November 2008

Here is a shot of what they got


Here is shot of all the baseballs Hunter has snagged and managed to get autographed this past Rockies season.All of his autographs are on batting practice balls that he personally snagged one way or another.

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Hunter has 1 autographed helmet,  21 player autographed balls, one ball that says fastball on it and one ball autographed and personalized to him by Zack Hample, The Baseball Collector.

It’s the top baseball in the picture.


           Here’s a little bit closer shotHunters collection close up 2008.JPG 

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 Here we have Mylee, she didn’t go to near as many games as Hunter (her choice), but she did pretty good.

All of Mylee’s autographs were on baseballs that she snagged except two.

The two unautographed baseballs she is holding in the picture are from a batting practice in which she snagged them both.

 She didn’t want to get those signed.

Mylee has 7 player autographed balls (one ball signed twice), a Zack Hample ball and one ticket stub. I believe she has a duplicate there of Jorge De La Rosa. 



                                       Below is a closeup of her collecton

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                            Here’s Zack Hample autographing  the kid’s baseballs.

Thumbnail image for Zack signing ball.JPGHere is link to that day:  

Zack at Coors Field

My kid’s collections mirror mine, so I will will list all the players names when I post my collection on Saturday…D
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All in vain for McCain with a rock like Barack

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I woke up this morning to a note folded in half sitting on my sink. On the outside part of the paper it said “guess who theCard.jpg new President of the United States is?”

Can you guess who my wife voted for before I tell you the rest?

She drew stars on the envelope.

I opened it up and you all know what it said. It was neat though, it was like the Academy Awards right in my bathroom.

I can’t bitch, whine or complain. I didn’t vote.

I don’t exactly know how I feel today. Nervous,..oh hell yea. Hopeful,…you betcha. Scared,..not yet…..

to tell the truth.jpgTo tell you the truth, I’d feel exactly the same no matter who won this election. It’s never been about color or gender to me. I couldn’t give a sheet about that.

Security was/is a big issue for me. McCain is pro-military, but he’s seriously weak on border security issues. Obama is too, and he doesn’t mention it often.

 You know,  I don’t remember hearing much at all on theAmerican-Dollar-Toilet-Paper.jpg border the last few months from either candidate. 


Since the economy went down the crapper, everyone seemed to forget about border security. An open border is an invitation for trouble.

It’s like leaving your back door open when you live in the city. Would you do that?


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That is my biggest concern, for now.

  Putting that aside, there’s nothing we can do now except give this man a chance. 

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  I was thinking, wouldn’t it be cool to play some 3 on 3 basketball with the Prez?

How many Presidents before this guy woke up in the morning and played basketball before having coffee?

Probably about as many presidents that have lived up to every one of their campaign promises = 0



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 Has anyone looked at their 401K lately. Go check it out, but be prepared.Luggin it1.JPG






Ok on a lighter note…this had me rolling today—>

I opted for a salad at lunch today.

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 We’ll all see what happens to us in the future together, for now I’m not going to complain.

I’d probably have to take a number, and you know how I hate standing in lines…D

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Rock the Vote..Don’t Rock the Vote..Maybe


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I didn’t vote.

I couldn’t do it. I wanted to. I know it’s the right thing to do. My wife tried to persuade me multiple times, but for some reason I couldn’t bring myself to do it.


I just don’t believe. I want to,  but I couldn’t find anything in either of these two fellas that would make me say difinitively “he is the one”.

  McCain is certainly the more qualified of the two, but I can’t relate to him on any level. He’s too old to be President, but too young to croak . Finally, the way he talks along with his out of sync body language, the dude creeps me out.

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Sorry Joe the Plumber, it’s back to snaking toilets for chump change buddy. You had your fifteen. See ya !

Obama13.gifThumbnail image for Dont believe the type.jpgObama on the other hand I can relate to. Unfortunatly I can’t hop on his bandwagon. 

As I’ve said before “I don’t believe his hype”. It’s seems artificial.pickle.jpg




So there’s my pickle.



