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Rockies are Still In There..Like Swimwear

9/19/10


swimwear 1.jpgI really thought “Pitch Your Team” would be huge(it will be). Personally I love every aspect of making videos.

                           Props go out to R-Luv’s team for taking first place.

Below is R-Luv’s son showing you the “Pitch Your Team Video Contest” prizes for first place.

 A Huston Street autographed mini-bat and baseball, Eric Young Jr autographed mini-bat(Dan and Emily donated their second place prize to R-Luv).

PYT prizes1.JPGAnd some misc Rockies inaugural stuff and a pack of 1990 unopened Topps cards that Todd The Giants Fan had given me.

                   Go ahead and open the pack…Just don’t eat the gum :)….Seriously

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 I like the sponsoring the Rockpile Rant’s Pitch Your Team Video contest. I’m not a guy that gives up easy. If you don’t believe me go back and look at my first six months of blog entries…Not even one comment…Yet I kept chugg’n.

           So on that inspirational note..Get ready for…“Pitch Your Team 2″

There are a lot of talanted baseball fans with a lot of creative ideas. For Pitch Your Team 2 I’m going to give you plenty of time to ponder, plan out and create your video.

 I’ll start taking video submissions for “Pitch Your Team 2″ when the World Series is over.

                                                      GO ROCKIES  !!
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The video judging will take place on Opening Day 2011.

Official rules, prizes and judges will be announced at the end of the World Series.

                                              Thanks and Good Luck! 

I couldn’t have been prouder of the Rockies taking the series against the Dodgers in LA, but I can’t help but think how cool it would be right now to have swept the Blue and been one game closer.

Rockies…We need to sweep the D-Backs and then bring it back home to Coors and unleash some of that Rocky Mountain magic on the (not so big) Giants come this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday’s game is the Fireworks game and I’ll be there with my entire crew chill’n on the field.

                                                         I can’t wait.

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Rockies…I Want a September to Remember

Rockies eyes.jpg9/12/10                D-Backs vs Rockies Game Three

Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 3:06.
Att: 41,504
 
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 I absolutely love September baseball. If you’re a Rockies fan you have good reason to. I swear next season I’m going to skip a few games in July and August just so I can purchase tickets for all of the September games. September is when the Rockies come alive.

The Rockies train of thought must be to rest up as much as they can in the hot summer months. I figure they do this by hiding 5-8 games back staying low profile sneaking up just under the radar. All the while secretly healing up and saving their big energy for the September run.

                 That may not be exactly true but it makes for a hell of a good story.

I’ve always been a BelieveR but I did catch myself with a mild case of disbelief twice this season. Both times were after abysmal road trips. I questioned the heart of the Rockies. I was upset at some of the lackluster games that I had witnessed. I wanted to see more out of Aaron Cook and Jeff Francis. I thought this might be the year Franklin Morales gets control of his fastball. I was discouraged that Yorvit Torealba let money be the guiding factor in where played. (In the end Yorvit signed with the Padres for much less money than the Rockies offered him). I was also bummed that Brad Hawpe was traded.

But instead of dwelling on that stuff, I’ve spent this season watching Carlos Gonzalez mature and become a monster hitter and top notch fielder and since Miguel Olivo took over catching duties I’ve forgotten Yorvit even existed.

The face of this team may have changed a bit but its heart is still pumping purple baby.

Jim Tracy is in my opinion a genius. I could straight up listen to the guy talk for hours. Jim Tracy spews baseball wisdom in every sentence and his hungry team gobbles it up. It’s no fluke Tracy was voted the NL Manager of the Year.

         Jim Tracy has a plan and I’m enjoying watching him get all his ducks in a row.


ducks in a row.jpg                                             Don Baylor is a quiet man.



Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Don Baylor 4-24-10.JPG Quiet men who are in charge tend to be quiet because they’ve got an ace up their sleeve. Baylor knows what exactly what he’s doing. He fixed Tulowitzki and now Tulo’s as confident as I’ve ever seen him at the plate and his September batting average shows it.

Enjoy this Rockies fans, it hasn’t always been a given that the Rockies will be right in there till the end. I must say I like that fact that the Rockies demand and get respect now.

I’m proud and honored to be the Number One Fan MLBlogger for the Rockies for the last two seasons .                                              

                                                    GO ROCKIES !!!

