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THE LONG ROAD HOME CY SNEED’S 5,300-MILE POSTSEASON JOURNEY FROM TEXAS TO ALASKA


Navigate the Tracks 4

WELCOME LETTER

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UPCOMING EVENTS & PROMOTIONS

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From the President and General Manager

Check out what's going on at Dell Diamond

EXPRESS IN THE COMMUNITY Upcoming drives and awareness nights

20 UPCOMING OPPONENTS See who's coming to Dell Diamond

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ROSTER Your 2019 Round Rock Express

COACHES Leading the squad

EXPRESS BRAND STORY Explanation behind our new brand

42 STADIUM MAP

Fun features around Dell Diamond

50 HOUSTON ASTROS AFFILIATES Get to know our new affiliates

58 SCORECARD

Learn how to score the game

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BALLPARK FOOD HIGHLIGHT $2 Taco Tuesday is in full swing

69 20-YEAR SEASON MEMBERS Thank you for your support

Featured Articles 40

THE LONG ROAD HOME Cy Sneed's 5,300-Mile Postseason Journey From Texas to Alaska

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FORREST WHITLEY COMES FULL CIRCLE Dell Diamond's Unique Role in the Top Prospect's Journey

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50/50 RAFFLE Find out how you could be the next winner

54 PRINCESS NIGHT AT DELL DIAMOND A Tale as Old as Time

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LETTER FROM THE

President and General Manager

Welcome to the 20th season of Round Rock Express baseball! We are so thrilled that you are joining us at Dell Diamond during our historic 2019 campaign. We sincerely thank you for your support. As we continue a new era of Express baseball, we couldn’t be more excited about this season and the future of professional baseball in Round Rock. We have enjoyed many exciting games during our first few months as the new Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. We are thrilled to have rejoined our original major league club, as your Express originally served as the Double-A affiliate for the Astros from the team’s inception in 2000 until joining the ranks of Triple-A in 2005, where Round Rock was Houston’s top affiliate until 2010. As we’ve seen first-hand, Houston has built a tremendous farm system full of many top prospects that are playing right here at Dell Diamond. We were proud to present Express OF Yordan Alvarez with the Minor League Baseball’s Player of the Month Award for the Pacific Coast League this April. Alvarez swept a trio of awards after his record-setting start to the season, also winning Houston Astros Minor League Player of the Month honors as well as the PCL Player of the Week award for April 29-May 5. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a major league-caliber atmosphere for players to develop at the Triple-A level, and we’re always excited to see Express players earn promotions to Houston, most recently righthanded pitchers Corbin Martin and Brady Rodgers. It has

been incredibly exciting to watch the future of baseball right here in our own backyard. The summer is definitely our favorite time of the year, when school is out and America’s Pastime takes center stage. We’re excited to welcome in waves of baseball fans over the summer months. One of our favorite events at Dell Diamond each season is the UIL State Championships, as our venue plays host to high schools from around the Lone Star State hoping to achieve the ultimate goal of winning a title during the first week of June. Another one of our favorites is our Independence Day Celebration, set for July 3 this season. The Express will celebrate the Fourth of July a night early with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Omaha Storm Chasers. We hope you’ll join us for a red, white and blue celebration and our biggest postgame fireworks show of the season! As we continue our momentous season, we sincerely hope that your time at the ballpark is as enjoyable as possible. If there is ever anything that either of us or any member of our staff can do to enhance your experience at Dell Diamond, please let us know.

Chris Almendarez PRESIDENT

Tim Jackson

GENERAL M ANAGER

This publication is the exclusive gameday program of the Round Rock Express. It is our sincere hope that this publication enhances your experience at Dell Diamond for Express games during the 2019 season. If you have questions or comments, or if you would like to advertise in a future edition, please contact us at (512) 255-2255.

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OWNERSHIP GROUP OF THE

GAME PROGRAM Andrew Felts, Laura Fragoso, Taylor Shipp ADVERTISING COOR D I N ATOR Zach Pustka | GR A P H I C   D E S I G N Julia Price, Andrew Felts LAYO UT Julia Price, Andrew Felts | PH OTO G R A P H Y Julia Price P R I N T I N G Community Impact Printing, Pflugerville, TX EDITOR

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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING: Laura Fragoso DIRECTOR, BALLPARK ENTERTAINMENT: Steve Richards DIRECTOR, BROADCASTING: Mike Capps DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY RELATIONS: Elisa Fogle DIRECTOR, RETAIL: Joe Belger MANAGER, PR & COMMUNICATIONS: Andrew Felts MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMING, NOLAN RYAN FOUNDATION : Peyton Chapman SPECIALIST, BRAND MARKETING: Julia Price SPECIALIST, DIGITAL CONTENT: Taylor Shipp COORDINATOR, PROMOTIONAL EVENTS: Casey Wright ASSISTANT, GRAPHIC DESIGN: Karlie Dyer ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Cody Thompson ASSISTANT, DIGITAL MARKETING: Hannah Ulm ASSISTANT, COMMUNICATIONS: Stevie Golding ASSISTANT MANAGER, RAILYARD TEAM STORE: Lisa Martinez PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER: Glen Norman

ADMINISTRATION

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Reese Ryan PRESIDENT: Chris Almendarez GENERAL MANAGER: Tim Jackson EXECUTIVE ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER: Dave Fendrick VICE PRESIDENT, ADMIN & ACCOUNTING: Debbie Coughlin OFFICE MANAGER: Wendy Abrahamsen ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT: Sandy Tucker OWNERSHIP INTERN: Jackson Ryan CORPORATE SALES

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES: Henry Green MANAGER, CLIENT SERVICES: Zach Pustka

