The new owners of the Texas Rangers are already making it cheaper to enjoy the games.
The group led by Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan and sports attorney Chuck Greenberg announced lower prices for concessions, parking and merchandise effective Friday — one day after Major League Baseball formally approved a sale that pulled the AL West-leading team out of bankruptcy.
The changes at Rangers Ballpark were made in time for a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox. The price reductions for hot dogs, soda, beer and bottled water range from 50 cents to a dollar.
Greenberg says the lower prices were one way of showing appreciation to fans for their loyalty and support.
As if stealing numerous players and the Angels RED JERSEYS wasn't enough:
Don't misunderstand me, I believe ballpark fare (and generally everything to do with professional sports) is grossly overpriced so this is a WIN for sports fans in general. Price reductions are good for the fans...and a fabulous PR move by the new ownership. I won't even try to pretend that Arte thought of this move or was the first to do so. Never fear Ranger fans, the prices will creep back up probably as soon as next season.
I am rapidly growing tired of the stRangers. Is this sour grapes? I admit to being frustrated this season with watching an under-performing group of overpaid and over-hyped Angels players (with mild apologies to Weaver, Haren, and Pineiro). The Yankees visit Arlington for a "big mid-August showdown between division leaders" and the Yankees serve up Burnett (4.87 era), Vasquez (4.90 era), and half their starting lineup for game 1? Good grief Girardi. Was that Selilg on the other line?
I miss Vlad and fully understand why the Angels let him go. O'Day miscalculation or bad luck...whatever. Oliver? Reagins, what were you smoking? Now Benjie Molina too? Ok, I can live with all this. The straw that breaks this camel's back is the RED JERSEYS! Several times this season I have tried to watch either Angels vs Texas games or watch both games simultaneously (2 days ago vs Yanks on mlb.tv for example) and experienced genuine moments of confusion over which team I am rooting for because the Rangers are wearing Angels red uniforms. Enough already.
A late season fade of epic proportions by the Rangers would do this sports fan's soul good. I realize the Angels have grown to be disliked by many other team's fans and that is to be expected with a successful franchise when it is at the expense of other less fortunate franchises. Mimickry is supposed to be ultimate flattery right? What next Ranger ownership? "Break out the red week at the ballpark in Arlington?" Hmm, that sounds familiar.
I'll say it one more time because it sounds so good, "A late season fade of epic proportions by the Rangers would do this sports fan's soul good."