Today there was no batting practice, that kind of sucked. Other than a few D-backs out warming up the field was empty.
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Dinger and Emily 9-12-10.jpgR-Luv was at the game today with her family and they were next to us while we were on the field getting autographs. I had planned to give her the prize for winning the “Pitch Your Team” Video contest and take advantage of the photo opportunity at Coors Field.

The problem was we spent the night in Broomfield and the prizes were up at the cabin in Nederland….My Bad.

So to not make her wait any longer I will be mailing the prizes along with something cool for her son. R-Luv send me a picture when it arrives please?…Thanks a bunch.

        Gary X was at the game today with his daughter Alannah X. That’s Mike on the right.Gary and Fam and Mike9-7-10.jpg Gary X and Alannah X are Rant Regulars and Gary X has become quite the autograph hound of late. Gary said he needs only four more autographs to have every Rockies player. 

Gary X told me I was his inspiration to start attending games and snagg’n autographs. I thought that was really cool thing to say…Thanks Brotha!

               Gary shares his love of baseball with his daughter and I can relate. Gary X Baseball autograph pro.jpg

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Today was Autograph Sunday at Coors field and we were fortunate to be hang’n out behind home plate.  RPR and Hunter 9-12-10.jpg                                                There were four Rockies signing today.

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unter and I managed to acquire all four of those players autographs.

            Here’s Chris Nelson signing a little Rockies fan’s glove.


Chris Nelson signing a glove 9-12-10.jpg                                                          Here’s Edgmer Escalona.Edgmer Escalona 9-12-10.jpg                                                  Jay Payton signing for HunterJay Payton 9-12-10.jpg                                                  
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Michael McKenry signing a jersey 9-12-10.jpg                                                      G and A talking with Alanna Rizzo.
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Joe Biemel 9-12-10.jpg                                In full force here’s “Banner Jack” I dig this guy!Banner Jack 9-12-10.jpg 
Bottom of the ninth, score tied 2-2; Jason Giambi steps up to the plate. I and every Rockies fan breathing knew what was going to happen next.

           I told Hunter “Giambi’s gonna hit a homerun just you watch.”

Giambi blasts a homerun into the same row that Hunter and I are sitting in. Unfortunately for me the slugger smacked it to the other side of the pavilion. It didn’t matter, that homerun gave the Rockies their 10th win in a row, boosted a somewhat fragile Giambi ego, moved the Rockies to within a game and a half of their Division and proved AGAIN to the baseball world that this club owns f’kn Rocktember. 

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                                                  Look at these folks Rock’n the Ranter hat.


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If the Rockies can make that run for number one, I BELIEVE I can too.

 After all I live in Colorado and we don’t buy into that East Coast baseball hype because we’re BelieveRs…D

 On a fun note..Here’s video of Dan nail’n the Frontier Flyball Frenzy and catching the last one behind his back. I’ve never seen anyone do that before.

PS..Nice chatt,n with you Queen Geri…Which player shall I start taking pictures of for you now that Bradley is a Tampa Bay Rays?

       I’m “D” The Rockpile Ranter…..Rockies fan and man with a planranter hat-thumb-40x29-2107421.jpg

Not yet…But Soon You Can Bet

8/27/10         Dodgers vs Rockies Game One

Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:19.
Att: 41,964.


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It’s been a while since I’ve been to a game or at least if feels that way. I had tickets but had to miss Tuesday and Wednesday’s games due to an injury. I really hate that. 


I discovered something called sciatica. Not fun stuff especially if you enjoy having feeling in your legs. 


Because of this, I’ll have to change my snagg’n game plan, at least until I’m back to 100%.  Instead of being able to run and chase baseballs, I’ll have to use my superior tracking skills to be a little more choosy on the batting practice snags I attempt.


                      Such is life I guess…Gett’n old sucks. 


Today I got lucky and snagged the first one of BP within a minute of entering the pavilion. It was a fairly easy catch, the only hiccup was manuevering between the seats to get to the rail in time.


I gave that ball to a young Rockies fan who was nearby. I can always use karma points :). 


Shortly after my handoff, Rant Regular Ken snagged a Tulowitzki BP homer.


                                                Here’s video of it shot by Dan


                              I believe Ken’s total for the day was two, nice job.


Mike is back from his big East Coast baseball trip.

He mentioned he took a thousand pictures including some of “interesting fans” along the way..


                                     Here’s a few of Mike’s pictures…PNC Park


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                                           Thanks for sharing Mike!