VICE PRESIDENT, TICKET SALES: Gary Franke SENIOR DIRECTOR, TICKET OPERATIONS: Ross Scott SENIOR DIRECTOR, UNITED HERITAGE CENTER: Scott Allen DIRECTOR, TICKET SALES: Stuart Scally COORDINATOR, SEASON MEMBERSHIP & SUITE SERVICES: Aschley Eschenburg SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Alyssa Coggins SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Oscar Rodriguez ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Lucas Allison ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Chaniel Nelson ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Taylor Dillingham GUEST EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST: Jake Foust TICKET OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE: Nancy Hampton TICKET OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE: Elaine Roth TICKET OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE: Jordan Gault ASSISTANT, UNITED HERITAGE CENTER: Austin Alvarez AUXILIARY STAFF

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STADIUM OPERATIONS

DIRECTOR, STADIUM OPERATIONS: Gene Kropff DIRECTOR, STADIUM MAINTENANCE: Aurelio Martinez DIRECTOR, IT: Sam Isham MANAGER, STADIUM OPERATIONS: Justin Botkins SPECIALIST, IT: Preston Chapman PAINTER/MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN: Roger Calkins ELECTRICIAN/HVAC: Leslie Hitt HOUSEKEEPING: Ofelia Gonzalez MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN: Eduardo Mata MANAGER, POST-EVENT CLEANING: Mark Maloney

TICKETS, GROUP & HOSPITALITY SALES

MANAGER, CLUBHOUSE: Kenny Bufton MANAGER, EVENT OPERATIONS: Kevin Rutledge ASSISTANT MANAGER, EVENT OPERATIONS: Herb Williams DIRECTOR, EXPRESS SELECT: Chris Godwin COORDINATOR, AMATEUR BASEBALL: Chase Almendarez METEOROLOGIST: Scott Fisher

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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT: Jay Kudla SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATION & ACCOUNTING: Kerri Johnson GENERAL MANAGER: Jeremy Zimmerman ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER: Brenda Gomez REGIONAL CHEF: Joel Peña CORPORATE CHEF: Ed Ebert MANAGER, PREMIUMS: Jose Torrez MANAGER, STOREFRONTS : George Gallagher MANAGER, WAREHOUSE: Kevin Brooks MANAGER, HOME RUN DUGOUT: Andrea Gutierrez SUPERVISOR, CATERING: Samantha Grube SCHEDULER: Henry Rodriguez SOUS CHEF: Jacob Jenkins

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What's Next at Dell Diamond MAY 30

JUNE 12

T H I R S T Y T H U R S DAY

W I N N I N G W E D N E S DAY

JUNE 14

JUNE 17

CO M I C CO N N I G H T

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Show up, dress up and level up for Comic Con Night, including a ceremonial first pitch by the original red and yellow Power Rangers, presented by Greater Austin Comic Con.

Express fans can enjoy $4 24-ounce domestics and other draft beer specials presented by Firetrol Protection Systems. It's Better Filippin' Meat Night, presented by Applegate.

All Winning Wednesday games will feature chances for fans ages 18 and up to win prizes, presented by Texas Lottery.

JUNE 15

JUNE 13

MAY 31

PINTS & PUPS

The concert, in right-center field, will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the game and fans will be allowed to enjoy the concert from the field, presented by St. David's & Dell.

M E N TA L H E A LT H AWA R E N E S S N I G H T presented by Bluebonnet Trails.

F R I DAY F I R E WO R K S The Express will light up your Friday night with an amazing fireworks show, presented by Bud Light.

JUNE 1

Dogs are invited to enjoy one Thursday game every month of the season with their owners, who can enjoy $4 24-ounce domestics and other discounted draft beer specials as part of The Original Thirsty Thursday. Use promo code PUPS at checkout for a discounted lawn ticket for your dog and a portion of the ticket will be donated to a local animal charity, presented by Supercuts.

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TACO T U E S DAY Express fans can enjoy $2 Taco Tuesdays at every Tuesday home game this season, presented by Lennar.

JUNE 29

S U N DAY K I D S DAY

JUNE 2

FAT H E R ' S DAY Take dad out to the ballgame for Father's Day! For $10 per family of five in advance, you can add on access to an exclusive Father's Day lounge to your ticket purchase, presented by United Heritage Credit Union.

JUNE 17 P R I N CE S S N I G HT Express Princess Night is a tale as old as time! For $8 per participant in advance (includes two non-participant guardians), you can add access to an exclusive princess meet and greet to your ticket purchase.

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JUNE 30

JUNE 16

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You could leave Dell Diamond with a new (to you) ride because it's Win a Used Car Night, presented by The Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships.

Presented by WGU Texas to the first 3,000 fans.

The Round Rock Express transform into the Round Rock Chupacabras as part of Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversiรณn initiative.

JUNE 18

WIN A USED CAR NIGHT A N D P O S TG A M E F I R E WO R K S

EXPRESS BASEBALL CARD S E T G I V E AWAY A N D P O S TG A M E F I R E WO R K S

ROUND ROCK C H U PAC A B R A S

Express fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and sodas every Monday home game this season, presented by Mrs Baird's.

Children can enjoy free inflatables and train rides outside the ballpark before every Sunday home game and the run bases postgame, presented by H-E-B.

JULY 1 $ 1 H OT D O G S & S O DA S $1 hot dogs and sodas make for a classic ballpark combination and Express fans can chow down every Monday home game this season, presented by Mrs Baird's.

JULY 2 $ 2 TACO T U E S DAY Express fans can enjoy $2 Taco Tuesdays at every Tuesday home game this season, presented by Lennar.

JULY 3 I N D E P E N D E N C E DAY C E L E B R AT I O N W I T H P O S TG A M E F I R E WO R K S The biggest fireworks show of the season presented by eBay.


