6/18/10 Brewers vs Rockies Game One
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, In from LF.
First in line today, first into the pavilion. That was a good thing because as I was heading to my “spot” I managed to snag the first ball of the day after it took a nasty bounce off of a bleacher.
Gary is a regular Rant reader and told me that reading the Rockpile Rant had inspired him to show up early for batting practice. Gary asked me where a good location for BP would be and I suggested over by Robert in the corner against the railing.
The fact that I actually inspired anyone to do anything blows me away so I gave his daughter Alannah the baseball I had snagg’d earlier. She later snagg’d a toss-up from Jorge De La Rosa and before they left the pavilion Alannah let me know how excited she was to have two baseballs because now she could give one to her best friend.
That is what it’s all about. Super nice folks. It was an honor to meet and chat with you. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it…D
I also thought is was cool that Gary knew who Robert was through the Rockpile Rant and went over and introduced himself.
I mentioned to Robert later that maybe he should start a blog so he can make me famous…. I don’t think he got it?
I did have an opportunity to snag a Jeff Francis toss-up. In fact Jeff actually threw it to me but at the last second the dude in front of me stood up and barehanded it. As he caught it the dude’s hand smacked back into my glove and he acted like I was in his space?
Mike, Robert and I headed over to the Rockies dugout so we could see. You know sometimes you just gotta see stuff. So we stood there and watched and we saw stuff.
Wanna see what we saw? Here you see us seeing Jason Hammel the starting pitcher.
Tell me why does it seem like they’re doing the “Walk of Shame”.
You know what I mean….Head down, no eye contact???
What exactly are they doing before they walk onto the field? ……….I dunno, but it does make you wonder though?
Remember, I’m just here to point out the obvious :)
Here’s Miguel Olivo, Mark Strittmatter and Bob Apodaca.
It was just my luck as no home runs were hit into the pavilion. Can you imagine how funny it would have been if a ball actually had been hit anywhere near Robert, Mike and I.
The three of us trying to get out of those three seats in a row at the same time could have been interesting :)
Jonathon Herrera sliding into second.
I call this “Dejected then Ejected”.
Bad call at first base….Umpire says safe… Jim Tracy comes storming out.
Stuff like this is fun to watch, especially when the call goes in your teams favor.
Another first for me at this game. Some idiot sitting behind me about 25 rows decided to make a name for himself and toss a baseball onto Coors Field. It wasn’t a game homer(I knew that because nothing was hit into the pavilion this game).
I guess he did it for sheets and giggles??
Here’s the video (ignore the first few seconds). The crowd totally pointed the dude out and he was escorted away.
I love it when I’m right there when stuff like this happens.
Jim Tracy decides it’s time for a pitching change.
Don’t know about you but I’m thinking Sweep.