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Random Observations...


on my first trip to Arlington. This was also my first trip to Texas, with the exception of a flight connection in Houston. I was able to go to 4 games. Would have been 5 if not for the rainout. Rather than post pictures (because I have a shitty camera and most of them are just of my father and I) and talk about the games, I thought I would rather comment on some other things I noticed in no particular order:

 

I thought fire hydrants were red?

 

Any reason for the sideways stop lights?

 

Has anyone ever lost a small child down those big ass storm drians?

 

The Titan and Mr. Freeze = great coasters. The Texas Giant = pile of shit. I think I broke a rib on that herky-jerky old thing.

 

Where were all the hot Texas women? I saw a couple here and there. However for the most part I was very disappointed. Certainly didn't compare to California women in the summer.

 

Damn will they deep fry anything in the south (and yes I consider Texas the south). My dad had deep fried corn on the cob at one place we ate. Way to make even vegetables unhealthy Texas!

 

We were refered to as "y'all" 207 times.

 

Pretty crazy storm a week ago. The wind and thunder Wednesday night followed by all the rain the next morning. I thought I was going to be in for a long trip. Luckily the rest of the time the weather was alright. I assume those kinds of storms happen often there though.

 

The Arlington Trolley System is a joke. Damn thing was never on time and often an hour late.

 

The Holiday Inn just north of I-30 is very nice.

 

They sure are tearing up the roads out there right now. Made it a little difficult to get around at times.

 

Fuck the stadium lights on the first base side by home plate. That delay was worse than the rainout. At least during the rainout it was pretty cool to just stand there and watch the storm.  

 

Drove through both Dallas and Fort Worth. Overall wasn't too impressed. However only spent about an hour in each city and we didn't know where we were going so I know we missed most of it.

 

The biggest thing though was the damn humidity. I really don't understand how you guys can live down there in the summer. There was overcast most of the time we were there, but it was still very humid. I've always been one to dismiss people when the talk about the Texas heat and their players struggling when the summer kicks in, but I'm not so sure I can do that now. It does have to be challenging to play in that humidity sometimes.

 

Overall it was a fun place to visit. The stadium was great. People were very nice. It was pretty cool to go to a few games with my dad again. Reminded me of when I was a kid and how I grew to love baseball so much in the first place. Don't think I could ever live in Texas though. The humidity is just too much for me.



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