Woo Hoo…Rockies Take Two from the Blue

8-28-12

Dodgers vs Rockies Game 2

If it’s Tuesday and the Rockies are in town you know where I’m gonna be at 4:30 pm.

My happy ass will be standing in line at Coors Field, chatt’n with the Rantics and enjoying all the tiny details that make up the baseball experience.

Check this out…Rumor has it that the Dodgers had to stock up on the Booty Balm this morning.

 This was due to chapped cheeks from gett’n their asses severely spanked the night before 10-0.

:)

I had the day off so I headed to Coors from home today instead of from work after finishing a ten-hour day. You could say I was feeling fresh.

So fresh I actually stood on the wall today and tried to snag a few autographs.

Here’s my thing…I suck at getting autographs, but I love collecting and displaying them and that equates to a dilemma. I usually try to get what I need autographed at spring training because down there I feel like I’m not bothering the players as much.

However sometimes you just need to get one particular item signed and today it was Charlie Blackmon’s spring training cap I’ve been hanging onto all season.

Lucky for me I’m friends with Amy the Blake Street Babe.

She assured me she could get Charlie to come over to the wall and sign my/his spring training hat. While Charlie was warming up Amy called out his name, he looked over and Amy pointed to the hat and said, “Chuck Nasty…This is your spring training hat.” Charlie nodded and after he finished warming up he came over to the wall and signed my hat. Simple as that.

Thank you Charlie and Amy…Too Cool!

Not only did I get Charlie to sign, I got JP and Tyler Colvin on cards and Josh Rutledge’s autograph on my ticket. Props go out to Amy and Mike who hooked me up with the baseball cards I got signed.

Not too shabby.

Pre-Game Walk of Shame..Nice try but Brian Fuente’s stare looked meaner.

Just a bunch of youngins.

I had my camera on my lap until Kemp decided to test the outfield wall.

Wall 1…Kemp 0

When will they learn, the wall always wins?

The Dodgers are playing some sloppy ball.

Safe.

Rosario with a nice RBI.

Scoring JP.

Here’s JP doing his best to hit Danny a homer.

Danny up and ready.

Doesn’t get much closer than that.

Charlie looks up at the Umpire.

For the second day in a row the Rockies put a good spank’n down on the Dodgers. Props to Baby Bull for going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and a sweet left field homer.

Final Score 8-4…Yeah!!…Discount shitty tacos.

I’m “D” the Ranter…Can you say SWEEP?

At Any Age…KISS is the Rage

8/8/12

 I’ve never seen KISS live before and that’s a shame because KISS is all about the live show.

I’ve often been asked “D..What’s the first concert you ever attended?”

Each time I answer that embarrassing question I bow my head and force out the word “Loverboy“.

Yes Loverboy…

All I can tell you is I grew in the Great White North and they were extremely popular up there.

I was bound and determined that my kids wouldn’t suffer the same fate as me. I wanted them to be able to answer the question..”What was your first concert?”, with pride and not have to hang their head in bad decision disgust like their pops.

I picked up a 4 pack of tickets for Kiss/Motley Crue a few months back with the idea of taking the wife and kids, however Hunter is spending the summer in Canada so his extra ticket was given to Mike the Rox Addict.

As soon as Mylee found out she was seeing KISS she decided she had to put makeup on.

Here’s Peter Chriss of KISS

Here’s Mylee and Krista.

We arrived early and found ourselves walking past a huge caravan of tour busses. I mentioned to Mylee that these particular busses belonged to KISS. As we were approaching the end of the last KISS tour bus we heard a hard knock on the bus window. We all immediately stopped dead in our tracks.

The bus window slid open and for a second I swore I was staring at Gene Simmons.

The guy inside pointed at Mylee and said “Man that’s cool”. I told him it was her first concert. He said “Hold on” and disappeared for a few seconds. He came back, stuck his hand out the window and handed me four guitar pics and told us to “Enjoy the show”. I had no idea who the guy was until later on.

I found out it was Nick Simmons, Gene Simmons son.

I looked at my daughter and said, “That’s why you dress up”. I was extremely proud and happy for her at the same time.

The surprise “I didn’t know there was a third band” tonight was a band called “The Treatment”.

Here’s a link to their website.

They rocked it to an unenthusiastic crowd,  but seemed a little better when I found out I have underwear older than a lot of these kids rock’n the stage.

I love Motley Crue.

Tonight was not their finest performance. The band seemed tight but Vince Neil was terrible. He wasn’t synced with the rest of the fellas and his chubby ass was huff’n and puff’n skipp’n lyrics all over the stage.

