Be forewarned, we don't know anything about gambling on sporting events. We're aware there is a home-field advantage in every sport, and baseball recognizes home as a special place more than any other. We fans "root, root for the home team" in a sport that brought us home plate, the home run and the Home Run Derby. This weekend the Texas Rangers come home to finish the first half of the season and kick-off Fourth of July and All-Star Game celebration with ten games in ten days at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. We have no idea if the home field will affect the gambling odds, but we have it on good authority that if they don't win, it's shame. The homecoming starts this weekend with interleague games against the Florida Marlins. Get the kids there early Sunday because the first 10,000 fans under 13 get white Ian Kinsler jerseys. The three-game series begins Friday night and ends Sunday. Opening pitch is at 7:05 p.m. for all three games. Tickets prices vary from $7 to $81 depending on location and date. Call 972-Rangers or visit texasrangers.com for more information.
Fri., July 1, 7:05 p.m., 2011