As of about 30 minutes ago, the final section of the new main video board was put into place. It is going to be one of the better boards in all of baseball, about the size of the board in Minnesota, a little smaller than Yankee Stadium, but it will have a real clear HD picture. The best available HD scoreboard picture right now. It is something that will add to your enjoyment of a ballgame, but it will not take away from the game on the field. And by adding a board that fits within the confines of what we have to work with, it will not take away from the original architecture of the ballpark. In addition, we will have some new technology where it will appear that there is somebody behind the board changing the numbers for the linescore, balls, strikes and outs, we will also carry that animation over to the out of town board in left field...all of the scores, innings and pitchers numbers will be animated to appear that it is a manually operated board.
As most of you know, when a ballclub makes these types of changes to a ballpark, most of the time it comes at the expense of the taxpayers, for example, when Kansas City made changes to Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead, the citizens of Jackson County, Missouri had to vote to raise some taxes. Here, the Rangers new ownership headed up by Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan were very aware, as most of you were aware too, that the ballpark had fallen way behind and changes, upgrades and additions in new technology had to be made.
Personally, watching the final section be put in this morning ended a 10 year quest to make some changes in the scoreboards at Rangers Ballpark. For the support all of you have given this ballclub over the years, you deserve something like this. Now, if somebody will just show how to turn it on and get a picture on it, we will be fine.
As always, any questions or comments, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can always call at 817 273-5006.