The Fox Sports Southwest Fan Express bus came through Tyler for the second time this baseball season Saturday and it’s scheduled to come back in late August.
Fans riding the bus get free transportation, free tickets and official Texas Rangers gear as well free food and beverages courtesy of Dr Pepper and Snapple. What’s not to like? Heck, on top of that, they get to meet Kaime and Liddy, the Fox Sports Southwest girls.
Jim Knox of Fox Sports will also interview fans from the bus live during the game telecast, but if the Kaime and Liddy aren’t reason enough to go, Knox probably isn’t either.
The seats are great seats, located in the outfield about in section 9.
Rangers Fans who ride the bus this past Saturday weren’t quite as fortunate as I was when I took the trip because they saw their team fall to the Chicago White Sox 5-2.
The game I went to on June 27 was great. It was almost like watching a home run derby. It was too close for comfort though because both teams were scoring runs left and right, but fortunately, it was the Rangers who came on top in a 13-9 final.
Not that all that matters, but what does matter is these trips are made possible thanks not only to Fox Sports Southwest but also ESPN East Texas, 92.1 in Tyler who partnered with Fox Sports Southwest.
Sports Talk host Bill Coates takes calls every day on his show leading up to the trips, and each day gave a pair of tickets to a random caller.
As mentioned before, the Fan Express bus is scheduled to come through Tyler again Thursday August 23 when the Rangers play host to the Minnesota Twins.
It’s not like there aren’t enough incentives to try to win a pair of tickets on that bus, but an extra reason to go is the fact Wednesday night is Dollar Dog Night at the ballpark.
If you go on the bus trip, you’ll be given a five dollar gift certificate for concessions which means you can buy yourself five dogs.
For a chance to win two tickets, call into sports talk within two weeks of the game and weigh in on your sports topic of choice. The show runs Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. and the show hotline number is 903-593-5822. For more information, call the station anytime at 903-593-2519.