Michael Young to catch Pudge's first pitch
|Rusty Greer joins the show to talk about Pudge Rodriguez's legacy with the Rangers and where he ranks among the greatest players in franchise history. |
"I'm happy to do it," Young said. "I was here during part of his first stint with the team and he was a great teammate and a great player. It should be a big day for him."
Other homestand highlights:
Monday April, 23, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 6:05 p.m. – ESPN nationally; FSSW-HD locally
* Ivan Rodriguez Retirement Ceremony
* Ceremonial first pitch by Ivan Rodriguez
* Game ball delivery by John Burkett
Tuesday, April, 24, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD
* Pre-game ceremony honoring Jackie Robinson and Tuskegee Airmen presentation
* Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick to present awards to Ron Washington and Michael Young
* Ceremonial first pitch by Texas State Senator Royce West
* Game ball delivery by Rusty Greer
Wednesday, April, 25, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD
* Firestone All-Star Balloting pre-game ceremony
* Game ball delivery by John Wetteland
* Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday
* Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesdays – 13 & under
* Ozarka Website Wednesday. Tickets are half price in Upper Reserved, Upper Box, Lexus Club Terrace, and Lower Reserved when purchased on texasrangers.com/specials
Friday, April 27, 2012–vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – TXA21-HD
* Verizon Wireless Fireworks Friday. Tickets are $10 in the Lexus Club Terrace, Upper Box, and Upper Reserved seating areas on texasrangers.com. All cash parking is $5. Fireworks following the game set to Sing-A-Long Theme.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 – vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – TXA21-HD
* Medical Center Arlington Adrian Beltre bobblehead for first 30,000 fans
* Game ball delivery by Mickey Tettleton
Sunday, April 29, 2012 – vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – ESPN
* Snapple Napoli Red Jersey for youngsters fans 13 and under
* Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday
* Game ball delivery by Jose Guzman
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
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Play Podcast Rangers manager Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss Yu Darvish's pitch count and how he spends time in the clubhouse during weather delays.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company for his weekly visit to discuss the latest Rangers news.
Play Podcast Reid Ryan joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss his new position with the Houston Astros and whether he could see his dad, Nolan, joining him there in the future.
Play Podcast ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss if the Rangers are the best team in baseball, what makes them so good and if he thinks the team will trade Jurickson Profar.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Ron Washington's decision to send Yu Darvish to the mound for the eighth inning Thursday night and how he would handle a situation like that if he were still a GM.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley and Glenn "Stretch" Smith discuss the latest Rangers news, including the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander matchup.
Play Podcast Nelson Cruz joins Galloway & Company to discuss the Rangers' series in Oakland, his ups and downs at the plate and if the PED talks before the season were a distraction.