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April 06, 2012

Texas Rangers Opening Day traffic is a bear, but once you're here, it's like paradise

I'm at Opening Day for the Texas Rangers. Traffic was incredibly bad this morning. I left far north Fort Worth at 10 a.m. and immediately encountered a freeway shut down at Northeast Loop 820 and Texas 183. So I turned around and took I-35W to downtown Fort Worth and then I-30 to Arlington. It took more than an hour and, by the time I arrived at parking, the closest spot I could find was at the North Central Texas Council of Governments on Six Flags Drive.

But enough complaining. It's freaking Opening Day ... and man, it's a beautiful Opening Day. The sun is shining. It's about 75 degrees outside (give or take) and people are tailgating like crazy. Here are some snapshots I took on my lo-o-o-ng walk to the ballpark.


2012-04-06_11-36-21_368Tres Pennington, 9, of Justin, throws a Whiffle Ball pitch to a friend while his family tailgates at an office lawn at the corner of Road to Six Flags and Magic Mile.

 Friends Ryan Clay, Clint Schneider, Patrick Rose IV and Martin Garcia drink some cold beer in the North Central Texas Council of Governments parking lot on Six Flags Drive. 2012-04-06_11-21-00_114








Fans pose for snapshots outside the home plate entrance to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, where the club has installed a statue titled "Rangers Fans," paying tribute to Shannon Stone of Brownwood, who died last season when he fell out of the outfield stands trying to catch a ball while attending the game with his young son, Cooper. 2012-04-06_11-54-25_841


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If you are going alone and you don't live so far away. You can get by another mean like bicycle.

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