If anyone wondered what happens to a guy like Adrian Beltre after he retires, here is the answer. The player may be gone but the legend lives on forever.
Adrian Beltre Field is an indoor baseball training complex inside the Texas Rangers MLB Training Facility in west Dallas, made possible because of a generous donation from the future Hall of Famer himself. It opened at the end of 2017, and it’s about as state-of-the-art as it gets.
Batting cages, mounds, running pits, weight rooms, a field with turf, a kitchen, classrooms.
So state-of-the-art in fact that the joke when it opened was, it so nice, you could train a Major League team there.
That’s come true.
Adrian Beltre Field has become the preferred place for Rangers players to work out in the offseason, as told in a story yesterday on mlb.com.
Among the Pinkston High School baseball and softball players getting in their winter workouts are Joey Gallo taking batting practice with new Rangers hitting coach Luis Ortiz, Shin-Soo Choo playing long toss, Willie Cahoun working out with assistant hitting coach Callix Crabbe, with Delino DeShields, Nomar Mazara, and Rougned Odor waiting their turn to hit.
Beltre lent his name to the place. Let’s hope he also left behind some of his magic.