The Texas Rangers, April 5, 2002
The Rob Arra Collection
Friday, April 5, 2002. It was a all a Texas fan could ask for - a beautiful spring day at the Ballpark in Arlington; spectacular patriotic opening ceremonies that included Vice President Dick Cheney throwing out the first pitch alongside Nolan Ryan; a flyover by two B-1 bombers from Dyess AFB; Juan Gonzalez back in right field after a two-year absence; and the optimism of what great things might lay ahead!
Perhaps the most underappreciated stadium in the Major Leagues, the Ballpark is a true beauty. The seats are all close to the field, and with Detroit's Tiger Stadium now gone, it is the only remaining park with an overhanging bleacher section - a true reminder of the grand old parks of the early 20th century. It is fully enclosed, giving it the old-time bandbox feel, and the giant billboards and raised light standards are truly old-school! Win or lose, the fans love a day at The Ballpark.
With photographer Rob Arra's perfect panoramic technique, everything is in this beautiful print is in perfect focus, making you feel like you are actually there, at the game, with a packed house on opening day. From the fans in the stands, to the players on the field, to the scoreboards and light towers, B-1 Bombers roaring overhead, it's all here! This beautiful print deserves a nice frame and a prominent space on the wall of your home or office.
Publisher: Everlasting Images Inc., released Summer 2002
Size: 13½" x 39" Panorama
Price: $44.95 USD
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Item Number: EI092
Texas Rangers "The Ballpark" (Inaugural Game) - E.I. 2002