Random crowd shot.

The highlight of the show was the Tommy Lee’s 360 degree rotating drum set with room for a lucky passenger.

After a brief stage swap it was time for KISS. Here they are being lowered onto the stage to begin the show bust’n out Detroit Rock City.

I looked back at Mylee and she was wide-eyed and having a great time.

Here’s Kiss performing “Love Gun

Mike and I enjoying the show.

The KISS Setlist:

Detroit Rock City

Shout It Out Loud

I Love It Loud

Firehouse

Love Gun

War machine

 Shock Me

Hell or Hallelujah

 God of Thunder

Lick It Up

Black Diamond

Encore:

Rock’N Roll All Nite

In the end I want to thank Nick Simmons for being classy and KISS for putting on a stellar show and show’n my little girl what good old fashioned rock’n roll is all about.

I’m “D” the Ranter…I can’t tell you how fun it was to share my first time KISS experience with my wife and youngest daughter. Mike thanks for hang’n too brotha. Andy from Spring training, good to see you as well.

What a great Birthday present :)…Rock On!…”D”

Being Last is No Blast

8-3-12

Giants vs Rockies Game 1

Ahh, baseball at Coors Field.

There used to be time when I looked forward to a good baseball game. Now I just hope for a killer sunset so I’ll  have some cool pictures to share the next morning.

Rockies batting practice was weird. The players in the outfield were quiet, and seemed unenthusiastic. Their demeanor reflected more of what you would expect had the Rockies lost the previous night.

The Duece was on the field out taking BP and decorated the pavilion with about a half a dozen baseballs.

Speaking of the ole’ 1 + 1…If you enjoy a good laugh at the Duece’s expense…You’ll dig this.

Tuloditzki

Need more…Click here:

Dan and Dick Monfart

I managed to snag a pretty cool ground rule double during BP. The Giants #99 bobbled a catch close to the outfield wall, The ball tipped off his glove, bounced and I quickly scooped it up. I then found a young Rockies fan and shared the wealth cause that’s how Rantics roll.

I looked at the Giants Roster but couldn’t figure out who # 99 is?

The Rockies suck with or without uncharismatic “Duece”. I must admit, it’s kinda nice not hearing that annoying Tulo chant 4 or 5 times a game. Plus now we don’t have to watch the Duece blow another clutch opportunity, at least for the rest of this season.

Pitching…Can’t even go there…Just f’kn abysmal.

Dex is the man!!

Below is one of the many reasons I habitate in Colorado.

Mike the Rox Addict and Scott…Cool hang’n with ya tonight.

Rockies lose to the Giants 16-4. That’s six of the last seven games lost.

I’m “D” the Ranter

I love me some baseball, but lately three words keep ringing in my head.

Peyton F’kn Manning :)…Go Broncos!

Phillies Pay on Daddy/Daughter Day

July 13, 2012

Phillies vs Rockies Game 1

Game On…Hope you had a nice break.

I’ve have a lot of friends who are Phillies fans. There’s Phillie Jim, my buddy Rick, and an old buddy Kevin who back in the day made the ultimate sacrifice and said FU to a job that wouldn’t let him attend a Phillies/Rockies game in 2007. All these dudes are hardcore Phillies fans and with the Rant being a fan blog I respect that.

With that said, unfortunately once a year our Coors Field turns partially red and is bustling with over-anxious Phillie fans full of east coast pride, who are trying to make up for the 80 other home games they’ll miss.

 No Worries..It was Daddy/Daughter day for me.

Mylee’s great because she has her mom’s fantastic sense of humor and her dad’s ability to point out people who need pointing out. Batting practice was a bust today. The Rockies were out on the field but decided a half hour was too much time to hang with the fans so they bailed early.

(Year of the Fan, the rally towel they gave away today said so).

I found out from Hawaii Bob that the Phillies had taken BP around 3pm and were finishing up inside. I can’t tell you how much that pleased the mass of Phillies fans who took the time to show up early to see their team warm-up. I was a little bummed as well because Ryan Howard was back in the lineup and I had my sights on a Howard BP homer.

BP was so boring I was wishing I had brought my full size Tulo banner so we could have played a round of  “Pin the Injury” on the Duece. Yep Rockies poster boy Tulo is taking a well deserved bumpy ride on the old Karma Wagon of life.

I hope Tulo figures out that when you “RESPECT” your fans and their time, the shocks on the Karma Wagon kick in and the ride suddenly smooths out.