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Every used electronic has one big play left in it. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a proud sponsor and technology partner of the Round Rock Express, we’re once again excited to team up with Goodwill Central Texas to offer responsible technology recycling on game days. Every donation not only keeps electronics out of landfills, it helps support local jobs and training programs. Find the bin in the stadium’s west parking lot to donate.

Dell, Goodwill® Industries and Round Rock Express do not accept liability for lost or confidential data or software. You are responsible for backing up any valuable information and erasing sensitive data from the hard drive before dropping it off. If you want to completely erase the hard drive, you can find a number of free services available online.


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Give Back An important element of the Dell-Round Rock Express partnership is identifying ways we can impact the local community together in positive ways. Here are a few examples of our commitment to service in action this past year.

The Nolan Ryan Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Round Rock Express. The Foundation provides resources for youth, education and community development. Recent Central Texas impacts include a substantial contribution to the Play for All Abilities Park in Round Rock, a scholarship endowment fund and a community grant program.

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EX P RESS I N THE COMMU N I TY

THE SALVATION ARMY DRIVE All Season

Out with the old, in with the new! Bring clothes with our old Express logo (or any other clothing) to donate to The Salvation Army and receive a 10% discount in the Railyard Team Store and tickets to a future game.

CO M I N G U P TOY DRIVE FOR THE SALVATION ARMY Sunday, June 30

Wish list: new toys for boys and girls from infants to 18 years old ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS NIGHT Tuesday, June 18

Presented by AARP and benefitting Alzheimer's Association, Capital of Texas Chapter. M E E T T H E PL AYER S

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May 30-June 2

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June 12-14

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June 15-18

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YORDAN ALVAREZ OF #45 HOMETOWN: Las Tunas, CUBA

AKEEM BOSTICK RHP #11 HOMETOWN: Florence, SC

KENT EMANUEL LHP #41 HOMETOWN: Woodstock, GA

ROGELIO ARMENTEROS RHP #29 HOMETOWN: Havana, CUBA

ALEX DE GOTI INF #9 HOMETOWN: Miami, FL

DREW FERGUSON OF #20 HOMETOWN: Knoxville, TN

RONEL BLANCO RHP #58 HOMETOWN: Santiago, DR

DEAN DEETZ RHP #0 HOMETOWN: Nixa, MO

DEREK FISHER OF #2 HOMETOWN: Lebanon, PA

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RALPH GARZA RHP #57 HOMETOWN: Edinburg, TX

TAYLOR JONES INF #31 HOMETOWN: Kent, WA

CIONEL PÉREZ LHP #51 HOMETOWN: Havana, CUBA

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JACK MAYFIELD INF #8 HOMETOWN: Del Rio, TX

JAMIE RITCHIE C #6 HOMETOWN: South Hadley, MA

RYAN HARTMAN LHP #25 HOMETOWN: Anaheim, CA

BRENDAN McCURRY RHP #13 HOMETOWN: Ada, OK

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KIT SCHEETZ LHP #40

CY SNEED RHP #49

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GARRETT STUBBS C #3 HOMETOWN: San Diego, CA

JOSE URQUIDY RHP #39 HOMETOWN: Mazatlan, MEX

NICK TANIELU INF #21 HOMETOWN: Huntsville, AL

GABRIEL VALDEZ RHP #53 HOMETOWN: Panama City, PAN

MYLES STRAW INF #1 HOMETOWN: Elk Grove, CA

KYLE TUCKER OF #30 HOMETOWN: Tampa, FL

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COACHING STAFF MICKEY STOREY MANAGER Mickey Storey joins the Express from the Class-A Quad Cities River Bandits, where he began his managerial career in 2018. The 32-year-old skipper led the River Bandits to an 81-59 record in 2018, the second-best mark in the Midwest League and the club's highest win total since 2015. Prior to his time in Quad Cities, Storey served as the development coach at Class-A Advanced Buies Creek in 2017. The former right-handed pitcher had a nine-year professional playing career that included one season with the Astros in 2012 in which he posted a 3.86 ERA in 26 appearances with the Major League club. Storey was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he attended nearby Deerfield Beach High School before moving on to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He was drafted twice in his career, first by the Minnesota Twins in the 22nd round of the 2007 MLB Draft and again by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round of the 2008 MLB Draft. During his nine-year professional career, Storey pitched at every level of affiliated baseball, including stints with Sacramento and Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League. He also posted winter ball stints in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Venezuela. He finished his playing career in 2016 following two seasons with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League. In total, the righty amassed a career 3.52 ERA in 385 games.

BEN ROSENTHAL HITTING COACH Ben Rosenthal begins his third season within the Astros organization after serving as the hitting coach for championship clubs in each of his first two seasons with Houston, including 2018 at Buies Creek and 2017 at Quad Cities. The former catcher posted a four-year professional career, including two seasons in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system and two seasons in the independent leagues. The 39-year-old last suited up for the El Paso Diablos in 2006 before transitioning into a coaching role. Rosenthal served as an assistant coach at Universal City High School in San Diego before moving on to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. He moved back to San Diego in 2013 to serve as the head coach for Mira Mesa High School. His last coaching position before joining the Astros was at Point Loma Nazarene University from 2014-2016. Originally born in Phoenix, Rosenthal grew up in Las Vegas, where he attended Green Valley High School. After two years of playing junior college baseball at Riverside City College, he transferred to San Diego State University, where he completed his degree in kinesiology with a supplement in introductory sciences. He later earned a master's degree in physical education from Azusa Pacific.

DREW FRENCH PITCHING COACH Drew French enters his fourth season in the Astros organization but his first at the Triple-A level. He helped to build championship clubs in each of the last two seasons, serving as the pitching coach for the 2018 Carolina League Champion Buies Creek Astros as well as the 2017 Midwest League Champion Quad Cities River Bandits. He began his Astros career as a coach with the Short Season Tri-City Valley Cats in 2016. A native of Austin, French attended Stephen F. Austin High School and Concordia University, graduating in 2006 with a degree in marketing and management. He was named a three-time Academic All-Southwestern Conference selection during his playing career at Concordia. The 35-year-old served as the Director of Baseball Operations for the University of Alabama from 2009-2011 before acting as the pitching coach at Florida International University from 2012-2013 and Lee University from 2014-2015.

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Josh Peterson enters his first season in the Astros organization as the Performance Coach for the Round Rock Express. Peterson recently graduated from the University of North Georgia, where he was a member of the Nighthawks baseball program before serving as a sports performance guidance assistant with the university's athletic strength and conditioning department. Prior to joining the Astros organization, Peterson worked at Authentic Performance Center and was the summer collegiate head coach of the Colorado Rough Riders baseball club in 2017. Peterson received both his masters and bachelor's degrees in kinesiology from the University of North Georgia while also earning an associate's degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College. Peterson played on the baseball team at Northeast Mississippi from 2015-2015 and at North Georgia from 2016-2017. While at UNG, he helped his program reach the Division II National Championship in 2017. Peterson is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

JOHN GREGORICH ATHLETIC TRAINER John Gregorich returns to the Astros for his sixth season but his first as the Athletic Trainer for the Round Rock Express. Prior to joining the E-Train, Gregorich served as the Athletic Trainer for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in 2018, Class-A Advanced Buies Creek Astros in 2017, the Short Season Tri-City Valley Cats from 2015-2016 and for the Rookie-level Greeneville Astros in 2014. He was named the 2014 PBATS Appalachian League Athletic Trainer of the Year. Before joining the Astros, Gregorich was a sports medicine intern for the Cleveland Indians in 2013. He also interned with the Indians' Class-A affiliate, the Lake County Captains, in 2012. Gregorich served as a graduate student assistant for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the 2012 football season. While in Chattanooga, he received a master of science degree in athletic training in 2013. Gregorich previously earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally from Chardon, Ohio, Gregorich and his wife Chrystal and son William currently reside in West Palm Beach, Florida.

DWAYNE PETERSON STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH Dwayne Peterson returns to the Astros for his sixth season as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, but his first in Round Rock. Peterson joined the Astros in 2014 at Rookie-level Greeneville before stints at Class-A Quad Cities in 2015, Class-A Advanced Lancaster in 2016, Double-A Corpus Christi in 2017 and Triple-A Fresno in 2018. During the 2017 offseason, he also served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. Prior to joining the Astros, Peterson completed strength and conditioning internships with Northern Kentucky University and the College of Mount St. Joseph, where he was responsible for the school's baseball strength and conditioning program. During the offseason, he serves as the head baseball strength coach at Mount St. Joseph. Peterson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He received his bachelor of science degree in exercise science in 2013 from Northern Kentucky, where he is now pursuing his master of business administration degree. During the offseason, Peterson is a competitive powerlifter in his home of Erlanger, Kentucky.

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Our name is a nod to our owner and MLB Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who earned the nickname “The Ryan Express” during his record-setting 27-year professional career. The name is a perfect fit as it relates to the railroad and its proximity to the ballpark.

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The team’s s primary E-Train logo has nced to more authentically been enhanced represent the historic trains that came ound Rock along the Chisholm through Round Trail.

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The three bolts in our E-Train logo represent the three pillars outlined in our atement that truly hold us mission statement together: our fans, our partners, and our players.

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naugural We’re throwing it back to our inaugural season with navy blue and adding a deep red with silver accents to kick off our 20th anniversary season celebration.

EXPRESS FONT The custom R featured in our new logo is part of a newly-designed font created by Brandiose for exclusive use by the Round Rock Express.

ROUND ROCK The focal point of our 20th anniversary logo is the historic round rock for which our city is named. We are proud to call Round Rock home and celebrate two decades in this great city.

STEEL The steel design prominently featured in our E-Train logo is representative of railroad tracks that keep our brand true and straight, providing dependable means to move forward. Additionally, steel silos still remain on the ballpark grounds today, where we broke ground in a cornfield in 2000.

TEXAS STAR We’re proud to call the Lone Star State home and honor the State of Texas with the Texas Star at the center of our mark.

PILOT We strive to be on the cutting edge of innovation in professional sports. The train’s pilot pushes forward and symbolizes our core values of embracing and encouraging improvements and change and to be bold, courageous, creative and effective.

DOUBLE-R The double-R logo not only celebrates our proud history in the City of Round Rock, but also resembles a cattle brand in a subtle nod to the Ryan family’s love of ranching.

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CY SNEED’S 5,300-MILE POSTSEASON JOURNEY FROM TEXAS TO ALASKA

Minor League Baseball, specifically the Pacific Coast League, has earned a reputation for grueling travel requirements. Pre-dawn flights, multiple layovers, hour-long bus rides and little sleep seem to be the norm at the lower levels of America’s Pastime. For Round Rock Express RHP Cy Sneed, the taxing travel in Minor League Baseball pales in comparison to his journey home following each season. Sneed and his wife Hannah call the small coastal town of Kenai, Alaska home. Following the 2017 season, the Sneeds loaded up their Chevy Silverado and embarked on the 5,300-mile journey from Corpus Christi, where Sneed spent the majority of the season pitching for the Double-A Hooks, back to Kenai. A year ago, the couple made a similar journey from Fresno, California following Sneed’s season with the Grizzlies. Before to moving to Alaska after graduating college, Sneed traversed the country pursuing his dream to play professional baseball. He was originally born in Elko, Nevada, where his family lived for two years before relocating to the nearby town of Spring Creek. Prior to his freshman year of high school, the Sneeds moved again, this time to Twin Falls, Idaho, so that Cy and his brother Zeb, who was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB Draft, could play for the more prestigious Twin Falls High School baseball program.

