T.R.’s Memoirs: An ode to the Rangers’ old Florida spring home in Ian’s aftermath
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Editor’s note: T.R. Sullivan covered the Texas Rangers over 32 years for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MLB.com, and is sharing his “memoirs” with this newsletter. Today, with Hurricane Ian walloping on the west coast of Florida, T.R. looks back on Port Charlotte. That was the Rangers’ spring home from 1987-2002, but was right in the middle of the hurricane.
The signs are hard to miss along the boulevards leading out from Port Charlotte. They have a blue background with white lettering, a hurricane logo and an arrow pointing inland.
We saw the signs and knew what they meant but never really had to worry about it when the Rangers were in Port Charlotte way back when.