Home Plate Update March 2018 | Page 13

DREAMS COME TRUE FOR RICHARD GREENE After leaving behind a rich legacy and long list of accomplishments as mayor of Arlington, Richard Greene continues to live his American Dream in Arlington alongside his wife, Sylvia. Greene developed a winning plan to build a new ballpark for the Texas Rangers as part of a proposed public- private partnership. Arlington voters overwhelmingly approved the plan in 1991, the largest-ever voter turnout in a local election. Opening Day in The American Dream City The Texas Rangers will host the Houston Astros in the club’s 2018 season opener on Thursday, March 29, at 2:35 p.m. CT, the earliest date on which the Rangers has ever opened a season, previous earliest being March 30, 2003 at Anaheim. This will mark the 27th time in 47 seasons the Rangers have opened at home, the third straight and the eighth occasion in the last 10 years. The Rangers will also host Houston on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, and Sunday, April 1, before opening the road schedule with four games in Oakland, April 2-5. 13