Five to Zero…Look’n for a Hero

8-2-11

PHILLIES VS ROCKIES GAME TWO

 Notice the temperature? July was a record breaking month in Colorado as far as the heat goes but today was overcast and drizzling at times. The cooler weather was a nice change.

Here are your Starting Lineups

Even with the drizzle the cages were up and BP was roll’n. I kind of felt like a ball magnet today as I had a lot of play during BP. I was hoping that would work to my advantage during the game as I had a front row pavilion seat today.

(I’m Still buck’n for that first Game Homer)…Thanks Mister Ticket Mister :).

I’ll spare you the suspense…It didn’t happen.

The first two BP balls I snagged were toss-ups from Phillies players that were bobbled by Phillies fans. I made sure those two balls found homes with Rockies fans. My next snag was a ground rule double that hit fast and bounced off of my glove.  A few quick steps later and I scooped up my own bobble.

I didn’t want BP to end without actually catching one. There was a break in the clouds and the baseball gods shined briefly enough for me to catch one on the fly from an unknown Phillies player shortly before the players left the field. Props to Mike the Rox Addict for snagging a ground rule double ball that tipped off my glove while surrounded by Phillies fans eager for that ball.

I believe Amy snagged four balls and Jersey Geoff , Dan and Ken had a few nice snags too.

    Here are your Rockies warming up.

Chris Iannetta flashing me the Ranter sign.

The only Rockies player that I saw walk up to the wall and sign was Mark Ellis.

Props to you Mark, shame on the rest of you.

Guess “The Duece”  has been teaching classes on how to avoid signing autographs.

Other than catching baseballs my second favorite thing to do at the ballpark is take action pictures. However there was a severe lack of action from the Rockies so here are a few Phillies pictures. 

I feel ya EY.

I don’t get the Rockies. If I didn’t have so much fun hang’n with my friends at Coors Field I doubt I attend many more games this season.

The Coors Field late innings two out magic is all but dead. This game was uneventful, unexciting, unfulfilling and unfun.

WTF happened?

Keep ignoring your fans Rockies and nothing good will come of it.

I also want to wish Ubaldo Jiminez the best of luck with the Indians. Nasty Fasty was a class act and was the nicest most approachable Rockies player I have ever met. I’m not happy with the decision to Trade Ubaldo or the manner in which it was executed, but we all knew the Rockies were do to make a pitching blunder of some sort.

At least he can’t come back and haunt us in the American League? unless…Nah

I’m the Ranter…I’m thinking I picked the right season to back off the baseball games a bit and work hard on my Mobile Blogging Unit…AKA

VANNY CASTILLA

I need to get him ready for Broncos Tailgating and Spring Training 2012. ranter hat.jpg 

2 Comments

Hello, D.
I keep thinking each week that this year is a nightmare and we’re all gonna wake up. Instead it gets worse. I am sentimentally saddened by the Ubaldo trade; I still can’t believe our Ace is gone. I understand why O’Dowd made the trade, though, and I have been trying to focus on the top prospects we got and looking forward to our rotation in the next couple years, but it’s hard to be patient.
I can’t believe how sucky this year is. Who woulda thought that we’d be this bad and sellers at the deadline and trade our Ace?
Baseball is a cruel game sometimes. Play for a higher draft pick, I guess, ’cause you’re right: the Rockies have no ability to win late games or put together a 4 game winning streak. I love this team, and my love is never conditional, but this year has been so unfun and disappointing. Wait til next year, I guess.

Hey D -

It was great to see you at Coors Field last night. Too bad the Rockies didn’t show up for the game. I still had fun though because BP was good and I hung with my family in the CF Pavillion. I brought 3 from Hawaii, one from Florida, and a neighbor from Colorado to their first MLB game. Too bad the Rockies didn’t show…wait I already said that. This season is like a broken record. Still a fan, but now I am thinking about Broncos football!

Peace out farm trout!

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