ANNOUNCEMENT: Newberg Report Night

We’re now ready to start taking reservations for Newberg Report Night at Rangers Ballpark, which (based on the heavy majority of those of you who weighed in) will be on Friday, July 6, against the Orioles.  We had about 350 attend last year and were at absolute capacity – so please make your reservations as soon as you know you’ll be attending.

The gathering will be very much like last July’s.  Here’s what we have planned:

A ticket to the Friday, July 6 event costs $30 a person, and gets you the following:

1. RANGERS OFFICIAL (hopeful): Admission to the auditorium adjoining the Legends of the Game Museum near the center field entrance to the ballpark, where a Rangers official will hold an exclusive Q&A session with our entire group – with comfortable auditorium seating – before the game.  General manager Jon Daniels has done this with us the past two years, but as July is probably the busiest month of the season, I’m certainly not going to guarantee anything until we know his availability for sure.  More details on time coming soon, but I’d expect us to gather at around 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. in advance of the 7:35 p.m. game.

2. WILL CARROLL: Baseball Prospectus writer Will Carroll, who delivers the renowned "Under the Knife" column and has authored several books, including "Saving the Pitcher" and "The Juice: The Real Story of Baseball’s Drug Problems," will join us as well, as he has every year that we’ve held Newberg Report Night.

3. DONATIONS: The great Allen Cordrey is once again organizing a charitable effort that we can all participate in that day.  More details soon

4. HELLO WIN COLUMN FUND: You’ll recall that last year we hosted a family impacted by cancer at the Newberg Report event.  We’ll do it again this year.  Cindy Kuster, the daughter of the late Mark Holtz, will act on behalf of the Hello Win Column Fund as a liaison between Cancer Care Services and the Newberg Report and help select the family who will participate.

5. LUXURY SUITES: We will all watch the Rangers-Orioles game from luxury suites.  The suites, for those of you who have never been in one, are air-conditioned and well furnished, have their own TV sets and bathrooms, and open onto balconies if you prefer to watch the game outside.  Each suite holds 20 people, and we’ll have as many suites as we need.  To keep costs down, we are not catering the event (same as the last two years); you will be able to go to the concession stands and bring anything other than alcoholic beverages back into the suites.  There will be food service representatives stopping by the suites that will sell alcoholic beverages to you if you’d like.

6. PROMOTION: The first 15,000 fans at the game, 14 and older, receive Texas Rangers picnic blankets.

Other notes:

*  Parking is not included.

*  Feel free to organize a group to come; it’s not necessarily limited to you and a guest or two.  I will be in charge of organizing the suites so you can watch the game with whoever you prefer to.  A number of groups signed up with enough people that you got your own suite last year.  We can do that this year, too.

Please sign up as soon as you know you’ll be coming.  We need to give the Rangers advance notice as to how many suites we’ll need.

Even if you aren’t prepared to pay right now, please email me at gjsneaker@sbcglobal.net to let me know how many people you think you will bring.

The cost, once again, is $30, and you can pay in one of two ways:

1. You can order by credit card through PayPal by going to http://www.paypal.com, selecting the "Send money" option, and typing in gjsneaker@sbcglobal.net where you are prompted for the e-mail account.

2. Or you can send a check or money order, payable to "Jamey Newberg," to:

Jamey Newberg
Vincent & Moyé
2001 Bryan Street, Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75201

Let me know what questions you have.  I look forward to seeing lots of you there on the 6th.

Jamey

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