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His senior season at Twin Falls brought about a whirlwind of events that changed the course of his professional career. Sneed and his Twin Falls teammates won a State Championship, then Cy was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Idaho. Following his senior season, Sneed was drafted in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers. “We were a really good team. I have a great group of friends that I played with that I still talk to quite a bit. We won the State Championship, then I was drafted, won Gatorade Player of the Year and graduated. Those four things happened in a twoweek span. It was a pretty good two weeks,” Sneed said. Instead of signing with the Rangers out of high school, Sneed instead opted to attend Dallas Baptist University, where he not only became an ace on the Patriots’ baseball team, but also met his future wife, Hannah, a native of Kenai. “I had a lot of offers from schools on the West Coast, but I wanted to go to a Christian school that had a legitimate baseball program and DBU provided both,” Sneed said. “I went out and visited and I just loved it. Coach Dan Heefner and his staff were genuine and great at what they do, so it made the decision pretty easy to sign there.” After a junior season in which he went 8-3 with a 3.55 ERA, Sneed was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the third round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

MANAGER, PR & COMMUNICATIONS His brief time within the Brewers organization featured stops with Milwaukee affiliates in Helena, Montana, Appleton, Wisconsin and Viera, Florida. After a year and a half with the Brewers, Sneed was traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for INF Jonathan Villar in November 2015. Sneed began his Astros career at the Double-A level with the Hooks in 2016 and 2017. Following the 2017 season, Cy and Hannah made their inaugural drive back home with some precious cargo. Hannah’s father had purchased a new pickup truck in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and needed someone to drive it up to Kenai. The duo planned out every single detail of the 5,300mile journey and hit the road. The first leg of the trip featured a “quick” sixhour drive from Corpus Christi to Dallas, where they stayed with Hannah’s extended family. From there, it was another short jog up to Oklahoma City, where Zeb now resides. Day three included a trip from OKC to Denver, then from Denver a 10hour trek to Sneed’s hometown of Twin Falls. A nine-hour drive from Twin Falls to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, home of Sneed’s DBU teammate and 2014 Baltimore Orioles 14th Round draft pick Drew Turbin, made up day four. The trip then turned international as Cy and Hannah crossed into Canada from Coeur d’Alene to Prince George, British Columbia, a 13-hour journey. “The British Columbia side is very pretty, so that’s the side we favor, but there’s stretches where there is literally nothing,” Sneed said. “From Prince George, we had one more stop in Canada, then over to Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory. We stay in a roadhouse called Buckshot Betty’s. It’s


right next to the border and it’s awesome. There’s a little diner and little cabins to stay in. It’s really nice.” The final leg of the trip connects Beaver Creek to Kenai, completing the 11-day journey from Corpus Christi back home. “The speed limit in a lot of that highway through Canada is 90-100 kilometers, which ends up being only 58-60 miles per hour. We’re driving thousands of miles at 58 miles an hour. It makes for a long trip,” Sneed said. “I plan the entire trip in advance. I even know where I’m going to get gas every time. It’s too spread out and our phones are off because it’s international. For a lot of the trip, we probably wouldn’t have service anyway. We definitely have to plan ahead.” Even with a 30-gallon fuel tank in his Silverado, Sneed still stops for gas 14 times on the crosscontinental trek back home. Despite all the stops and the grueling hours, the journey is worth it. Perhaps Sneed's favorite element of the trip is the scenery and wildlife along the way. “There’s some crazy steep mountains, which is cool,” Sneed said. “We’ve seen quite a few animals on the trip. We see a lot of antelope in Wyoming, and white tail deer, mule deer, elk, caribou, stone sheep, dall sheep, grizzly bears, black bears, lynx and a ton of buffalo. There’s a stretch through British Columbia where Buffalo are just everywhere. They line the highway.” It comes as no surprise that Sneed remembers details about the wildlife seen along the way, as he is an avid hunter during the winters in Kenai. Cy’s father, Robert, who was drafted in the 42nd Round of the 1986 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, was passionate about archery and even owned an archery shop during Cy’s childhood prior to a 20year career as a Nevada Highway Patrolman. The family grew up hunting deer, antelope and small game in Nevada and Idaho. However, his move to Alaska opened a whole new world of hunting for Sneed. “When we moved up to Alaska, the game up there is a lot different,” Sneed said. “I’ve hunted brown and black bears, moose and caribou. I’ve been applying for dall sheep and mountain goat tags but haven’t drawn one of those yet. So far, it’s been mostly bears, moose and caribou that I’ve got to hunt up there.” Sneed’s offseason activities don’t stop at hunting. He is also a substitute teacher within the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and a tutor at Alaska Christian College, along with Hannah. Sneed was introduced to the world of substitute teaching through fellow Astros farmhands Ryan Thompson and Alex Winkelman. “I talked to Ryan and Alex off and on about substitute teaching and seriously started looking into it. My mother-in-law works in a school up there, and I realized that it payed halfway decent, so I went through and did all of the paperwork,” Sneed said. “I do it all, from kindergarten to 12th grade, all different subjects. It’s mostly native

