What a Nice Night for Baseball in North Texas

Tom Branch, Gina Branch, Denise Helbing, Stockton HelbingWhat a nice evening for baseball in North Texas! It was a hot and humid day but as the evening progressed it cooled off a bit and a light breeze helped make it feel a bit cooler.

Gina and I along with Denise and Stockton Helbing attended the Frisco RoughRiders versus the Midland RockHounds game at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

Stockton and Denise are past clients and we had been trying to get together for months. It was great to get a chance to catch up on what had been going on with the two of them and their new home.

While we ate dinner before the game we discussed how fortunate we are to live in the greater Dallas area. Not only do we have great food and shopping but we have lots of local entertainment venues. 

According to Wikipedia, The Frisco RoughRiders are currently the Class AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers major league baseball club. The team plays in the Texas League, assigned to the South Division. Prior to 2003, the franchise was based in Shreveport, Louisiana, and were known as the Shreveport Captains (and, for the 2002 season, the Shreveport SwampDragons). In 2003, they were purchased by Mandalay Entertainment in connection with Tom Hicks, owner of the Texas Rangers and the company that owns it, Southwest Sports Group. Mandalay Baseball moved them to the Dallas suburb of Frisco and changed their name to the RoughRiders.

They currently play at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Opened on April 3, 2003, the stadium seats 10,600 fans. The stadium is both unique and innovative; both bullpens are surrounded by seats and there is a pool area available for rental just beyond the right center field wall.

Here’s a quick video we put together.

The Rockhounds scored first in the top of the fourth inning but the RoughRiders answered with 4 runs of their own.  The final score was 7 to 2 with the RoughRiders winning another home game. 


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Have you ever just met someone, but felt you like you'd known him for years? That's what most people experience with Tom. He has a knack for making folks feel right at home. After 21 years in the Air Force, loyalty and honesty are the foundation of everything Tom does. In addition to being a Texas Real Estate Broker, Tom is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and a Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR).