My Texas! My Rangers!

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Are you a sports fan?  Is there a team in your city you truly connect with?  

The Texas Rangers baseball team has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I grew up going to the games with my parents and now I am a parent taking my kids to the games.  It seems like the Rangers have had a part in every chapter of my life.

When the stadium was torn down, my aunt and uncle gave me one of the seats we sat in every game we attended. It’s signed by Nolan Ryan and sits in my living room but only as a conversational piece, not as additional seating.

Jeff and I got engaged at a game, in a suite, surrounded by my family members.

Langston had his first Ranger experience at 8 weeks old.

Riverson topped that and went at 3 days old (in a suite, away from the masses, and tucked very tightly in my arms) to the World Series!!! 

Oh, and there were some other cool people there with us, too — The Bush Family!

The big kids were able to run the bases on the field at the end of their first Ranger game experience.  {So long ago that I’m not sure where the pictures are from that game.  Not good!}

As you can see, we are pretty dedicated Ranger fans.

Not too long ago, Jeff and I found out about Kenny Rogers induction in to the Rangers Hall of Fame and we knew we HAD to be there to see it!  My fondness for Kenny goes WAY back.

One night, many years ago, after a Ranger game, my parents and I went down to wait for the players to come out of the locker room, in hopes of getting an autograph or two.  I had my heart set on getting Pete Incaviglia (Texas Ranger catcher, at the time) to sign my Ranger baseball cap.  I waited for him to come out of the locker room, but he drove right by the small crowd of people we were standing with.  I was extremely disappointed.

After that, we gave up and decided to head to the car.  As we walked by the players’ parking lot, Kenny Rogers called me over to give me his autograph.  I couldn’t get there fast enough!  I didn’t know much about him as a player then, but from the moment he took interest in a disappointed 10 year old little girl, I thought he hung the moon.

 

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for him and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss his induction ceremony.

So thankful to be a Texas girl!  So thankful to be a Ranger fan!

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  1. Love it!

  2. Jamie
    Twitter: Jmroubinek
    says:

    I thought you might! ;)

  3. I’m a Texas Rangers girl too! Born and raised in the biggest BEST state in the country!! GO RANGERS!!!!

  4. Jana
    Twitter: giggleglitzglam
    says:

    My husband would love to be in your family! I could care less about sports in general & he is a Rangers fanatic. I try to go to 4-5 games a season with him, but this year with being pregnant I’ve had to just let him enjoy bro time with friends. There is no way I’m going considering I get overheated walking to the car! :)
    Jana´s last blog post ..Stuck In The Middle

    • Jamie
      Twitter: Jmroubinek
      says:

      It’s crazy how big of a part sports play in our life! We usually have some sporting event to watch every night. It was especially fun when the Mavs were in the playoffs and the Rangers had already started playing. There was a game every night! Ha!

      Last year, when I was pregnant, people looked at me like I was crazy for being so large and out in the heat. Fortunately, our seats gave us access to the Cuervo Club. Air conditioning and clean bathrooms….yes please!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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