It sounds like many traveled for the game. I thought perhaps we could exchange our stories.
Based on FuturePants' recommendation I stayed at the Melrose. I don't think I'll stay anywhere else in the future. Cool old hotel and a very nice bar. Based on the recommendation of the chef I sat next to on the plane I went to Steel for sushi. Outstanding.
Here's the interesting part of my story. I was at the bar eating and a regular came in. Older gentleman. He and I start talking about baseball. He said he'd been a season ticket holder since the Rangers arrived in Texas and his seats were behind Hicks'. I mentioned the distance I traveled and crap I went through just to get to the game. At the end he said he was friends with Hicks and whether I had anything to pass on. I told him to tell Hicks to stay out of Jon Daniels' way. That started a conversation about the bad trades Daniels made and my defense of the health of the entire system. Thought that was pretty entertaining.