It was in the bag, what a drag
6/8/10 Astros vs Rockies Game Two
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to LF.
Just me today and this blog is going to be a short one. If the Rockies won’t put the forth the effort in to beat the freggin Astros at home, then I’m gonna slack a bit on this entry.
I was the first in line today at the Rockpile gates but the Usher checking me in today had a scanner that wasn’t cooperating so it took me an extra three or four minutes to get through.(Not his fault)
The Rockies were out on the field but nothing was hit in my direction. Actually, not much of anything was hit or tossed to left field while the Rockies were up. However right field and center field were blasted with BP homers from sluggers Brad Hawpe and Jason Giambi.
Too bad you can’t snag over there until 30 minutes after the stadium opens. The Ushers grabbed every one of those baseballs. I have no idea what happens to them from there.
The Astros took command of the field and did a decent job of scattering baseballs. Robert had the day of his life and snagged eight baseballs.
I had to mention this as I busted on him last entry for having a dry spell for the last couple of weeks.
The first ball I snagged was hit about 1/3 of the way up the pavillion, I moved right from my spot and snagged it surrounded by four dudes.
I gave that ball to a little girl and her family who were sitting a few rows behind where I caught it.
What sucks is there is no meat in that spot and after the adrenaline wears off it started to throb.
Some call it the hazzards of the hobby, some call it a souvenir.
I call it painful, but not debilitating.
My second BP homer was headed about twenty feet to my right and I gloved it perfectly. It was all mine as nobody else seemed to be tracking it.
I gave that ball to another little girl and her family as batting practice ended.
I did see for the first time an Astro named Gustavo Chacin that Zack Hample put the “Hample Jinx” on a few years ago. I believe Zack put the jinx on Chacin because he went out of his way to remove a ball from Zack’s glove as he was performing his glove trick.
Here’s a link to Zack’s blog so you can get the whole story.
Gustavo did have a chance to toss a ball into the crowd. At one point I thought he was actually going to give it away…But he didn’t.
I only took a few pictures of the Rockies warming-up. Clint Barmes was the first one out to sign for the fans.
In comes Rafael Betancourt
Please Rockies don’t look like chumps tonight.
I can’t handle losing two in a row to this team
GO ROCKIES, PLEASE…D
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BLOGGERS WITHOUT BORDERS
We haven’t worked out all the details yet but during the Red Sox/Rockies game in June the writer of Sox Rocker and I will switch places.
”J” will blog about the Rockies and yours truly about the Red Sox.
Who knows, you could see a 6’6″ guy walking around in a Rockpile Ranter jersey? We both plan to attend the Tuesday game on June the 22nd. I’ll do an entry about this soon…D