But what do i know :)

The highlight of BP was seeing Amy the Blake Street Babe straight-up catch her second BP homer of the season. She did it sandwiched between two seasoned ballhawks who were waiting for her to blow it so they could swarm in and snap up her leftovers…Nice Job Amy!

One of Many… Ranter’s “Year of the Fan” Ideas

Players/fans playing catch…Randomly pick a few fans to go out onto the field during BP and play catch. The players have to warm up and does it really make a difference who tosses him the ball? Any baseball fan would remember walking on Coors Field and throwing a catch with a MLB player his/her entire life.

Check this out Rockies Promotional Folks…Throwing a catch costs you nothing…As I said the players are warming-up anyway and you pay them right? Make this an every home-game thing and get folks excited about showing up early for BP.

FYI Rockies..I’m available for consulting and I’m full of GOOD ideas.

Game Pictures

He’s back!

Cargo sport’n Tulo’s #2 wristband? Upside down it sort of looks like a 5.

 

Strike three Cliff Lee.

Friedrich did a great job pitching 6 solid innings. Christian had 7 strikeouts officially punking Cliff Lee…today.

Is Ryan gett’n bigger?

Colvin is a beast.

Straight from Tulsa…Josh Rutledge miliseconds before his first MLB hit.

They called Josh up from the AA Tulsa Drillers because Todd Helton went on the DL list Friday with right hip soreness.(Gett’n old sucks).

Heal up quick TH!

Josh’s first hit.

Josh’s first safe slide into second.

I already like Josh, in an imperfect world, that’s the perfect way to start a MLB career. Josh went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI and a stolen base.

 I’m gonna say it now…Get what you can for the Duece while you can. Tulo will eventually self-destruct as he is his own worst enemy…Mentally and Physically.

In a quick 2:37 minutes the Rockies send the fans home happy with a 6-2 win over the Phillies in front of 33,346.

I’m “D” the Ranter…I got nothing…”D”

Daily Dose of “D” #6

7/9/12

What Pisses Me Off Today

Mother Nature

I realize that Colorado desperately needs rain. But it’s been raining for a week up where I live and I need to finish moving my stuff. What’s left to move are the items that can’t get wet, couch, mattresses, pictures, etc. Mother Nature feel free to let it rain all you want the rest of the summer but give me one dry day this week to finish what I started…Pretty please?  :)

Mustache of the Day

Did you know?

A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919 for $40, when the company went public, would be worth $6.4 million today, if all dividends had been reinvested.

WTF ??

Do You Remember!

For two years during the 1970s, Mattel marketed a doll called “Growing Up Skipper”. Her breasts grew when her arm was turned.

When Cheerios were called Cherrioats?

Some Weird Toys

Cool Story of the Day

T-shirt fundraiser for Colorado wildfire relief takes off.

Today’s Best Editorial

Colorado Rockies need to dump Dealin’ Dan O’Dowd

I’m “D” the Ranter…Have a Great Day!

Daily Dose of “D” #5

7/6/12

What Pisses Me Off Today

I’m always up for a good conversation, except for one place,…the bathroom. I figure if you’re out and don’t know if you’re too drunk to drive, you probably are so you call a friend or a cab.

 I wonder if the designers added something useful to the talking piss puck and programmed it to remind you to flush when you finish.

There’s nothing worse than walking up on a big frothy pool someone left behind.

WTF?

What ever happened to Kris Kross? Click here to find out.

Baseball Fan of the Day

Yep

Epidemic?

Makes me glad I went to Trade School…Eww!

Feel Good Story of the Day

If this doesn’t warm your heart, you better check your pulse.

Urban Dictionary “Word of the Day”

Textrovert

1. One who feels an increased sense of bravery over texting, as opposed to in person.
2. One who will often only say what they really feel over text messages.

I’m “D” the Ranter…Have a Great Day!

Daily Dose of “D” #4

7-5-12

Thing’s That Piss Me Off Today.

“Movie Quote Guy”

We all know at least one. This dude is incapable of carrying on a conversation on his own. He quotes moves because he has no life and this is his lame attempt at being humorous. What he fails to realize is not everyone has seen every movie ever made in the last 30 years.

80′s Flashback…Mr T…Did you know?

He gave up virtually all his gold, one of his identifying marks, after helping with the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He said, “As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property…I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold.

I felt it would be insensitive and disrespectful to the people who lost everything, so I stopped wearing my gold.

Holy Jibba jabba!

Quote of the Day

If opportunity doesn’t knock…Build a door.

Milton Berle.

