Corpas vs Street in the Arizona heat

4/2/09                        Rockies beat the D-Backs today 7-4 :)

I’m willing to bet somewhere in Tucson is a slightly upset and confused Manny Corpas. Manny lost the closer job to Huston Street today. I’m not sure I saw that move coming, I’m not sure Manny did either.

 I go back and forth with how I feel about Corpas. When I form an opinion of a Rockies player it’s not just on their baseball ability.

I spend a lot of time at Coors Field and as a baseball snagger/photographer I spend a lot of my time just observing people and players. At first I MC signing Hunters baseball1didn’t like Manny Corpas.

  (Manny signing Hunter’s baseball)

 My son and I had a few encounters with Manny at the beginning of a few 2008 Rockies batting practices. Both times Manny had the opportunity to really shine as a baseball player/human being and he took the lesser road.

On a positive note, Corpas seemed to be more aware of his fans as the season went on.

Anyways it’s not like he’s unemployed, he just gets to go to work a little earlier.

H streeet Huston Street AutographHuston Street was one of the players acquired in the Matt Holliday trade being formerly with the Oakland A’s.

Street suffered a hip flexor strain last season and subsequently lost his closing position.

 

Rockies signed Huston to a one-year contract for $4.5 million.

 Corpas makes $875,000. That includes a $125,000 prorated signing bonus and buyout on option). Corpas is in the first year of four-year $9.025 million contract which has an option for 2012 and 2013.

I wish them both luck.

Me n Birdman 11-27-08Check this out, on April 8th my son Hunter and I will be going to the Pepsi Center early to take a tour of the Pepsi Center and FSN Video trailer where they do all of the editing and such for the Denver Nugget home games.

After that we get to meet Carmelo Anthony and Hunter is allowed to ask a few questions.

They suggested Hunter practice the questions beforehand as most kids get nervous and clam up when they actually meet Melo.

Then we’ll get to meet one of the FSN announcers. After all that Hunter and I get to watch the Nuggets warm-up from court-side. How cool is that? This is a prize package sponsored by Power-Aid/King Soopers and it’s pretty sweet. Me n Hunter and Andy and Hazen

The Nuggets play the Thunder, game is at 7pm. Just in case you’re wondering, no we don’t get to sit court-side for the game.

Those tickets are $675.00 a piece.

Expect a picture show of epic proportions after that game.

 It will be good practice for me.

A little Nuggets basketball two days before the Rockies home opener.

Now that’s a lot better than sitting at home,…waiting… Go Rockies…D

Ranter hat

5 Comments

I hope you and Hunter have a great time!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Try and put your Hagg’n skills to the test and try to snag a basketball while your there, during warm-ups. Hey! It can happen! I wish Hunter the best of luck while speaking to the great Melo. Do you know of anyone questions he has prepared already? And most of all, enjoy yourselves!

– Donnie
http://donnieanks.mlblogs.com/

Hey D,
I no longer try and understand some of the moves made with our team. It just gives me a headache. Maybe with Smith and Cargo not making it they felt they had to elevate someone from that trade to make it OK. Not that I think Street isn’t good, just not convinced he’s “The One” right now.
Anyways, have an absolutely fantastic time at the Nuggets game. Can’t wait to hear about it.

Have Hunter politely ask “Melo” for one of his headbands/wristbands. Never hurts to ask!!
Good luck to both of you!
“Happy”

http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com/

DONNIE-Brotha, I wish it worked that way. Hunter is still deciding but I should have video of him asking Melo the questions.
HAPPY-He won’t have to ask for a wristband. I was told Hunter gets an autographed item from Melo. Who knows, I might ask? …lol. Welcome back my friend, can’t wait to hear your spring training stories.
R-LUV-We’re thinking exactly the same on that subject. Will you be my Fan Profile number 2?. I’ll have the questions ready by Sunday…D

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