Balloting to select the starters for the 2015 American and National League All-Star teams begins on Wednesday, April 29. The MLB All-Star Balloting Program is the largest fan balloting program in professional sports and for the first time, balloting will be available exclusively online. The ballot will be available at texasrangers.com, MLB.com, the MLB.com At Bat app, and the MLB.com Ballpark app. Balloting ends on Thursday, July 2 at 10:59 PM CT.
The A's conclude the homestand with 7:05 p.m. games on Friday and Saturday, May 1-2 and a 2:05 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 3. A Big Green Egg Fireworks Show follows Friday's game, which is also the annual Arlington Appreciation Night. Fans may enter FIREWORKS as the coupon code on texasrangers.com to purchase $14 Upper Reserved tickets for the May 1 game.
On Saturday, country music artist Tracy Lawrence will perform in concert presented by Budweiser on the field at Globe Life Park following the game. The concert is free of charge to all fans attending the Rangers-A's game that night and a limited number of field passes for the concert are on sale for an additional $12.00. That night, a number of fans will be accompanied by their canine companions for Bark in the Park presented by AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods, Nylabone, and ADAMS. Registration has already closed for this event, which includes a pre-game on-field parade and prizes for the best doggy costumes.
The homestand concludes on Sunday when the Christian rock band Casting Crowns will perform in concert presented by Buckner International on the field at Globe Life Park following the game. The concert is free of charge to all fans attending the Rangers-A's game that day and a limited number of field passes for the concert are on sale for an additional $12.00.
Tickets for the upcoming homestand can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Globe Life Park in Arlington ticket office.
FORMER RANGERS TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT NEW ERA ALUMNI ALLEY
Fans will be able to receive free autographs from their favorite former Rangers all season long at the New Era Alumni Alley, which is located on the Budweiser Bowtie centerfield concourse near the Captain Morgan Club. Every Friday and Saturday a different former Ranger will be signing from 6:00-6:45 p.m. The alumni participating for the upcoming homestand will be former closer Jeff Russell on Friday, May 1 and longtime Rangers starter and reliever Darren Oliver on Saturday, May 2.
Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:
Monday, April 27 vs. Seattle Mariners - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD
- SMU Night-ceremonial first pitch by SMU Head Football Coach Chad Morris
- HEB ISD Night
- National Anthem performed Trinity High School's Harmony group
Tuesday, April 28 vs. Seattle Mariners - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD
- Reliant Derek Holland Gnome (1st 15,000 fans)
- Keller ISD Night
- National Anthem performed by Timber Creek High School Choir
- Color guard presented by Central High School Air Force Junior ROTC
Wednesday, April 29 vs. Seattle Mariners - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD
- Dollar Hot Dog Night
- Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday (all fans)
- Grapevine ISD Night
- National Anthem performed by the Lewisville ISD Middle School Choirs
Friday, May 1 vs. Oakland A's - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD
- Big Green Egg Post-Game Fireworks Show
- Arlington Appreciation Night
- Arlington ISD Night
- New Era Alumni Alley-Jeff Russell, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
- National Anthem performed by the Bowie Volunteer Voices
Saturday, May 2 vs. Oakland A's - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD
- Bark in the Park presented by AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods, Nylabone, and ADAMS (registration has closed).
- Tracy Lawrence Post-game On-field Concert presented by Budweiser
- New Era Alumni Alley-Darren Oliver, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 vs. Oakland A's - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
- Casting Crowns Post-game On-field Concert presented by Buckner International
- $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and under)
- Chevy Kids Take the Field pre-game