Feel Good Story of the Day

Marvel creates a Superhero for hearing disabled boy.

Strange Thought of the Day

Why is Mickey Mouse bigger than his dog Pluto? And on that note, why isn’t there a mouse flavored cat food?

Urban Dictionary Word of the Day

“DudeBro”

A male, ages 18-24, generally of the Caucasian descent, who refers to their acquaintances as “Dude” and/or “Bro” in the same sentence. In this case, the male uses both terms in one sentence. The conversation begins with “Dude” and ends with “Bro”, 9 times out of 10.

I’m “D” the Ranter…Have a great day!

Daily Dose of “D” # 3

7/4/12

Happy Birthday America!

You wouldn’t think much could piss a guy off today but I do have one thing that frazzles my fro.

What Pisses Me off Today

You’ll be hard pressed to find a fireworks display in the state of Colorado on our nation’ s birthday. That not only pisses me off but it’s just plain sad.

 I get it…But…

Anybody else think the Car Hop guy looks like the guy who shot congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords?

Creepy.

I’m positive I wouldn’t buy a used car from either of them. Besides, Colorado already has the world’s best Used Car Pimp.

That’s Dealin Doug.

Nuff said…Can’t rip on him too bad he’s a Rockies fan…lol

Crazy Thought of the Day

Why we do we associate the Easter Bunny with eggs? Rabbits don’t lay eggs.

Feel Good Story of the Day

Great-grandmother, 91, catches foul ball in San Jose

Oh Yeah!!

Urban Dictionary Word of the Day

Freedom Fondle

The honor of being screened by the TSA at Airport Security.

Quote of the Day

I never joined the army because “at ease” never seemed that easy to me. It seemed rather uptight, still. I do not relax by putting my arms behind my back and parting my legs slightly, that does not equal ease to me. At ease is not being in the military. I’m eased bro, cause I’m not in the military…The late Mitch Hedberg.

I’m “D” the Ranter.

Have a great 4th of July and just so you don’t long for your dose of yearly pyrotechnics, here’s a little video from the Rockies Fireworks game in 2010..Enjoy…”D”

Daily Dose of “D” #2

7-3-12

Things that Piss me off today.

 People who think a Dunkin donut is better than a Lamar’s donut. I get this from east coasters who live here in Colorado and long for Dunkin Donuts.

I’ve had both and east coasters you’re dead wrong. Lamar’s is a better donut.

Lamar’s donuts are so good I did a blog entry on them a few years back.

Happiness is found…And it’s Round 

more lamars donuts.gif

I know it hurts, but look at the bright side. Lamar’s are readily available here in Colorado.

Something Cool

I love that the only time I have to experience humidity is when I leave Colorado.

Humidity causes rust.

Mold.

and tooth decay.

 None of which I care for.

WTF??

Study Links Cat Litter Box to Increased Suicide Risk

Lazy Thought of the Day

Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid doing altogether.

Not So Feel Good Story of the Day

Japanese Chef Cooks and Serves His own Genitals

WOW!

Urban Dictionary Word of the Day

Liketurbate

That annoying moment when someone likes his/hers own status, pictures etc. on Facebook. We all know at least one person who liketurbates.

I’m “D” The Ranter…Remember it doesn’t matter what other people think of you cause that’s none of your business.

Have a Great Day!

DAILY Dose of “D” #1

7-2-12

Things that piss me off today.

1. People who just can’t fregg’n park…Come on now, doesn’t that say compact?

2. Noticing an empty drive-thru and by the time you get there three people have beat you to it. Happens to me on a regular basis.

Things I like today.

1. Colorado Sunrises and how cool Denver looks every morning as I drive to work from the mountains.

2. The men and women working hard to contain all our Colorado wild fires…You Rock!!

3. The Coors Field ducks.

Feel good story of the Day…Click Here

Very cool Jeff!!

Something to make you think.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.  ~Yogi Berra

Picture of the day.

Urban Dictionary..”Word of the Day”

Gaper

G.A.P.E.R is an acronym for a skier or snowboarder that stands for: Guaranteed Accident Prone on Every Run. They can be spotted at the landing of jumps just out of view for those dropping, cutting people off on runs, running into people, falling off lifts, and generally making a fool of themselves. They are usually dressed in 80′s ski gear or brand new gear that they spent way to much money on and have the trademark gaper gap between the goggles and hat and many times the pants are tucked into the boots.

I’m “D” the Ranter and I figure it’s a good thing that Memory Foam doesn’t remember.
Have a Great Day!

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