs this year. From there, it was the Rangers that build on their lead. With another 4 runs scored in the 4th inning, 2 in the 5th, they never looked back. Corey Seager, one of the new Rangers signed this season, hit his first home run in the game, also. The Rangers didn’t build on their pitching during the off season, but they picked up some great position players. I’m looking forward to seeing how they build on their roster throughout the next few years.
With Globe Life Field being so new, and the team in a stage of their rebuild still, I highly recommend getting to this brand new stadium for a visit. Tickets are very affordable, and it’s a great experience to catch a Rangers game at the newest ballpark in MLB. This stage of the rebuild that the Rangers are in, reminds me of the Atlanta Braves back in 2015 when I went to numerous games. Rain or shine, hot or cold weather, you can always catch a game at Globe Life Field. The retractable roof is perfect to keep the Texas heat out, during the summer. Texas Live is a great place to go before or after the games, and they have a lot of options for food/drinks. There is also a Baseballism store inside of Texas Live. When it comes to getting a hotel room, there are many different options in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I ended up staying on the opposite side of the metroplex. There are a lot of things to do in the area, so I would plan the hotel around any other plans to explore the area. In my case, I was planning on going to a hockey game, which will be my next post coming soon. As always, I’ll post more pictures below. Make sure to check out the YouTube video at the top of the post, from my visit to Texas!