Are You Ready to ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame,’ Rangers Fans?
"Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd!" Everyone knows the popular song that has been associated with the seventh-inning stretch of so many professional baseball games for decades.
Well get your voices fired up, because it's almost time to belt it out right here in Texas once again. With Spring Training in full swing right now, the Texas Rangers aren't doing too bad, and they are excited to bring the ball club home to Arlington in 2015.
They have a lot of reasons to be excited as they head into the 2015 season, including a new catcher from an unlikely place, Columbia. His name is Jorge Alfaro, and he comes from an area of Colombia where soccer is king, and baseball is an afterthought.
Sure, some Major League players make it from Colombia, but they are usually from the bigger cities that have organized youth baseball leagues. Alfaro is from a rural area called Sincelejo. He was ranked as the No. 46 prospect overall by Major League Baseball, and he is playing in Arlington this year.
The Major League regular season opens April 3 this year with the Rangers on the road facing off against the New York Mets. The home opener in Arlington will be against in-state rival the Houston Astros on Friday, April 10.
So dust off those gloves, get them oiled up and ready to catch that foul ball or home run. Its almost baseball time in Texas!