Rally for the Texas Rangers

Did you know I’m a baseball fan? When I moved to Texas in 1989 I saw my first major league baseball game. I fell in love. It was instant rapture to see it in person; to hear the crack of the bat, and the roar of the crowd. I was hooked.

Been a fan ever since.

In fact, when the new Ballpark in Arlington opened in 1994, I was there. I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter, but I made it to opening night and I’ll never forget it.

Rangers Stadium and Six Flags

I may not know every players stats, or the pitching line-up. I may not follow every second, and every play (ADD, yo), but I DO love this team. I love their heart and I am thrilled that they are ONE win away from making it to the World Series…...again.

With that in mind, I am rallying for the Rangers. I am sending every winning Charlie Sheen vibe their way and I am posting my photographs from my last trip to the Ballpark.

Do join me in spirit to root for this Texas team.

Let’s GO RANGERS! Let’s GO!

Ballpark Texas Flag at entrance.

First base gate.

Inside the entrance.

Ceiling detail.

One of my favorite pics.

Entrance to the stands and the field.

Fans and the cotton candy guy.

The DFW airport flight route goes over the Ballpark.

Even the billboards are fans of the Rangers.

Players in action.

Fly ball catching. They make it look easy.

Truly amazing player.


When the Rangers score, the Texas pride comes out as they wave the Texas flags.

Not easy facing a ball coming at you at raging speeds.

Josh Hamilton, star player with a Cinderella story.

He is an inspiration to many.

The Rangers mascot. They sell the pillow pet of him here. Awh!

Close call on second.

Keep them coming across that home plate.

Let’s hear it for the Rangers!

This is my baseball team. I am so proud of them! No matter what, win or lose, they have played some great ball.

Let’s go Rangers! LET’S GO!! Clap! Clap!

Are you a baseball fan? What team do you hope makes it to the World Series?

Brownie Poo gets a new Doo

For all you Brownie Puppy fans…..(I know you all love my puppy, right?)…..well, she got a haircut this weekend.

Her FIRST haircut (awwwh!), I did not keep the first locks, don’t worry. I’m not that bad. Truth is, I just thought of it. Ha.

I was really worried about her being traumatized. I have tried to brush her a couple of times and let me tell you, she FREAKS out. I mean freak-a-zoid freaky freak out. Like the lambs are screaming scream. I burned that brush and she has been a furry chewbacca ever since. Until, we let a professional try.

She did fine, except for the hair dryer, according to the groomers, she screamed like a lamb. Okay I made that part up, but they did say she screamed.

I got home to see her – I was surprised. It was like meeting my four-month old baby Shih-Tzu for the first time. I could actually SEE her face. Oh my goodness! What big eyes you have….and an actual wittle face.

I couldn’t stop saying, “Hi, nice to meet you.” And I swear, she would look at me in that same way. It was darling.

I think she can see better now. It’s a whole new world.

She is just runway styling (and flowing) in her new doo. Move over Farrah.

Besides the exciting news of Brownie….we also went to a baseball game this weekend. I took my camera.

We sat in right field.

We had a good spot with a view of my favorite player.

Josh Hamilton made some amazing plays, which I mostly saw. Not so sure about these two (my daughter and her boyfriend).

Rangers win!

Does anyone else just loooove when they congratulate the other team? I get a little verklempt. Does that make me soft? Of course, that was little league. But I digress.

And then there were fireworks.

I really wanted to “try” to get a few pics. Night shots really need a tripod, and definitely a chair in-between the photographer and a bouncing leg in tune to the one-hit wonders playing with the show. I moved one chair over – no offense Jason – and it helped.

These were my favorite.

Love the spirals.

I only wish the little girls would have been with us (we did ask), but it wasn’t our weekend. They would have LOVED the fireworks set to music. The ballpark is absolutely the best place to watch them. I missed them a lot, because this was part of my birthday celebration. It was amazing and great, but just not the same as having their shining faces there too. And… I had no one to steal cotton candy from. Heh!

Jason does get the girls tonight until 7pm, I can’t wait til they “meet” the new Brownie Poo…who has a new doo.

Wonder if they will be as surprised as we were.