ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Team President Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers throws out the ceremonial first pitch against the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 30, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
When Rangers Ballpark is filled to capacity on Friday afternoon for the season opener, and possible ALCS preview, with the Boston Red Sox, the fans will be treated to a much more visually friendly game-watching experience than they've had in the past.
That's because the one videoboard on top of the home run porch in right field has been replaced by a new LED monster screen and the Rangers added a second board in centerfield so more people will be able to have a good vantage point of replays, and most importantly the pregame video with all the sweet Rangers highlights.
That means fans will get to see Nolan Ryan's beatdown of Robin Ventura in crystal clear HD on an LED screen that measures 42 feet by 120 feet on top of the porch.
C.J. Wilson, who's already back in Arlington preparing for his start Friday, was at the park when the videoboards were unveiled to the media.
"It gives fans a chance to be a part of the action a little bit more," Wilson told Todd Wills, of MLB.com. "The thing is, if you're sitting in the second deck, you don't always see the sweat coming off a guy or when he slides into the base, but on this board, they showed some of the replays, and you could see the grit on the dirt as the guy slides into the base, and I think that's going to be really cool."