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G125: Rangers sweep out Red Sox, 6-0

My wife and I were at this game, and it was a most cool game to attend. First off, it was against the Red Sox, a team my wife and I love to see the Rangers play, because it’s usually good baseball. However, the main reason for us going tonight was that we didn’t have much else to do, so we decided to come here in the cheap seats. Both of us in the door for a total of $10, plus we both got a giveaway baseball cap. It was such an awesome deal, we couldn’t pass it up. I have some pictures of the giveaway hat in the pictures section below, if you want to see it – it’s a pretty well put together cap. For some reason, the Fina giveaway hats seem to be “cheaper”, but this is a good hat.
About the game… Aaron Sele was great last night. He wasn’t overpowering, as he only had a 1-2-3 inning once. However, the hits that the Red Sox got (8 in all) were scattered, and when they did manage to get more than one baserunner at a time, they couldn’t do anything with it. There was some nice defense in the field – Royce Clayton and Lee Stevens turned in some awesome plays. We also were helped by two double plays that were well timed.
On the flip side, our hits were scattered all over the place. Up until the end of the game, everyone had just a single hit, except B.B. Gonzalez who had nothing all night. “Mr. August” (Raffy) had yet another home run, and Rusty Greer just barely missed one in one of the most bizarrely hit balls I’ve seen at the Ballpark. Rusty hit the ball right in the corner of the black “New Dodge” sign in right center field. It went off the top of the wall and came back into the Ballpark. It certainly looked like a homer to me, until I saw the back back in play on the ground. He ended up with a triple, but missed a home run by literally one inch!
It was a great game, a pretty cool night, and my wife and I got in cheap, and came away with a hat. The Texas Rangers swept the Red Sox on this night, and it felt really great. I don’t know what else to say, I totally enjoyed this trip. I just wish I didn’t have to drive 38 miles to get to the Ballpark (all on Rt. 30). The Yankees are in town next. I don’t have a good feeling about this series, but then again, I didn’t have a good feeling about the Cleveland series, and we know what happened there. :)

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