Alaska kids, which is a lot of fun.” As one might imagine, living in southern Alaska, where winter temperatures range from 20 degrees to minus-20 degrees Fahrenheit, makes it difficult to complete traditional offseason conditioning to stay in baseball shape. Luckily for Sneed, a close friend, who just so happens to be an Astros fan and season ticket holder, lets the righty use his summertime lodge in Kenai during the winter to stay in shape. “I’d love to say that I go out and make up a bunch of snowballs and throw them against a tree, but that’s not true,” Sneed said. “There’s actually a friend of ours that lives over in East Texas, but he goes up to Alaska in the summertime, and has a lodge that sits empty all winter. We house sit for him and it has a pretty good-sized basement so I’ll take some mattresses and mattress toppers and stack them up and I can do all of my throwing up against that.” Once January rolls around, Sneed begins his journey back to West Palm Beach, Florida for Astros Spring Training, including stops in Twin Falls and Dallas to continue his offseason routine and workouts. “We’ll spend three weeks to a month down in Twin Falls in January doing my long-toss and bullpens. I can throw to a catcher and do all of those things down there,” Sneed said. “The baseball community in Idaho is great. I have former coaches that let me come in and use their facilities and their players, so it’s a good time.” The dawn of a new season always brings about sweet memories for Sneed, who grew up in a family where three different pitchers were selected in the MLB Draft, a feat almost unheard of. Following his father’s guidance, Cy and Zeb anxiously awaited the start of each baseball season growing up. “My dad built a batting cage for me and Zeb that had a mound in it. We would throw and hit all the time. I remember, we planned out when we thought it wasn’t going to snow anymore, we would put the batting cage out. That was a great day for me and my brother,” Sneed said. “Until I got to college, my dad taught me and my brother everything we know about pitching. It’s kind of something that we just always did. We didn’t really mess around with other sports, just baseball and hunting.” Cy and Hannah made the slightly-less-grueling 4,000-mile journey from Fresno, California to Kenai last offseason and have every intention of making the same trek back home from Round Rock following the 2019 season. Until then, Sneed is enjoying his time in Round Rock, just the latest stop in his journey throughout professional baseball. “Round Rock is great. This is a fantastic stadium. The fans are really nice. There’s a lot of fun stuff to do and a lot of great places to eat. It has treated us really well,” Sneed said. “Obviously, this is a great organization to be with. Realizing that first-hand has been pretty cool.”

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Forrest Whitley Comes Full Circle Dell Diamond's Unique Role in the Top Prospect's Journey Round Rock Express RHP Forrest Whitley has come full circle, in a way. One of the best days of the righty’s young career came right here at Dell Diamond, but it wasn’t in an Express uniform. Each June, high schools from across the State of Texas descend upon Dell Diamond with one goal in mind – to win a State Championship. On very rare occasions, the MLB Draft falls within the window of the UIL State Championships. On even more rare occasions, some schools are in action while selections are being made in the Draft. On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Whitley was selected 17th overall by the Houston Astros in the MLB Draft, while he was on the mound pitching for Alamo Heights (San Antonio) High School in the bottom of the third inning of the UIL 5A State Semifinals at Dell Diamond. While Whitley hurled his way to victory, a buzz began to build within the walls of the stadium as the crowd realized they were watching a first-round draft pick in action. For a moment, everyone in the ballpark knew of Whitley’s fate except for the pitcher. It wasn’t until Whitely retired the side to end the third inning that he learned of his lifechanging experience that occurred thousands of miles away at the MLB Draft in Secaucus, New Jersey. “The one thing that I’ll never be able to get out of my memory from that night is when I was walking off the mound into what is our home dugout now and I looked up and saw my family celebrating on the concourse. I knew something had happened,” Whitley said. “I just walked back into the dugout and acted like I didn’t see it, but then I saw one of my buddies peek over the top of the dugout and tell me that I was drafted by the Astros.” Despite receiving the news, Whitley went on to pitch four more innings for the Alamo Heights Mules, earning his 10th win of the

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season to help to guide his team into the State Championship game with a 5-2 win over College Station High School. Following the game, Whitley donned Astros gear for the first time as a member of the club before being whisked away into an impromptu press conference and a phone call with Astros brass. The remainder of the night was a blur for the 18-year-old. “The night went pretty fast. It was a blur after the game. I remember my whole family came down in front of the dugout to hug and congratulate me. After that, I remember we went to Whataburger as a team and my phone was just blowing up. It was text message after text message and notifications on my social media outlets,” Whitley said. “It was actually pretty overwhelming, so I just turned my phone off. It was a night full of different emotions for me.” While the idea of juggling the emotions of starting a State Semifinal game during the MLB Draft might seem overwhelming for a high school senior, Whitely took solace in the fact that many of his good friends would be embarking on a journey into professional baseball with him. “I had a lot of buddies in the Draft and there were a handful that got picked before me that I’m still good friends with. Before the game, I was able to see the first few picks. My good friend Mickey Moniak went first overall, then Ian Anderson was picked third overall. I was just so happy for those guys,” Whitley said. “Before the game, I was with Kyle Moeller, who was pitching for Jesuit in the State Tournament, and we were talking about how that day was going to change our lives. It was a very cool experience.” Less than two weeks after being drafted by Houston, Whitley formally signed with the club, putting a perfect bow on a senior season in which he finished 10-1 with a 0.31 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 68 innings. He then began his professional career with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Astros before joining Houston’s fellow Rookie-ball affiliate in Greeneville. His first full season of pro ball came in 2017, where he began with the Class A Quad Cities River Bandits prior to a midseason promotion to the Class A-Advanced Buies Creek Astros. His meteoric rise also included a late callup to the Double-A Corpus Christ Hooks. Whitely combined to go 5-4 with a 2.83 ERA in his three stops, allowing only 29 runs in 92.1 innings pitched in his first full professional season. After finishing 0-2 with a 3.76 ERA as a member of the Hooks in 2018, Whitley began the 2019 season in a familiar place… Dell Diamond. The consensus top pitching prospect in all of baseball was returning to the very stadium in which his professional career first began when the Astros called his name in the MLB Draft three years prior. Whitley made his Triple-A debut on Tuesday, April 9 after being named Round Rock’s Opening Day starter. The righty picked up right where he left off in the 2016 State Tournament, holding the Nashville Sounds to two runs on four hits in 5.0 innings. While Dell Diamond certainly holds a special place in Whitley’s heart, the now 21-year-old has seen a lot of changes since his fateful outing with the Mules in 2016. “It’s pretty interesting how it worked out. When I took the mound for my Triple-A debut, it felt like a completely different place. I just have a different mindset now and I am a completely different pitcher than I was at during that game,” Whitley said. “But I will always remember what happened here and that will never go away.”


