The 2019 season is over for the Texas Rangers and with it we say goodbye to The Ballpark in Arlington.
That means we say goodbye to our home for the last 25 years in a place where the greatest years of this franchise were held. But, along with the goodbyes, we also say farewell to a 78-win team that has nowhere to go but up in the new home across the street where new memories and better years will be forged.
Today, in the final game ever played at The Ballpark, the Rangers sent us off with a victory over the New York Yankees. You really couldn’t have asked for much better than that. Well, except for maybe air conditioning.
Until next year, forever and ever: Go Rangers!
Player of the Game: Lance Lynn was today — as he has been so often this season — extremely good. I was leery of Lynn with his Cardinal pedigree but he wore me down with outing after outing of perfect Colby Lewis impersonations and today he really earned a special place in my fan heart by collecting the final win at The Ballpark in dominant fashion over the hated Yankees.
Lance Lynn pitched a gem in what was really the closest we’ll get to October baseball this season. Lynn tossed 7 1⁄3 innings and allowed just one run on two hits, one walk, and 10 Ks. Lynn finishes a spectacular first year in Texas with 16 wins and 246 Ks in 208 1⁄3 innings.
Up Next: Globe Life Field. March, 2020.