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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Engel: From the cheap seats

A man after my heart, Mac Engel:

Other than bullying, intimidation or lying, I have no idea how the Rangers actually sell a single ticket to one of these afternoon games.

No explanation is acceptable why a game is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. first pitch in June in Texas at Global Meltdown Ballpark. Per the Farmer’s Almanac, the average temperature for June 10 in Arlington is, “You Don’t Want To Know.”

By the seventh inning, most of my face had melted into the plastic seat. Death was near, and she was welcome. I was speaking in tongues. I desperately wanted to cry, but my body was out of water.

Engel blames Sunday day baseball on travel considerations, but at least as significant must be ESPN’s desire to have their feature game on Sunday evenings be the only option for viewers.  Sunday night baseball in Texas was an institution for a whole generation without affecting travel too much, and has disappeared only in the past decade.

BDC Posted: June 12, 2018 at 08:56 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: air conditioning, espn, heat exhaustion, rangers, schedule

 

 

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