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Princess Night at Dell Diamond: A Tale as Old as Time Hear ye, hear ye! By royal decree, all Central Texas princesses (and princes) are cordially invited to attend Princess Night at Dell Diamond on Monday, June 17. While the Express look to vanquish the Tacoma Rainiers (Seattle Mariners affiliate) during a 7:05 p.m. contest, young monarchs can enjoy visiting with various princesses in attendance, courtesy of Once Upon A Party. For an additional $8 per participant (including two non-participant guardians), children can attend an exclusive meet and greet with the following princesses: Arabian Princess, Arabian Prince, Snow Queen, Snow Princess, Frog Princess, Island Princess, Mermaid Princess and Beauty. This meet and greet ensures fans can spend

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When it comes to diverting waste, we knock it out of the park.

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At Texas Disposal Systems, we are proud to team up with the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond to help make it one of the greenest ballparks in Texas. You’ll notice some things we do here in order to make that happen. Just look at the signs on the Eco Stations for easy tips as to what goes where. We then take the materials and turn them in to things like compost and mulch to be used in your local community. These actions and your help in putting things in the right place, make for a winning combination.

Recycle

Food Scraps, Soiled Paper Products, Utensils (Dell Diamond Uses All Compostable Utensils) Plastic Bottles, Aluminum Cans, Clean Paper Products

Trash Soiled Non-Paper Products

800.375.8375 | TexasDisposal.com


Express fans can enjoy $2 Taco Tuesdays at every Tuesday home game this season, brought to you by Lennar. While supplies last

Located at

Southside Market, Metro Deli, Rojo’s Southwestern Hideaway and Texas Legends Grill

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Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Treatment

Keeping YOU In The Game!

7 Locations in the Greater Austin Area, Including Round Rock & Cedar Park Board Certified Physicians and Surgeons Fellowship Trained Subspecialists

central scheduling

512.246.4488

www.oactdocs.com

Orthopedic Services Including: Sports Medicine & Injury Prevention Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy Hand & Wrist Injuries Spine Surgery & Treatment Joint Replacement Surgery Foot & Ankle Treatment Non-Surgical Injuries X-Ray & MRI Physical Therapy


800.527.7510 // BSNSPORTS.com

Comprehensive eye exams for adults and children LASIK consultations Contact lens evaluations Extensive eyewear collection

Brian “Trip” Fell, O.D.

YOUR SIGHT IS OUR FOCUS www.pioneervisioncare.com

4010 Sandy Brook, Ste. 101 Round Rock, TX 78665 Office: 512.388.7600

Thi Nguyen, O.D.


Proud Partner of The Express Liz Bohls - liz@alliancepayroll.com

“It’s a Great Day for a Paycheck!” ATS // Onboarding // Payroll // ESS // BenAdmin // ACA


GET 2 FREE ROUND ROCK EXPRESS TICKETS TO EVERY SUNDAY HOME GAME! Texas Farm Bureau Members get free tickets to all Sunday home games when they show proof of membership at the Dell Diamond ticket office. To learn more about Texas Farm Bureau member benefits, visit TexasFarmBureau.org/Sports.

Throughout the 2019 season, two free general admission tickets are offered per Sunday home game to participating teams on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability, weather cancellations, and other unforeseen events. Your current Texas Farm Bureau membership card is required to redeem tickets. Offer expires on 8/31/2019. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Š 2019 Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies.


THE ROUND ROCK EXPRESS SALUTE OUR 20-YEAR SEASON MEMBERS.

Thank you for your support! Full Season Members

Jan Achilles

Jeff Klaas

Bob Wilson

ABC Home/Commercial Services

Barbara Alarcon

Ken Kornblum

Avis Wukasch

Alpha Painting & Decorating Co.

Bill Allaway

Grace Krienke

June Young

Austin Telco Federal Credit Union

David Allen

Debby Krueger

Fireworks Members

Austin White Lime

James Baros

Ginger Krueger

Anchor Ventana Glass

BTX Global

Brian Barringhaus

Larry Krupicka

BMC Software

Budweiser/Brown Distributing

Jim Bast

Gordon Leeks

Rich Allen

Casa Mechanical Services

Glynn Bloomquist

Randy Livingston

Roy Beard

Catapult Systems

Cindy Brouillette

Drew Marcks

Craig Courville

Chuy's

Bill & Chick Canet

Mendy Marshall

Melba Fesmire

Dell, Inc.

Bill & Liz Caskey

Frank Martin

Allen Fletcher

Dynamic Systems, Inc.

Martin Cirkiel

Nyle Maxwell

Katherine Galloway

ETS-Lindgren, Inc.

Martin & Josephine Cooper

Amy Mifflin

First State Bank Central Texas

Rox Covert

Ron Moellur

H-E-B

Joseph Crawford

Brian Moore

Hill Country Dairies

Charlie Culpepper

Trey Morales

Hilton Garden Inn

Cindy De La Cruz

David Moskowitz

Huebinger Studios

Chris Doggett

George & Constance Munley

Ideal Signs

Mike Doyle

Jan Opella

Kaufman Communications

Kevin Driskill

Mike Parker

Taylor Auto Credit

Thomas Dunn

Mike Parks

L&O Electric, Inc.