Starting pitcher today is Ubaldo Jiminez aka known as“Nasty Fasty” here on the Rant...


                     Here’s Nasty Fasty doing the Pre-Game Walk of Shame


                   (If you listen closely, you’ll hear me tell Ubaldo he has nothing to be ashamed about)

        
 


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I couldn’t tell if Franklin was staring me down or posing?


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                                                 Rant favorite Eric Young Jr. 


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      Here’s Tulowitzki playing his “I have a ball and you don’t game” with the fans.

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                      Today’s game had a movie theme. I really got a kick out of these.


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                                         Here are a few random game pictures.


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Nice to see Helton can still Belt’em.


               Todd hits his 5th homerun of the season in the second inning with two out.
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                                                        Good Job Ubaldo !


             

Blake’s grand slam in the 8th really killed the whole mood.


                     The Dodgers have owned the Rockies the last couple of years.


 

I was really hoping the Rockies would pull this one off for Ubaldo. I wanted to be able to say I was at the game where Ubaldo achieved his 18th win

                                                 

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                                                       But not this time.Dodgers score 2 8-27-10.jpg                Rockies lose to the Dodgers at Coors field with a final score of 6-2.

 
                 The hunt for Ubaldo’s 18th win continues…Where will it happen?
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I’m “D” The Rockpile Ranter, 
and I wanna see Nasty do it here at Coors.

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Tulo Goes Off Man and Mylee meets Hoffman

RANT REGULARS: First let me apologize for taking so long to get this entry posted. I’ve had it half done for a week now but with school starting and a super busy schedule real life takes over and sometimes you just have to get other stuff done.

                                          So without further ado I present…

8/15/10                         Rockies vs Brewers Game Threebrewers vs rockies 8-13-10.jpg

It’s been a while since my two little ones and I attended a game together. Today was an afternoon Sunday game, a bit hot but no chance of rain. We were ready for a day of family fun at Coors Field.

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                       Here’s two more kids, but I don’t have to feed these two.  Robert and Bob 8-15-10.jpg   First thing I noticed was his bike, but the hair thing he’s got going on is interesting too.
flower bike 8-15-10.jpgHere’s Hunter and Mylee going through the tunnel onto the field. Soon I’ll get bored of shooting video of this but until then sorry… :)

 Guess who was at today’s game?..Both R-LUV and LUVMYROX..It was nice to see them.R-Luv and LUVMYROX 8-15-10.jpg

This series is tied. The Rockies opted not to take batting practice on the field today so after a short wait the Brewers started taking hits.Brewers.JPG The kids and I wanted to get autographs today but with BP going on we changed our minds and stayed in the pavilion. I managed to snag two balls today.

Neither of them were caught so the first ball I gave to Mylee. The second ball was hit into the tunnel so after I snagged it I handed it to a little girl who was leaning over the railing.

As batting practice was ending I noticed Trevor Hoffman standing over in the corner of the outfield about to sign for someone so I suggested Mylee take her ball and go over there.

                 It was worth it…Here’s what she brought back. Hoffman’s a nice guy.
Mylees Trevor Hoffman auto 8-15-10.jpg                                       Here are your Rockies pre-game.

             

   Hunter worked his way down to the front and was able to get Jeff Francis’s autograph.

Jeff francis 8-15-10.jpg When Hunter returned I noticed Jeff was still signing so I worked my way down and managed to get an autograph for Mylee too.

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Stewart and Barmes 8-15-10.jpg                For some reason there was a herd of cows mingling in the infield?

Dancing cows 8-15-10-1.jpg                                 Here are the Dancing Cows gett’n their groove on.

 

Anthem 8-15-10.jpg        Here’s video of the dancing cow throwing out the first pitch. I see where I rank now.

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                           Starting pitcher…Nasty Fasty….Ubaldo Jiminez 
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With the game tied in bottom of the ninth and Dexter Fowler on second base Troy Tulowitzki steps up to to the plate.

Tulo swings 8-15-10.jpg It was in the air, the day after a loss, the game on the line, the crowd on their feet. Tulo does it again. 

With perfect Tulowitzki timing he hits a line drive over Rickie Weeks head (good cause Rickie’s had the Rockies number the last two games), scoring Dexter Fowler and winning the game and the series.

            Here’s the video…Tulo’s Walk-Off Single

                   Props to Ubaldo for ten strikeouts in eight innings. Nice Job brotha!
Ubaldo 3 8-15-10.jpg             Here’s the video..Ubaldo Strikes Out Ten

       I love exiting Coors Field after a win. Tough series, perfect win on a perfect evening.

