Rockies save face and rock the place.

8/22/09                               

                                    Giants vs Rockies Game 2IMG_2017.JPG Ever heard of the Long Haul Bombers?..I hadn’t, these dudes play softball and are on a nation wide Stadium tour knocking the covers off softballs.

 The Bombers use aluminum bats and the softballs had no problem reaching the concourse. I think there were six batters and they each were allowed to hit 15 softballs.

                                   I’m telling you if felt like the Home Run Derby(in my mind).  

The damn softballs were crashing all around me yet I remained empty-handed. I watched Robert snag one of the first softballs hit out to left field. His spot of choice was the last row of the pavilion…Good choice.IMG_2181.JPG No worries, I managed to snag a ball today during BP. I should have been sporting several more but two I misjudged and one landed right in my glove and bounced out…totally my bad. 

I watched Tulo crush a ball about ten feet to my right and I was stuck because there was a family of four right blocking my access to it. As the ball neared I realized it was zeroing in for the father of the family standing beside me.

He was totally clueless so I screamed “Heads up dude”, it scared the sh*t out of him and at the last second he raised his glove up to his head and protected his face. He was stunned and stood there for a few minutes repeating out loud “That almost hit me”.

 In all honesty I was waiting for a “thank you” from either him or his wife but it didn’t happen.

    Your welcome anyway dude. Enjoy your life with an undamaged face courtesy of the Ranter.IMG_2183.JPG

    
              Jorge started for the day, here’s Bob Apodaca giving him a little pep talk.
IMG_2187.JPG                                                    The first pitch of the game. 
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IMG_2222.JPG                          Different and works if you’re hitting a Rave after the game. 
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IMG_2245.JPG                                                               Jorge at bat.
IMG_2247.JPG                                          Fowler hitting a fouler.(that’s good huh?)
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IMG_2260.JPG           Floral print mishap of the game. Somebody really should tell him :) 
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IMG_2271.JPG                                                                          Ouch 
IMG_2273.JPG                                               Jorge posing as a first baseman. 
IMG_2285.JPG                                                   Timmy looking much too chill.
IMG_2293.JPG                                                              A perfect evening. 
IMG_2279.JPGIMG_2202.JPG                                            Carlos was 1-3 with two runs scored. 
IMG_2334.JPG                                                  Tulo went 2-3 with one RBI.
IMG_2354.JPG                                                            Packed and pump’n 
 
IMG_2361.JPG                                           Some Giants confusion late in the game.                 IMG_2357.JPG                 This dad disappeared and came back with a purple head. His kid lost it.
IMG_2372.JPG                                                  He ain’t getting by Todd Helton, not tonight. 
IMG_2379.JPGNot my best shot of the evening but here’s Ian Stewart hitting a three run rocket in the sixth tying the game and spuring a seven-run inning. That single play totally shifted the momentum of the game in our favor.

IMG_2385.JPG                                                            Rounding first base.
IMG_2386.JPGIn the sixth inning with two out, Todd Helton blasted a two out homer to right field about twenty feet from where I was sitting. Man that was fun. So much fun I must have misplaced my voice.IMG_2258.JPG     When I woke up this morning it was gone along with my fear of getting swept.  

                                                                           Ha..Ha.  

The Rockies punish the Giants tonight 14-11 in front of 47,178 and I was able to laugh back hard at my friend Todd (the guy I have the season long Giants bet with), because this win was a come from behind win and those just mean more when you’re bragging up your team. 

Easily one of the hottest and best Rockies games I’ve been to all year. Props to my friend for helping out a guy when he really needed some shade today.Green Floppy Hat.JPG

 

6 Comments

Colorful attire at the game! We are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Hi D…

Our thoughts are with you during this time, keep the faith brother. I’ll be in Denver for the Sept. 4-5 games against the D’backs. I hope you are there! Hang in there…..Jim

Hey D,
I’m praying for good news soon.
How bout dem Rockies?! Man is it good to be a Rockies fan! Walk-off Grand Slam by Spilly! Yeah baby! Don’t get no better den dat!

JULIA-Thank you :)
JIM-Dammit Jim, I’m here all season and the day I pick for a road trip your in town…I’m heading out Sept 4th bound for KC to watch the Royals and the Angels for two games. It’s possible I’ll be back for the Sunday game on the 6th.
R-LUV-Thank you. Tuesdays game was pretty exciting too. I’m working on that entry right now…It is a long one so I’ll have to split it. I’ll have part one up before the game today(Wed)…D

D,
Always love seeing those Long Haul Bomber guys on the field before the game. Some of the shots they take can rival anything hit with a baseball.
But it always seems to depend on the guy on the mound. The guy they got to pitch for them while they were at the Trop was putting them in there a bit high and they had to over swing on the ball, which is either a line drive or a pop-up in most cases.
Glad to see thew Rockies have made a game of it now coming down the stretch.
Hey, maybe the Rays and Rockies can make it into the post season………….always a chance.
Heard you are going to be one of those new writers on Fanhuddle.com when it launches in September.
Hope you have massive success from that and keep up the faith…

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Great pictures. The Rockies have really put on some kind of show. They have been amazing since June when they were down 15 in the West.
-Dillon
http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

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