ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 13: General view of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before a game against the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers on April 13, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Perhaps Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said it best when he said, on numerous occasions, "Tha's the way baseball go."
And that statement holds true for what was announced on Tuesday when the Rangers released their ticket prices for the upcoming 2012 season, which is just less than three months away.
Coming off their second straight appearance in the World Series, the Rangers have raised their ticket prices in every section except for the grandstand reserved seats.
The increases are often minimal, some by just $1, but the small increases add up when there's a packed house and the increases are a necessary result of winning to keep that winning coming.
In fact, The Dallas Morning News' Gerry Fraley did the math, and if the Rangers draw as many people as they did last season (2.95 million people) the price hike would bring in an additional $8 million in revenue to help extend guys like Mike Napoli, Ian Kinsler and Derek Holland.
Individual game tickets go on sale on March 3 while tickets for the home opener (April 6 against the Chicago White Sox) will only be available through a lottery.