For the third straight year, the Texas Rangers will host a Mexican League team in an exhibition game prior to Opening Day.
Before the start of the 2014 season, the Rangers will host the Quintana Roo Tigers (Tigres de Quintana Roo) of the Triple-A Mexican League.
Tigers? Another animal, also not native to the Cancun-area, seems to be a more obvious mascot choice.
The game against Quintana Roo will be played Thursday, March 27, at 7:05 p.m., at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Opening Day at the Ballpark is Monday, March 31, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Anyway, here is more from the Rangers.
"A photo opportunity took place at the Baseball Winter Meetings today with officials from the Tigers and Rangers. Participating for Quintana Roo were President Chito Rodriguez, Vice President Amador Gutierrez and General Manager Francisco Minjares. Rangers Manager Ron Washington and Senior Executive Vice President Jim Sundberg also took part.
It will mark the third consecutive year that the Rangers have played a Mexican League team in Arlington as Texas defeated the Mexico City Red Devils in 2012 and 2013.
The Tigers, who are from Cancun, captured their second Mexican League championship in the last three seasons in 2013, defeating Monterrey, four games to one, in the final series.
Ticket prices for the exhibition game are $20.00 for lower level and all-you-can-eat seats, $15.00 for club level, and $10.00 for upper level. The tickets will go on sale on Saturday, March 1."