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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Memories made Globe Life Park special for Rangers fans, but the bricks were a part of ‘The Temple’s’ appeal

The first time I came upon it on a gray January Sunday in 1997 having rolled into Dallas as a resident only a couple of hours earlier, I may have gasped slightly. Occasionally, I still do. It has, as they say, curb appeal.

We don’t grow attached to baseball stadiums because of the bricks and the mortar, but rather the memories contained within, whether it was that first opening day in 1994, Kenny Rogers’ perfect game, the first division title, the first AL pennant, Derek Holland’s World Series masterpiece or Adrian Beltre’s 3,000th hit. Often, it’s something much more ordinary, but more personal, than that. A game with an elderly parent. Your first trip with your own child. A reunion.

Those are the things that make ballparks special. Not the bricks. But not this place. At this place, the bricks were part of the appeal….


As The Ballpark begins its final week as a baseball temple, fans who stream through will undoubtedly rifle through their memory banks of the special moments they shared there.

But, like Rhyner, they will probably find themselves stopping every so often to appreciate the building’s magnificent bones.

“I’ll probably go one more time,” he said. “And I’ll probably kiss the side of it when I leave.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2019 at 12:53 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: September 21, 2019 at 01:20 PM (#5881536)
ALL MEMORIES AND NOSTALGIA MUST BOW BEFORE THE NECESSITY OF BDC'S AIR-CONDITIONED RANGERS DOME, MR. PRESIDENT!

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