Potential Rangers/Tigers matchup could result in traffic disaster

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by JIM DOUGLAS

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WFAA

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 5 at 11:00 PM

ARLINGTON — It is never pretty to shut down Highway 360 in Arlington, but it could get downright ugly if the Rangers end up with a day game at home on Saturday.

Home game or no home game, all lanes of Highway 360 at Division Street will be shut down at 8 p.m. Friday night.

The Texas Department of Transportation said it has to stay on schedule hanging beams for the railroad crossing, but they could reopen before potential ballpark traffic on Saturday.

The Rangers will find out who they face in the American League Championship Series on Thursday night, after the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees play the deciding game of their series. If the Yankees win, Texas will go on the road for Games 1 and 2 of the ALCS.

But if Detroit wins, the first two games will be played at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this weekend.

It was just one reason fans like Terry Patton are saying "Go Yankees!"  — if only for a night.

"Let's play the Yankees," Patton said. "Plus, it's more fun to beat them."

E-mail jdouglas@wfaa.com

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