Good times, feeling fine, killing time, waiting in line

2/8/09

I love going to Coors Field. I think the staff there is the best in the business. We arrived at Coors Field about 8:40 am to get in line to purchase Rockies tickets. After we arrived we found out that getting there early didn’t really matter because the lottery was in effect.

Wristband table.jpg Feeling lucky I reached into a box full of numbered wristbands and pulled out my number for line placment. I pulled line one # 37.

At the time a was a little bummed because I pulled #37 and there were maybe 15 people there waiting with me. No worries though it all worked out good. While we were standing in line a Rockies representative who I later found out is named “Steve”, walked up to me and asked if my daughter would be willing to help him with the lottery. 

Mylee said sure, she was thrilled to do it. Here’s how it worked, there were five lines of people. There were five baseballs in the bucket labeled from 1-5. Mylee’s job was to draw the order in which each row was able to get in line for tickets…simple.

 The way the Rockies set up it seemed like a system that was designed for a large group of ticket buyers. By the time Mylee started to pick baseballs out of the bucket there were maybe 70 people total in all five rows.

It was cool though, the Rockies were prepared in case of a large turnout and everything went smoothly.

At the end of the second video I you can hear me mention to Mylee to ask for a baseball (hey we’re baseball snaggers..that’s what we do), I was really just kidding and didn’t expect anything but Steve said that he’d hook her up.

Mylee picked line 1 (my line), second. She loved that she was picked to do this over Hunter because Hunter has more baseball stories than her, and this is a good one. 

I walked up to Steve and thanked him, then slipped him a Ranter card and told him I’d have blog entry up by Monday.

So in one big long line they marched the whole group of us from the Rockpile Gates over to the main ticket window. As we walked around the building we could see Dinger over by the ticket window waiting for us.

Main Ticket Window 2-7-09.JPGRockies,….that was a nice touch. Let me explain something about my last blog entry about Dinger. I don’t want the dude who’s inside Dinger to lose his job. (I’m sure he has little Dingett’s somewhere), I just wanted to see (or not see), inside of a tougher looking mascot for the Rockies.

DSCN5842.JPGI bet if you asked Dinger’s inyards…He’d agree.

Dude inside of Dinger, your cool brotha, thanks for giving my kids lots of attention. They love that…D.

Dinger grabed the control stick of this nice ladies wheelchair and was messing with her. She loved it.

DSCN5846.JPG Below is a video of Dinger messing around with a few other people.

  

 While we were killing time waiting to get our tickets, Steve from the lottery walked up to Mylee and presented her with a Rockies backpack. She opened it up and inside was a 2007 League Championship collectible trophy, a MLB baseball, a Rockies hat and a Rockies rally towel.

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 I couldn’t believe it. Steve, thank you again. You didn’t have to do all that. In fact you didn’t have to do anything.

We’re always at the games early for batting practice so we can snag baseballs.

Mylee would have been thrilled if you had just tossed her one of the baseballs in the bucket.

That gift was “above and beyond” and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since :)

 Seeing that “random act of kindness” from a Rockies employee made me smile and think about how proud I am to spend my time supporting “my team” the Rockies,..on multiple levels.

DSCN5849.JPGSteve can you hook it up so I won’t get in trouble parking the MBU at Hi Corbett field during the daytime March 24-Feb 3rd?

 It’s worth a shot. I think I’m ok parking there (we’ll be there bright and early), but you never know.

Once they opened the ticket windows the line moved at a pretty good pace. People were purchasing large numbers of tickets, but every ticket window was open so that helped with the flow. 

I wasn’t there to clean house on tickets. Remember I have a trip to Tucson coming up so that requires a wee bit of cash in itself. I picked up a few extra Rockpile tickets for opening day and the fireworks game pm July 3rd. Then I redeemed a few free game coupons that I had received last season for the kids and I.

End of my story. Sorry if you thought you might hear mention of Tulo or Helton. This story does however have a happy ending. That would be my daughter Mylee’s smile. 

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Only two weeks left the Mobile Blog Unit is officially mobile.

(This rather interesting camper is not the Mobile Blog Unit—–>) 

On Dan’s recomendation I have taken my Jersey to Denver Atheletic to have “REAL” lettering stitched on professionally.

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13 Comments

So…did you get tickets? You left us hanging D!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I love a good story!
-Ellie
http://mrmetbro.blogspot.com

Oops, I was saving my work and didn’t realize I had it set to publish..Now, guess I’ll leave it as a teaser…D

D
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I can’t stand the suspense.

I thought you said it was a mid 40′s guy that was FIT. Steve’s coat is covering up his pot belly:)

oh, D, don’t leave us hanging! you haven’t known me long enough to know that my mind comes up with crazy thoughts when I’m left to ponder things. Right now, my main guesses are A: Helton randomly showed up, and said “Congratulations! You’re our lucky fan of the day!” and then gave you season tickets, and, upon your request, an autograph. or B: Tulo randomly showed up, and asked you if you knew anyone named Alex who is a huge Rockies fan and would love to date him, and you mentioned me!

see, I told you! my mind doesn’t do well with guessing.
~Alex
http://bloggingwithanaltitude.mlblogs.com/

NO ALEX, DON’T YOU DARE STEAL MY MAN!
I’m hoping Todd Helton has something to do with it. I know how badly you wanted his auto.
Kylie — http://kylie.mlblogs.com

R-LUV-You crack me up.
DAN-The dude I was talking about was the dude at Denver Athletic.
ALEX-lol, let me break it to you easy….none of those happened.
KYLIE-Todd’s first name starts with a T. Tucson has a T in it. Mobile Blog Unit has a T in it. I’m going for Ten days..Don’t you see, it’s Des”T”iny…D :)

D – I’m glad you finished the story & the videos are great! Steve was great to you daughter. Thanks for pointing out that there are still a lot of great people involved in baseball!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Hey D,
Sweet ending to the story. I love that the guys doing this stuff are so awesome to the kids. Makes me just that bigger of a fan.
(Spring Training is so close I can almost hear the engine of the MBU starting)

wow, that must of been fun
Johnny

Nice work-always thinkin’ bout snaggin’-I like that.
Brewers single game tickets go on sale Feb. 28th here in Milwaukee. I have a 1977 Dodge motorhome I will be parking out in the lot a few nights before (ala the MBU). They call it the “Arctice Tailgate.” Pretty sweet, actually. Beer, Brewers and grillin’ out. I’ll have a big blog about that when it comes.
Again-nice work on the tickets, D.

http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com/

HAPPY-The Arctic Tailgaite..I like that. Man we are alike…D

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