RANTER’S PHOTO CONTEST 2011

8/15/11

”Why Baseball is Still the Greatest Sport of all Time”

The first entry in the RANTER’S PHOTO CONTEST is from Michael Sacs.

Props to Michael for getting the ball rolling with a great picture.

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The next photo entry is from “Pretty in Purple” attached with this note…

Hey D.
 This photo was taken August 1, 2011 vs the Phillies featuring, you guessed it, a loss.
I’ve titled it “The Promise of Next Spring”.

This is just one of the reasons I think baseball is the greatest sport of all time. No matter how awful and disappointing today is, there’s always tomorrow, or next Spring. It is a game that makes us optimists and dreamers with each new scoreboard or calendar change.
I snapped this pic walking up to the park. It reminded me of that promise. Then after watching the game, I realized I would indeed have to wait for the promise of Spring.

I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks,
Katerina a.k.a. “prettyinpurple”

Thanks Katerina, that’s an amazing shot…WOW

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The third photo entry is the first Blogger to enter. It’s Matthew Jackson and he writes the MLBlog http://bloggingboutbaseball.mlblogs.com/

Here’s what Matt had to say:

Hey, Ranter!

This photo is one I took at Angel Stadium… I just love the sunset and being able to see the whole stadium.
I hope you like it!

Beautuful shot Matt thanks for sharing and Good Luck!

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The next entry is from Jim. Here’s what Jim had to say about his picture.

Here’s my pic for your contest.  It’s from the 2008 World Series parade.  I got there 5 hours early for the parade (7am for a noon parade).  One of the best days of my life. :)
 
Jim

Thanks for sharing your picture Jim.

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The next picture is from Amy in Colorado.

Here’s Amy’s quote for the picture..

Vegas baby! Sky Sox Vs. Las Vegas 51′s…. It’s not a purse, it’s a satchel…. Indiana Jones wears one!”

Nice pic Amy, looks like a good time. I’d ask you what happened but it’s Vegas and you probably wouldn’t tell me. Thanks for entering.

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The next picture entry is from Andrew. Here’s Andrew’s quote for this picture..

“Even Dealin’ Doug knows a great team when he sees one”

Andrew sent another picture that is not entered in the contest but was worth sharing.

Check out Deal’n Doug’s Bling

Wow…Glad he’s on our side….Andrew’s caption for this picture was.

“Would you like some fingers with that gold?”
 
Thanks for the pictures Andrew and Good Luck to you.
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This picture is from Ken..
It’s he, his daughter and Rosie the Red at the Great American Ballpark
 
Ken also sent in a second picture that is not entered but is very cool. This is a picture of the homerun he caught off the bat of Jimmy Rollins at PNC Park. To quote Ken: “Road trips are awesome”.
Thanks for sharing Ken.

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Next is Joy aka LUVMYROX’s entry…This is a photo of Hunter and Mylee at Batting Practice a while back.

 Thanks for your entry Joy and Good Luck.

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This next picture is from Nicolle and it’s a sweet picture. Here’s what Nicolle had to say about her picture.

Hello Rockpile Ranter, I took this photo last year at the home regular series finale. It brings a smile to my face everytime I see it. I’ve titled it “It’s My Duty: The Pink Backpack“. 
Hope you enjoy and I love reading your blog.

Thank you Nicolle and good luck to you!

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The final entry is from Dominic. Here’s what Dominic had to say about his picture.

D,
I’ve attached my photo for the contest. Being a die-hard Rockies fan, I believe there is no better picture that says that baseball is the greatest sport in the world than a Todd Helton home run (which is what my picture is of). Also, I have attached a short video from the pregame before the Fireworks game last Friday. It makes me proud to be a Rockies fan. It’s Kevin Kouzmanoff playing catch with a young fan. I think everyone would enjoy seeing it if you want to put it on the blog. Also, I just wanted to thank you for being so generous with your contests with Rockies fans. I was one of the people that submitted an essay for the Fan Fest tickets and plan on doing so again this winter if you do that contest again. I’m a regular reader of your blog and will continue to read. Thanks for the shot….Dominic
 
 
Here’s Dominic’s video of Kevin playing catch with a fan. Thanks for sharing Dominic.
 
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 Think you can do better? Let’s see what you got.  Gary X being the the autograph genious he is donated a signed Giambi Card for second place and a signed and Cargo card for the third place prize..Thanks G :

Hurry up…Send your photo to THEROCKPILERANTER@YAHOO.COM

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4 Comments

Double rainbow!! Double rainbow, man!

TODD-LOL, I’ve seen the video of that dude freaking out on the double rainbow before..Funny stuff…D

Ahem… *Sachs. This is looking like a close contest though! Can’t wait to see some more entries.

Wow..These are some really cool photos people. This is going to be a tough decision for the yet to be announced judge(Glad it’s not me). A big thanks to those who have sent in pictures. If you haven’t you still have time but you better hurry…D

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