 Reagan-Bush2.jpgThe first time I voted was 1984 and I voted for these two dudes—-> I was in the Military then and at least I got a raise every year.





Oh yea, I’m done with negative political ads.

 I can’t take it anymore. It’s just wrong.

I realize this picture is old but you see my point perfectly.

Damn funny though.

Why would someone in their right mind want to run for president? Seriously why?We all know that Bush is in it for the legacy.  


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I do feel a little
for not voting this time around.

But now I can say that I didn’t have anything to do with electing either one of these clowns as Commander in Chief of the free world.



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To me, voting for one of these guys is like pissing in the wind. You can do it, and immediately you feel warm, but later on down the road it’s going to stink. I’m just saying.



But I do feel for those of you who voted..Sometimes your damned if you do and damned if you dont. Dammit.


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So if you haven’t yet, get out there and cast your vote. If you want to. It’s totally free.


Don’t let not voting leave a sour taste in your mouth——–>


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I’ll go ahead and take a pass this round, I’m clueless…D

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Goodbye AI….sigh


ClarifySimplifyImplement.gifI felt the need to simplify things so I dropped the postseason from my blog title and from here on out my blog will be known as the Rockpile Rant.

Also, I’m not going to stress myself out looking for baseball tidbits to blog about during the post season.

While I’m waiting for spring training, I will be blogging about anything and everything. Some baseball, some basketball, current events and everyday crap.

So I thought it appropriate to start things off with a fart story. Gotta love toilet humor.

No Farting1.JPGCan you believe this?

9/28/08          DUDE FARTS ON POLICE

A West Virginia man who police said passed gas and fanned it toward a patrolman has been charged with battery on a police officer.

Jose A. Cruz, 34, of Clarksburg, was pulled over early Tuesday for driving without headlights, police said. According to the criminal complaint, Cruz smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and failed three field sobriety tests before he was handcuffed and taken to a police station for a breathalyzer test.

As Patrolman T.E. Parsons prepared the machine,funny-farting-joke-toxic-fumes-from-diaper.jpg Cruz scooted his chair toward Parsons, lifted his leg and “passed gas loudly,” the complaint said. Cruz, according to complaint, then fanned the gas toward the officer.

“The gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Patrolman Parsons,” the complaint alleged.  He was also charged with driving under the influence, driving without headlights and two counts of obstruction.

Cruz acknowledged passing gas, but said he didn’t move his chair toward the officer nor aim gas at the patrolman. He said he had an upset stomach at the time, but police denied his request to go to the bathroom when he first arrived at the station.  “I couldn’t hold it no more,” he said.

Drunk cat1.JPGHe also denied being drunk and uncooperative as the police complaint alleged. He added he was upset at being prepared for a breathalyzer test while having an asthma attack.

The police statement said he later resisted being secured for a trip to a hospital that he requested for asthma treatment.



Cruz said the officers thought the gas incident was funny when it happened and laughed about it with him. 

I wonder if he had visited taco bell to get that free World Series taco??






I thought this was a cool snaggin T-Shirt.  





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          Tomorrow is the Election and I am still undecided. I’m not sure I believe all the Obama hype. Plus how many brotha’s do you know that can’t dance.
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I’m not sure I want Peggy Hill running the country






Do you?? Scary. I have never felt this confused. Usually by this point I have a candidate that I’m behind.

This election…Not so much.

I think both candidates should duke it out on Jeopardy. Let Alex Trebek decide.

He’s from Canada, he could be neutral, eh!

 I just heard that the Nuggets traded Allen Iverson (pictured here on a not so good day),
 in a huge deal.

Holy Mcnugget,  in my last blog entry I made mention of how the Nuggets didn’t seem any different to me this season than last. (I often speak too soon) 

Then I find out that they’ve traded AI for three guys, two of which are former Nuggets. I’m a huge Iverson fan.





The Nuggets in trade received 6′ 3″, Chauncey Billups. Former Nugget from 1998-2000. 

Right now he averages 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists per game. Chauncey is 32 years old.

The second former Nugget received in the trade is Antonio Mcdyess.

