San Antonio may be bigger than Dallas, but do they have Frisco? Hell, no. Alamo, Schmalamo, we've got IKEA. Had William B. Travis, Davy Crockett and Co. holed up in our Swedish home furnishings superstore instead, I seriously doubt any battle would have ever been fought. General Santa Ana and his band of troops would have simply thrown down their arms and surrendered to the majesty of it all. "I have never tasted the sweet delights of Swedish food," Santa Ana might have said. "I could certainly use a new shower curtain, as well." Then Jim Bowie would have wielded his trusty knife and prepared a meal of pickled herring and lingonberries for the tired soldiers as they strolled IKEA's 310,000 square feet, their eyes welling with tears of joy. So, when the San Antonio Missions come up here talking smack as they take on the Frisco Rough Riders Friday through Tuesday at Dr Pepper Ballpark, tell them they can lick your Swedish meatballs. Tickets are $9 to $18. Call 214-373-8000 or visit
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