My Home Opener Family Recap

After three straight baseball seasons of attending Texas Rangers games as a working member of the media, I made it to my first game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington as just a baseball fan. I was there for the home opener against the Angels and then I went on Monday night to see the Rays.…

The Most Meaningful Home Opener

I have looked forward to the home opener of the Major League Baseball season every year since I was a little kid growing up in Deerfield, Illinois. However, it’s the home opener this year that I might be looking forward to the most. I’ll explain why momentarily. When I was growing up in the northern…

Tips for a Successful Family Road Trip

Recently, I made the drive from North Texas to the northern suburbs of Chicago to visit family during my children’s Spring Break. I have two children, a five-year-old and an almost seven year-old. In addition to my daughters, the trip in the family SUV included the family dog, a 40-pound mutt named Buster. I would…

Family Season Baseball

For the first time since 2009, I have free time this time of year. The Rangers were ousted from the playoffs on Friday, and that ended my run of broadcasting two straight World Series and having seen a World Series in my first three seasons broadcasting in Major League Baseball. I thought it was normal…

The Road

It’s safe to say that every time a friend or relative ask me if I will be with the Rangers on a road trip, I wish that I could be in that city. I don’t wish to be away from my family, but it’s just that I would like to visit with friends or family,…