Melba Fesmire

Alex Parma

Locke Lord

Richard Gaines

Will Peckham

Moman Design

Larry & Francis Garner

Brian Pitman

Mrs Baird's

John Gavurnik

Darren Quick

Oakwood Surgery Center

Robert Green

James Ratzman

Pendleton Tax/Financial Services

Anthony & Gwen Grigsby

Jim Reed

Property Management Company

Bill Hall

Peter & Carol Sajovich

SportClips

George Henry

Phil Savage

St. David's RR Medical Center

Big Boy Hester

Steve Sheets

Texas Corrugators

Andy Hines

Ab & Dinah Schuler

Thomas Sebring

The Brigadier Group, LLC

Matt Hobbs

Bob Stephens

Jim Spates

The Rock Group

Cliff Hodgins

Sean Stevens

David Strickland

The Skidmore Family

Levi Holfield

Rocky Suda

Dorothy Sullivan

United Heritage Credit Union

Byron Howard

Wade Todd

Kent Thompson

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Debbie Jeffrey

Chris Toliver

Wayne & Barbara Weathersbee

Wag-a-Bag

Gregg Johnson

Elias Villanueva

Mike Woydziak

YMCA of Greater Williamson Co.

Allen King

Lucas Wilson

Gordon Graham Justin Greenhalgh Michael Hill Darold Hobbs Harrell Hoffman Dorothy Jarnigan Jim Jarvis Milton Jez Karen Kistler Douglas Laws Rick McCown Paul Mechler Chris O'Dell Jerry Oxford Lisa Quintero Randall Ray Madison Scholl

"For the past 20 years, the Round Rock Express has been our extended baseball family. Each season we come together to visit, celebrate and watch baseball. There is something special about the magic that happens at Dell Diamond. There is something to engage and entertain, regardless of your age or stage in life. And from the beginning you knew it was special." - Bill & Chick Canet

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THANK YOU, ROUND ROCK FOR OVER 35 YEARS OF SUPPORT! WINNER OF THE 2015 “BIG BOY” HESTER SMALL BUSINESS AWARD

SERVICES THAT SUPPORT AND EQUIP YOUR YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE, ALLOWING YOU TO FOCUS ON THE GAME INSTEAD OF THE DETAILS.

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES FAN WEAR DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIPS

DICKS.COM/TSHQ


Former Prosecutor

Georgetown Criminal Defense Attorney

Robert M. McCabe

“WHEN YOU ARE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO SPECIALIZES IN CRIMINAL CASES.”

Criminal Law

203 SOUTH AUSTIN AVENUE, GEORGETOWN, TEXAS 78626

Sunday, June 16 Join us at our Father's Day Lounge in the air-conditioned United Heritage Center to celebrate all things Dad! We will have a beer sampling, putting green, games and more for an additional, advanced purchase price of $10 per family of five, after ticket purchase.


We’re Turning 20!

Netspend and Round Rock Express are two Texas-based businesses that are both celebrating 20 year anniversaries. Join the celebration by heading to the next game with the official Prepaid Card of Round Rock Express. Use of card subject to activation and identity verification.*

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OPENING A CARD ACCOUNT: To help the federal government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the USA PATRIOT Act requires us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens a Card Account. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: When you open a Card Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and your government ID number. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying information. Card activation and identity verification required before you can use the Card Account. If your identity is partially verified, full use of the Card Account will be restricted, but you may be able to use the Card for in-store purchase transactions. Restrictions include: no ATM withdrawals, international transactions, account-to-account transfers and additional loads. Use of Card Account also subject to fraud prevention restrictions at any time, with or without notice. Residents of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account. The Netspend Prepaid Mastercard is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated. Netspend, a TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Card may be used everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted.


Want your chance to walk away from an Express game a little richer? The Express, Nolan Ryan Foundation and Cook-Walden Funeral Homes & Cemeteries are joining forces to host a 50/50 raffle every home game. A 50/50 raffle means that half of the net proceeds from 50/50 ticket sales each night will go to one lucky fan while the other half will go back to the Nolan Ryan Foundation! Fans will be able to purchase raffle tickets from the time the gates open until the end of the 6th inning. The winner will be announced in the 7th inning. At the end of the season, the Nolan Ryan Foundation will make a donation to a variety of local nonprofit organizations in Central Texas through their recently-founded community grant program. Every night is a new chance to not only win, but help a great cause in the process. Tickets can be purchased at the 50/50 raffle kiosk on the concourse behind home plate or from one of the roaming vendors throughout the stadium. All raffle ticket purchases must be made with cash or a debit card. Credit cards will not be accepted, per state law.

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You want the best ER care for your kids. So do we. There’s nothing we won’t do for our kids. That means giving them our best when they need it most. With an emergency care network that treats every emergency with the highest level of care possible. Because that’s what they deserve.

Emergency Care The Best Is Here. stdavids.com/kids


STAY INDULGENT

Clean, contemporary, Smart Design in our lobby, public areas and guest rooms

Spacious, open lobby with comfortable seating that can be used for eating or getting a little work done

In-room microwave, refrigerator, Keurig Coffee Maker, and laptop size safe

Free high-speed internet

Free hot Express Start breakfast bar featuring both hearty and healthy favorites like our smart one-touch pancake machine, Smart Roast coffee, cinnamon rolls, bacon and eggs

Fitness center for keeping the routine on the road

Relaxing outdoor pool

IHG Rewards Club

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FREE TESTING

of alternators, batteries, & starters.

CHECK ENGINE

CHECK ENGINE

FREE check engine light testing.

WIPER BLADES

FREE wiper blade installation. Applies to most vehicles.

FREE RECYCLING

of oil, oil filters, gear oil, transmission fluid, & batteries.

WE LOAN TOOLS

Borrow the specialty tool you need to get the job done.

Just Around The Corner... All Across The Nation. With over 5,200 O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in 47 states, we’re never far from home.

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