SAN ANTONIO- APRIL 2: An elevated exterior view of the the Alamodome on the eve of the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Alamodome on April 2, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Last season, baseball fans in Texas were treated to an odd scene — baseball at San Antonio's Alamodome, a dome set up for football and basketball, not so much baseball.
The Rangers and Padres played two exhibition games in San Antonio before the season got underway on the field with some crazy dimensions, including a right-field line that measured shy of 290 feet.
It's not a place that MLB would probably allow a team to play regular-season games, but it's an interesting thing to see in an exhibition.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the club is excited about their return to San Antonio, where they'll play the Houston Astros on March 28 (7 p.m.) and March 29 (1 p.m.). Last year, the Rangers played the San Diego Padres, the parent club for San Antonio's Double-A team, in front of 75,000 fans over two games.
“The Rangers are very happy to be returning to San Antonio and Big League Weekend in 2014,” Daniels said. “Ryan-Sanders Baseball put on a first class event in 2013 and did an amazing job in converting the Alamodome into a Major League Baseball facility. The reception we received playing before the tremendous fans of the San Antonio area was outstanding and we look forward to another great series.”
If you get to go, make a side trip to the Alamo, and ask to go to the basement.