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Play Ball! Opening Day Of Baseball Brings In New Fare At The Ballpark

rangersby Steven Doyle

Today is Opening Day of Baseball at Globe Life Park (née Ballpark in Arlington) and the crowds are record breaking. Walking through the various parking lots you will see plumes of smoke as tailgaters are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and pre-game spirits.  Grills are in full production to beat hunger, and possibly the high prices set inside the park for hot dogs and nachos. As many know the Ranger chefs have been busy over the past few year to set themselves apart from the past driven by sad boiled wieners and flimsy pseudo-cheese soaked chips. The birth of the Boomstick brought in a new era to the ballpark, one worthy of Texas bragging rights. The Boomstick is a 2-foot all-beef hot dog, smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions, all on top of a massive potato bun. The whole thing weighs in at 3 pounds, and when introduced in 2012 the Rangers sold a half million dollars worth of the dogs that first year.  Continue reading

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Penny Beer At Henry’s Tavern Causes No Riots

pennyby Steven Doyle

Throughout time baseball has been known for wacky schemes to promote attendance. You may recall the Bill Veeck story where he hired Eddie Gaedel to pinch hit during a game in 1951. Gaedel was 3’7 and had virtually no strike zone. The short player was subsequently disqualified.   Continue reading

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The Texas Rangers Have Their Own Food Truck!

DSC06777by Steven Doyle

One of my very favorite holidays is close at hand. No, not Easter. Opening Day of baseball is one of the last vestiges of Americana and well worth taking a day off with the family to take in tradition. In preparation for the big day the good folks at the Ballpark at Arlington, home to the Texas Rangers, spent the off season sprucing up to make your experience even greater. This is code-speak for ‘more food’. Continue reading

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Hey Josh Hamilton: Twisted Root Named A Burger After You, But Just For Today

by Steven Doyle

The loverly PR chiquita over at Twisted Root sends us word that there is a new burger afoot and just for one day.  It sounded so good we had to run over and try one.     Continue reading

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