Rockies come out ahead and Tulo signs in red

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 Well Friday finally got here and I hurried home from work, grabbed my backpack and headed out.

 I managed to arrive at the gate first in line, but I wasn’t first through the gates.

Damn backpack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 I slid into my favorite spot and went into action.

 

 

 

 

 

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There were a few players out in center field warming up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first ball I almost snagged was when the Rockies were batting. The ball was hit about four rows in front of me and I had the jump on it. Unfortunately I would have had to jump over a young boy to get it. The ball bounced, went left and I let the boy snag it.

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 Right after that I noticed that Tulowitzki had walked over to center field to catch some flys balls.

 

 

 

 

 

 After a bit, he strolled over to the wall and started signing autographs. I went over and tossed him a ball (after waiting in a line of 20 kids), that I had snagged at a previous batting practice.

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He signed it in red marker and tossed it back.

 I’m not picky..Thank you Tulo !

 

 

 

 

 

The Brewers livened up batting practice and were hitting a lot more balls into the stands than the Rockies managed. I had a few more close calls but nothing went my way. Then as I was pulling out my camera, I heard the crack, looked up and noticed I had one coming right for me. Just like my other attempts today, I slightly misjudged the ball and it went over my head. I jumped up over four rows and hit the aisle, went up another three rows and lost it to a larger fella who only had to walk down four steps.

I was stunned.

 I knew I had that ball. Was I slipping? Did I lose my touch? I didn’t even have time to ponder those thoughts for long when another ball was heading right for my area again. This one was two rows in front and a middle aged guy tried to catch it with his hat. 

The ball went through his hat, and landed in my row and I fell on the ball…Gotcha 

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 Got my ball.

Got my autograph.

Now lets watch some Rockies kick some Brewers butt.

 

 

 

 

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A shot of Dan snaggin.

He said he got a couple of balls.

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I like this view.

 

 

 

 

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It also gave me a great shot of my favorite player Todd Helton.

Great game tonight. Nice double in the 8th.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Ubaldo didn’t blow the game early for us.

 He only allowed three runs. 

 

 

 

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Shot of Herges in the 7th .

 

 

 

 

 

We rallied in the 8th scoring five runs and Brian Fuentes did what he does and finished off the ninth. Rockies beat the Brewers tonight 6-4. The Rockies now have won three straight.

What a great game. Three games in a row now snagging a ball and Tulo’s autograph. Bronco’s Fan Fair tomorrow. Life is good right now.

Oh and last but certainly not least

               THE MOST OBNOXIOUS OPPOSING FAN AWARD  goes to this guy:

 

 

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