He played for the nuggets from 1998-2002. Currently he averages 8 points per game with 5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Antonio is 34 years old.
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Lastly we acquired Cheikh Samb.

This tower is 7′ 1″, weighs 245 lbs and has played a total of four pro games.

 I don’t know much about him, yet.

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The Nuggets blindsided me with this move. 

 I totally didn’t see this coming. I figured for sure George Karl would let Iverson play  this season and finish up his contract. Iverson has been a steady 25 PPG player since he arrived in Denver.

Maybe they know/saw something I didn’t.  

This move will totally tweak the dynamics of this team. At this point, who knows what direction. I also heard the Juwan Howard is on waivers.

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I am excited about seeing how this bold move turns out for the Nuggets…D
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Nuggets look like fools in Kobe Bryant School


The Fonz.jpgWARNING: If you don’t like basketball, read no further.








I realize this is a baseball blog format. But I’m bored and I need to blog about something, and this place is my home.

If you read this blog on a regular basis you thuggets.jpgknow that I am a pretty big Denver Nuggets fan.

I had big plans to blog full time about the Nuggets this season.

 It looks like that’s not going to happen. I can’t really disclose why at this time, but lets just say that it’s not a bad thing.

When I can officially say more I will. So I will do random Nugget blog entries here.

I had a chance to be at the home opener of the Denver Nuggets last night. It was against  the LA Lakers and this was their forth game of the season. At this point in the season the Nuggets are 1-2.


 I always
show up early for Rockies batting practice. If you choose, you can show up early for basketball practice too. Here’s some video and a few shots of my other favorite BP.

Basketball Practice 11-1-08.JPGHere is Carmello Anthony (who cut off his corn rows recently) , K-Mart, Linus Kleiza warming up. Each seat in the arena had a T-shirt on it. The shirts were gifts as this game was the Nuggets home opener. They were nice shirts too.

Warming up 11-1-08.JPG                                         The singing of the National Anthem.

Anthem 11-1-08.JPG                              Here is Laker Luke Walton #4, son of Bill Walton.

Luke Walton 11-1-08.JPGNext is a shot of the Cheerleaders during the first time out. Rockies should consider this addition. It would give us something to do instead of watch the pitcher scratches himself five times.
Nuggets Cheerleaders 11-1-08.JPG                                     An Allen Iverson free throw attempt, he misses. 
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                                            Later as AI redeems himself.
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Lakers chatting 11-1-08.JPG                                               All eyes on the basketball
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                                    Seconds after the final buzzer went off.
Game finished 11-1-08.JPG   JR Smith seen here looking up at the final score. He played his butt off and scored 18 points, but it wasn’t enough.
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chump.jpgKobe scores 33 points tonight and the Lakers hold Carmello Anthony to single digits up until the last few minutes of the game.

Damn, that’s just what I wanted to see on my first Nuggets game of the year.

Another edition of Kobe schools Mello.

Mello can ball when he “wants” to, but Kobe makes Mello look like a chump on a regular basis.

Mello produced a disappointing 13 points. Allen Iverson was held to 13 points. Both of these dudes average 25 points a game normally.

 K-Mart had 18 points and can be menacing when healthy.  I like K-Mart but I need more from him. He needs to be a leader not a follower.

This is your time Kenyon, show us why we kept you around all these years. Give Denver something back. 

Vicki_and_Nene.jpgNene,  who scored eight points seemed invisible for as big as this dude is. 

Nene is big enough to crush dudes, but it seems like he prefers to ask them politely to move out of his way.

Nene..PLAY DUDE, PLAY LIKE THIS IS YOUR LAST GAME EVER. I really need him to pump out a twenty-point game. I don’t think he has it in him. Too bad, I like Nene. 


 As I was leaving after the game I had the worst feeling of deja vu.

 The Nuggets have a acquired a few new faces this season, but I didn’t see anything new on the court. It felt like a continuation of last season. 

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The next home games are Friday and Sunday.  I’ll be there Sunday with the kids.

It’s Hunters birthday on Friday  and hopefully we can get him backstage after the game. I’ll let you know how that goes…D
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