Just think, our next Spring Break girls trip to Arizona, we could be watching the Texas Rangers at Charley Pride Park.  This is the coolest thing I've seen all day.

My friend Phyllis is the biggest Texas Ranger fan I know.  So much so, that for a few years we spent Spring Break driving to Surprise, Arizona to watch the Rangers in Spring Training.  Traveling with these girls was always so much fun, and we spent lots of time laughing, but we spend lots of time watching baseball.  After all, it is America's favorite past time.

So excited that today, the first day of Spring Break in Lawton/Fort Sill to see the story that the Rangers have dedicated a training field to Country Music Legend Charley Pride. Pride, a once part owner of the Texas Rangers made it a goal to visit the training camp as often as he could, in fact, he even put on a concert for the players and families.

The Texas Rangers made the announcement this morning on Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Introducing Charley Pride Field! <br><br>You are greatly missed. <a href="https://t.co/v46HyO2EQ3">pic.twitter.com/v46HyO2EQ3</a></p>&mdash; Texas Rangers (@Rangers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rangers/status/1371159234101063685?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 14, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Sadly, the country music world lost Charley Pride last year.  (Not before we were able to see him perform at Sugar Creek Casino.) One of the last things that he got to do was to sing the National Anthem at the very first game that the Rangers played in the brand new Globe Life Park.  It was to an empty stadium, but it was and honor for him and for the Rangers alike.

It's always a sad time when we have to leave Spring Training, but super happy with the the honor that the Rangers paid to Charley Pride!


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