Even if it’s snowing I’m still going

12/27/08

A few weeks back I received an email from a friend/Rockies regular that I’ve blogged about this season. The email had an attachment.

                                             Here’s what was attached:
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its not better.jpgI couldn’t believe it. How cool is this? The Monforts are finally giving back to the Rockies fans after the terrible World Series debacle. 

Well not quite, it’s free but it’s limited to 5000 people and you have to be a season ticket holder to be able to reserve a ticket.

 I would have mentioned this event earlier but I wasn’t 100% sure I had a ticket for Hunter and I.

Thanks to the above stated “Rockies regular”, (I’ll give out his name if I get permission), I’ll have two tickets for Hunter and I to attend this first annual Rockies/fan extravaganza.

madhouse_4.jpgI read that the Rockies are only allowing 5000 people because this is the first one of these Rockies/fan events and they want to be able to control the flow of people.  

No worries there, the fewer people in attendance the better.  Shorter lines and elbow room are always a plus. 

I went to the Bronco’s Fan Fair this year and it was a two day freggin madhouse. This event should be a little more manageable and enjoyable for all concerned.

The best part of of all of this is if Todd Helton is there, I’ll finally get to meet my favorite ballplayer face to face and get his autograph and hopefully a picture.  

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I feel like Earl, the way I’m crossing things off of my “Things to do before I croak” list.

 I’ll finally be able to get autographs from the Rockies players whose signatures are a little more difficult to acquire.

Names  such as Brad Hawpe, Garrett Atkins, Yorvit Torealba and the above mentioned Todd Helton).

 Now all this gets me to thinking, what am I going to get autographed at this event?

 I know exactly what I want Todd Helton to autograph,… a 2007 World Series baseball. I think I’ll bring a couple of those, there’s still a few guys left on the team from Rocktober 2007.

(Note: there is some fine print that states that select autograph sessions and other events will be ticketed seperately, I’m not sure what that means yet).

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   (This is not the Mobile Blogging Unit—>)

What’s also cool is this is my opportunity to  talk to the players and mention the Rockpile Rant.

I plan to inform them we’ll be bloggin from the Mobile Blogging Unit in Tucson at the start of spring training.

I just want them to remember my face so we get some love down in Tucson.. :)

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So I wonder, do we get a tour?

 I’d love to get to go behind the mechanical scoreboard, snap a picture of the locker rooms, or maybe even tour the humidor. 

You know, the full fan treatment. 

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This is going to be fun, as long as we get some sun…D
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7 Comments

The Milwaukee Brewers version is coming January 24th as well. I have attended these in the past. Lots of fun.

Piece of advice: scout the lineup of activities, plan ahead for what you want to do/accomplish, if you’re planning on autographs-be prepared with items to be signed, cameras, times and where certain players are signing and form a game plan.

Hope that helps…after you attend, give your fans here at the “Rant” a nice big blog about it!
I will be doing the same.

http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com/

HAPSTER-That’s cool the Brewers do the same thing. I also appreciate the tips. I always listen to good advice, whether I use it or not is another story. I can’t wait to read your version of the same thing…Happy New Year bro…D

The Red Sox do these events from time to time and they also limit the number of tickets (I TRIED to get them for the Christmas event they had but no luck!) I hope you and your son have a great time and I can’t wait to see the pictures!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Don, that sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a great time. I have a friend who is obsessed with the Broncos and she’s gone to Fan Fair for the past two or three years and is always disappointed when they change off people who are doing autographs. Hopefully you’ll be able to get some big players names! Hope it stays warm and is everything you expect! I’m sure there will be a blog about it with tons of pictures afterward that I look forward to reading! :-)
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

Hey D,
I’m glad you were able to get tickets to this event! Not only is it great that fans like you get this opportunity but it also gives those of us who don’t get to go a chance to see it through your blog. I can’t wait to hear about it.

EMILY- Thanks, funny you should mention Broncos Fan Fair, here’s a link to the blog entry from when the family and I went in June.
http://baseballsnatcher.mlblogs.com/archives/2008/06/day_1_broncos_fan_fair.html, I hated it, but Krista is a hardcore fan and she supports me with my Rockies adventures.
R-LUV-I can’t wait to tell you about it. By all rights we shouldn’t be going to this (I’m not a season ticket holder), but I have a friend who has been really cool to Hunter and I this this year…D
By the way, Todd Helton’s pink bat sold for $132.50. I think that was a steal…D

Yeah, I got to go to the Padres’ “FriarFest” last January and it was a blast. Thankfully, it wasn’t only season ticket holders, but the cost was $5 per person. Definitely worth it to get autographs, go on the field, and get into the clubhouse. What do they mean when autographs sessions will be ticketed seprately? Well, when we walked into Petco, we had to choose an autograph session of two players. Then we would get a ticket for it. You weren’t allowed to get another autograph session unless you walked out of the stadium and got your ticket re-scanned or something. It was really complicated. But it was amazing to go into the clubhouse, through the dugout, and around the field. I really hope the Padres do it again this year!
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