This team has given us fans the first title in the history of the organization, and last night was a masterpiece of "heads-up" baseball from this scrappy team. Although they are starting out in Arlington, the 3 games next week will be in one of the most hostile environments imaginable: The Bronx.
This is the roll call for those heading to the game. This team needs, deserves, and has earned your road support for this series. The ALCS is more uncharted territory for the Rangers. It will be expensive. It will be inconvenient. It will be fantastic to get some retribution for the bullying the team has gotten over the past decades from the dreaded pinstripe mercenaries.
I am heading up for game 5. Flying in at noon, flying out at 9pm same day. For those unfamiliar with New York, one of the easiest ways to get to the stadium is by flying to LaGuardia as it is the closest airport by cab or bus (7 miles). Traffic can be hell and those 7 miles can take up to 45 minutes to make. Another alternative (my choice) is to fly to Newark airport in New Jersey. It is 30 miles away but you can take the Air Train ($12) directly from Newark airport to Penn Station in Manhattan (20 minutes ride) then take the Blue A line subway ($2) "uptown" to 59th, 125th, or 129th street stations and switch over to the "Bronx/uptown" bound Orange B line. The B line will take you to Yankee Stadium which is 161 Street station. I think it will take 30-40 minutes to get from Penn station to the Yankee Stadium.