Best (& Sweetest) 12 Weeks of Summer Ever #9
9. Play ball!
Whether you’re an avid hardball fan, a hot-dog junkie, or a foul-ball hunter, no summer would be complete without a trip to the ballpark. In Texas, that’s especially true this year, when the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros will play in the same division for the first time ever.
Texas’ two Major League Baseball teams had never met more than six times in any given season before this one. Now that the Astros have moved to the American League West (where the Rangers have played since 1972), the cross-state rivals will play 19 games over six series from March through September. The winner of the season-long Lone Star Series claims the Silver Boot, which takes on new significance now that the teams are battling one another for a playoff spot. Time will tell who prevails between the rebuilding Astros and the mighty Rangers, who played in two of the past three World Series.
In Houston, catch the teams in air-conditioned Minute Maid Park. In Arlington, brave the heat at Rangers Ballpark, which cools off at night … doesn’t it?
From the May 2013 issue.