The Rangers are holding a free clinic for fans called Baseball 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Watching and Enjoying Live Baseball from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. May 16 at Globe Life Park. The clinic is free for fans with tickets to that night’s game between the Rangers and Indians.
Perhaps the Rangers will discourage fans from doing “the wave,” especially when the home team is losing in a close game late. It happens occasionally, including Friday night.
The clinic’s focus appears to be aimed at the true novice. Not sure how to read the scoreboard? Ever asked if there’s a halftime in baseball? If so, you probably should attend.
Members of the Rangers front office will conduct the clinic, which includes a 45-minute classroom style lecture (fun!) and a 15-minute Q&A with Rangers general manager Jon Daniels.
A press release says the clinic will include the following topics:
▪ The Team (positions, the roster, manager & coaches, the lineup)
▪ The Ballpark (field terminology, how to read the scoreboard, other ballpark highlights including concessions)
▪ The Game (innings, balls & strikes, outs, hits, game strategy, how to read the umpire’s signs, intro to stats)
▪ The Season (spring training, game schedules, game series, home stands, win percentage, post season)
▪ Resources (where to find game broadcasts, MLB.com At Bat App, ticket specials at texasrangers.com)
Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760