How long until pitchers and catchers report? on Flickr.

Season ticket holders unfurl the flag on Flickr.

This is my favorite photo of the entire 2011 ALCS Game 1 set. I just love how the sky looks, the way the Ballpark’s lit, the Texas-sized flag in the outfield. Baseball, mom, and apple pie. Darn tootin’.

And thanks to @brentmckinney, this has already happened. (Taken with picplz.)

Today’s going to be a great day. (Taken with picplz.)

Three generations. (Taken with picplz.)

Sun setting behind the Ballpark. (Taken with picplz.)

On the dugout on Flickr.

Our ballplayer


This spring, Davis started playing baseball. At the six and under level (6U), it’s coach-pitch. He did pretty well, and we saw improvements in his fielding from that first practice to the last game this past Saturday (May 22d). Hitting wise, he did awesome, going seven for eight in the first half of the season. He hit a slump, but rebounded for the last two games.

To see more photos, including a couple from the game, check out the rest of the set.

AirHogs Press Conference

The Grand Prairie AirHogs are a new minor league team in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, and we have some footage from a recent press conference:


Dallas Morning News story on the new AirHogs

The AirHogs season begins in May, and I’m looking forward to taking in a game or two this year.

Texas Rangers 2008 Calendar

I was a little miffed to learn the Rangers offer a downloadable calendar for the season, only as a comma-separated .csv file. This is fine and dandy if you’re running Outlook, as apparently the Rangers front office does, but it’s not so good if you’re one of the millions of people–and trust me, there are millions–not running Outlook.

The .ics calendars I found online weren’t quite up to my expectations, either. I ended up taking one and heavily modifying it, notably adding all of the away dates, since this particular one focused only on home games. You can download the calendar by clicking on the link below:

Texas Rangers 2008 Calendar

Simply unzip (decompress) the downloaded file, and follow your calendar of choice’s method for importing a calendar. The .ics format is an open standard, so pretty much any modern calendar app–yes, including Outlook–will read it.