Rangers Swap Places with SWA Employees

by Bruce Felps

A handful of Texas Rangers, the ballplayers not the law enforcement officers, will loosen up before tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox by working a couple of Love Field flights.

Mark Lowe, Mitch Moreland, and Matt Harrison — lineup subject to change; available substitutes being Mike Adams, Mike Napoli, and Michael Young if the established pattern is to be followed — “volunteered” to work as temporary Southwest Airlines employees starting about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

They’ll fill roster spots as operations agents and ramp agents to help marshal in a Dallas-bound flight and to ready an outbound departure, and sorry, that’s redundant.

Not sure who will fill what role, but the players will help unload and load baggage, greet passengers, and mingle about with the crowd in the terminal.

According to the Southwest press release, they’ll also engage in “playing gate games with customers,” whatever that means.

The experience could come in handy for the players because, hey, professional sports careers don’t last forever, you know.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He probably would not know any of these guys taken out of context of the ballpark.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NBC, NBC 5, NBCDFW.com or its employees.

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