Thank you, Rangers!
Josh Hamilton (no doubt, talking shop) prepares to go on stage.
The crowd jockies for a seat, even Rangers Captain had to work hard to find a spot.
The stage is set.
Many dignitaries were able to make it to Arlington for the event.
The color guard marches in. The fans and team (in background on stage in their World Series jackets) stand and salute.
Chuck Morgan, one of the Darrens, Neftali, Kins, Michael, and Wash, enjoy the air of anticpation...but that's the way rally go.
The players wait their turn to tell the fans how much louder they were in the playoffs than the other teams' fans.
Rangers' President, Nolan Ryan makes a few comments, thanks, and projections.
MC John Radigan (FOX Sports Southwest) thanks Nolan for his address to Rangers nation.
With television coverage, this bud's media platform's for you.
The stadium in the background sits silently, waiting patiently for Opening Day, March 31, 2011.
All Stars to the left of us, All-Stars to the right of us...Elvis, Nelly, and Josh looked ready to play right there.
The looming media looms.
As the sun set, the stadium glowed. Highlights played on a home field entertainment center in the comfort of the south parking lot.
A reported 10,000+ fans turned out for the rally. Most of them got there early.
Michael Young is interviewed by Emily Jones (MLB.com) as the big red dot (from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington dot race fame) looks on.
The dots didn't race during the ralley. But they posed for pictures and made many a young fan happy.
On the big screen a replay of Opening Day's walk-off hit by Salty. From that point, you had a feeling that it was time.
There was a chill in the air. Local radio and TV stations told fans to bring sweaters and jackets.
Everyone and his dog was there.
Only fitting that we should view the 'architect', Jon Daniels, through the legs of scafolding.
The Greenberg Report. Chuck chimed in.
The drum majorette was there...loud and proud.
Smile candidly, you're on camera.
Dads brought little ones.
Everyone craned to get a look at their heros.
Antlers of all types were there.
A Kinsler fan (supported by a Lee fan) looks on.
The big screens gave those in the back of the throng a better view.
Fans heard a few Murphisms from the outfielder.
Some brought their game face.
Claws and Antlers were ever present. Let's give these guys a big hand for creativity.
Reliving one of the three dog piles on the big screen. That looks like post Yankee-dump euphoria.
Birds eye view. (Camera men lead lonely lives).
A Lens Prop-ped up. Hey, that looks like Ciff Lee. No, really...look, he's even left handed.
Random Fandom captured on the Ranger Fan Cam.
Some old guy left his truck in the parking lot. We worked around it.
More antlers than you could shake a pom pom at. Pom poms provided by your Texas Rangers.
Standing room only.
Thousands came, saw, and enjoyed...with a quiet witness (Cowboys Stadium) on the periphery.
As the sun set, 2010 American League MVP, Josh Hambone Hamilton took the mic.
Josh (with countless 3-run Jimmy Jacks to come) tells of his encounter with an early vacationing Yankees' fan.
He told the spanked Yanks' fan to get used to the Rangers being there every year.
Flying debris from confetti cannons topped off the show.
Believe it! The best season in Texas Rangers Baseball Club history could be a sign of great seasons to come.