The Texas Rangers held their annual Fan Fest this year at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this year. It has been held in the past at the Arlington Convention Center. But for the 20th anniversary of the event they decided to bring fans to the ballpark. The event had was a success and drew 7,000 fans to the ballpark.
Rangers Fan Fest drew 7,000 Saturday at ballpark. @TEXPAMAN said feedback good on location switch.
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) January 27, 2014
According to Chuck Morgan, the Texas Rangers public address announcer, the event was a success and the feedback was positive on having it at Rangers Ballpark.
Most of the die hard fans were at the ballpark early Saturday morning. The freezing temperatures didn’t stop some fans from lining up as early as 6 a.m. to ensure they were the first ones in the gate.
By 9:00 a.m. the line to enter Fan Fest was wrapped 3/4 around the ballpark.
The morning started off with Adrian Beltre signing autographs and Jon Daniels doing a question and answer session in the Hall of Fame. Daniels answered questions such as bringing back Michael Young, which he said they would probably use someone internal for a utility spot and it is unlikely Young would return to the Texas Rangers. Also, Daniels was asked about Ron Washington‘s contract. He basically deflected the question, but said they value him and will not talk about any deals publicly.