The Rangers Will Play the First-Ever Baseball Game in the Alamodome This Spring

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San Antonio's Alamodome wasn't built for baseball. It didn't have a big league baseball team when it opened in 1993, and it still doesn't. In March, the Texas Rangers will fill that void, if only for a weekend.

The club has inked a deal to bring the Rangers and the Triple-A Round Rock Express to the Alamodome for a pair of preseason games, according to the San Antonio Express-New.

The deal was reportedly cooked up by Reid Ryan, the CEO of the Express and Nolan Ryan's son. They had driven past the dome countless times on the way to their ranch in South Texas and decided they should look into playing a baseball game there.

Julian Castro, the political prodigy and San Antonio mayor, took the news as an opportunity to tout his city's growing population, rising income, and booming television market. "We're open for business and would like to see San Antonio get a professional football or baseball team in the coming years."

Signing a deal was the easy part. The tricky part comes when you try fitting a baseball field into a space designed for football and basketball. They've apparently figured out a way to do it, but there will be a very, very short distance to the outfield wall.

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juanozuna
juanozuna

It's funny that the article is about the Rangers and is thwarted by a BBQ comment.  The best things at Bill Miller is the Fried Chicken because they make it there not in a plant like they do their "BBQ" Luckily I live in New Braunfels where we have Granzin's, Schwab's, McBee's as well as corporate Rudy's and Coopers.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

So many good memories in that building.  Did they ever get that smell of fried cumin out of the building? Bill Millers BBQ-mmmmmm!

 

The Rangers will be better next year.

 

Thank for the story Richie!

cynicaloldbastard
cynicaloldbastard

 @kergo1spaceship "Bill Millers BBQ-mmmmmm!"

 

Dude, seriously?  That has to be the worst Q ever, even worse than Dickey's!  In our BBQ group that is the name that shall not be spoken.  It's like the Taco Bell of BBQ, with that awful stainless steel assembly line behind the counter.

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

 @cynicaloldbastard  @kergo1spaceship

 I'm from San Antonio and I have to say, it's not that bad. I will take a po boy from there anyday. And it's affordable. The bbq places around here are real proud of their bbq apparently(I'm looking at you Dickey's and Spring Creek).

Oh man, can't wait to get me some Bill Miller when I'm in SA for Thanksgiving.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

 @cynicaloldbastard 

 

 

Taco Bell is ok.........Dickey's-no comment, I'm trying to conserve my "mad".   I like the Bill Millers.  I like Mike Anderson's.  I like Big Daddy's (hard by Lavon) . I like Texoma's Best (Van Alstene). AND, I like Cooper's (BIG CHOP!) hard by the River.

 

ps-I also like Sonny Bryan's ribs and pulled chicken. 

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