Texas Rangers Opening day – 5 reasons to be excited

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2  Opening Day Festivities

Ceremonial first pitch: Hall of Famer and Texas Rangers coach Greg Maddux will throw out the first pitch to his brother and Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux.

The National Anthem: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya will return to play the National Anthem. The FWSO will once again perform on the field as it did in 1994.

"“It’s a great honor to celebrate this anniversary with the Texas Rangers and recreate that historic moment in memory of our dear friend Van Cliburn,” said FWSO President and CEO Amy Adkins. (Texas Rangers)"

Salute the Flag: A large United States flag will be unfurled in centerfield by Soldiers from the Dallas Army Recruiting Battalion and Airmen, Soldiers, and Marines from the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. A large State of Texas flag will be unfurled on Greene’s Hill by members of the Dallas Army Recruiting Battalion. The colors will be presented by Company B of the Texas Rangers Law Enforcement from Garland, Texas. (Texas Rangers)

More Activities: Following the National Anthem, there will be a flyover of vintage warbirds from the Cavanaugh flight Museum in Addison. Country recording artist Neal McCoy will sing God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch. All fans, 21 years of age and older will receive a Rangers Budweiser Opening Day Magnetic Schedule as they enter the park. (Texas Rangers)