Time to open the wallets, Rangers fans.
There are several Rangers-centric items up for bid during the annual winter meetings charity auction which ends at 8 p.m. Thursday at mlb.com.
The initiative helps raise awareness and funds for cancer research. A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit the Do It For Durrett Foundation, which honors the late Rangers beat writer Richard Durrett.
These are big ticket items. The Ultimate Rangers experience package, which includes batting practice on the field and lineup card dutires, is already over $1,000. So if you fancy yourself a high roller, get cracking.
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Here’s a look at the Rangers items:
▪ The Ultimate Rangers Experience
Two seats in the owner’s box to a 2016 home game, watch batting practice from the field, eat dinner in the press box, sit for an inning in the control booth with the voice of the Rangers Chuck Morgan and an inning in the home radio and TV booth. Winner also gets to walk the lineup card to home plate with manager Jeff Banister and receives a Texas flag that flew over Globe Life Park.
▪ Durrett Foundation Gameday Experience
A gameday experience with the members of the Durrett Foundation Board of Directors, including a behind-the-scenes pre-game experience with Emily Jones, including her pre-game interview with Banister in his office, player interaction during batting practice. Winner gets to view portion of the game with Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, attend Banister’s post-game press conference, eat dinner in the press box with Star-Telegram beat writer Jeff Wilson and view a portion of the game from the press box. You’ll also receive a personalized Rangers jersey.
▪ Golf with Darren Oliver and Steve Buchele
The winner and a guest will join former Rangers pitcher Darren Oliver and bench coach Steve Buechele for a round of golf at Vaquero Golf Club.
Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760