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    ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: An exterior view of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

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    by Bruce Felps

    Arlington scored quite the little sports coup with World Series games and the Super Bowl played practically back-to-back in the burg. The Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to keep the momentum going.

    The agency just announced a contest to win multiple prizes surrounding opening day for your Texas Rangers. Check out details and entry rules at the official website.

    The winner receives one night hotel accommodations, two presumably round-trip tickets on American Airlines should the winner live elsewhere, two tickets to tour Rangers Ballpark, two Six Flags tickets, a rental car, and a $50 certificate to eat at BoomerJacks.

    Wait a minute, something seems to be missing here. Criminy, the website leaves off tickets to the game. What the …?

    A call to the bureau’s PR department resulted in a good laugh with the publicist. They kinda forgot to include that little sussy on the prize list, but she assured me that tickets to the opening day game are, indeed, included in the package.

    Without the game ducats, the whole thing would be like buying tickets and such to the Super Bowl only to find out you have no seats at the game, and that just couldn’t happen, could it?

    Oh.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Airfare on American Airlines? He thought prizes should be good things.