                   I’m “D” The Rockpile Ranter…Next up…Rush at Red Rocks.

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Crazy Fun as Tulo Hits One One

8/13/10                         Brewers vs Rockies Game One

brewers vs rockies 8-13-10.jpgAttending the game with me today was Brad. This was his first Rockies batting practice and his first game this season.

the fellas 8-13-10.jpg                          Going through the tunnel and entering Coors at field level.

                                                             

                                                               Best hair.

best hair 8-13-10.jpg                            Brad and Robert waiting for the Brewers to start hitting.brad and robert 8-13-10.jpg

I was shutout but Brad had a good day. He managed to straight up catch one (gave it away to a kid), then wrestled Robert for his second snag.

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                                          Here are your Rockies warming-up. 

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                            Seth Smith was awarded the Heart Hustle thing.

Seth Smith Award 8-13-10.jpgThis is my second picture this season of Stewart spitting. Ian, stop spitting when I take your picture brotha.

                                                Looks like he’s trying to tag Tulo.


tulo and stewart2 8-13-10.jpgHere are some game shots. I added a few extra Brewers pics as I always do for my friend and fellow blogger The Happy Youngster.

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Hatless Brad Hawpe 8-13-10.jpg                            There was a creepy mustache theme going on today.

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                                       Smile, you get paid to watch baseball.

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This game was starting to seem like another one of those Rockies losses where the Rockies just seem uninterested.

                                 That was until the bottom of the 8th inning .

Tulo steps up to the plate and launches his 11th homerun of the season into left field scoring three. Ryan Braun came damn close to catching that ball at the wall.Tulo at bat 8-13-10.jpg
Huston Street is money in the ninth and the
Rockies take game one of this three game series.

                                                 
Rockies 5….Brewers 4

                                Welcome Back Tulo, we need you bad brotha.

            My next entry is will be tomorrow when I’ll present to you the winner of the….

                          Rockpile Rant’s Pitch Your Team Video Contest…Dranter hat-thumb-40x29-2107421.jpg

Giants can’t Hit…Rockies get the Split

8/4/10                     Giants vs Rockies Game Two

This game was my first day game of the season. Day games are difficult for me to attend because I’m usually working. However today’s day game happened to fall on my day off so Giant Todd and I (not being square)had no excuse but to be there.

I made it in time for batting practice and Giant Todd showed up just before the game started. The Rockies didn’t take outdoor batting practice today so it was just the Giants out in the sunshine taking swings.

I managed to snag one ball at today. It was a homer that I realized was heading for the tunnel so I was the first to duck in there and snagged the ball as it was bouncing around the cement walls.

About the time Robert realized where the ball was heading he looked over and I was already there. He didn’t like that and let me know it. I thought it was funny.

                                 Check out Mustache Giambi and Spilborghs               Mustach Giambi and Spilborghs.jpg

Normally I poke fun of guys in skirts. But guys in skirts sport’n axes I have no beef with.

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Pitchers 8-4-10.jpg                Here’s Ubaldo doing what I call the Pre-Game Walk of Shame”.

                 (It’s not really a Walk of Shame, but they sure make it seem like it.)

Today I was feeling lucky so I took a chance and stayed close to the field where the Rockies warm up. When Cargo was finished his routine he walked over and was kind enough to autograph my baseball on the sweet spot.

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                                              I had to take a closer look.

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                                  I call this picture Hopper watching Hawper

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                     Starting catcher Chris Iannetta sharing some sharpie luv.Ianetta 8-4-10.jpg

                                   Then as quick as he arrived he was gone.

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The game was beginning to start so Giant Todd and I headed over to our seats over in the Rockpile. As we were beginning to sit I looked down at Robert and Dan and it looked as if they were trying to tell us something. 

We finally figured out they were trying to let GT and I know there were two seats in the front row of the pavilion we could use.

              When we got down there Dan took my camera and I donned my glove.

 From this point forward all the pictures in this entry were taken by Dan

 I believe Dan was helping me free up my hands in the hopes of snagg’n a homerun ball so he took the pictures for most of the game.

His eye is a bit different than mine and it was really cool checking out the action pictures he took with my camera.  

GT and RPR 8-4-10.JPG                                       Here’s a shot of us all in our seats. Us in the front row 8-4-10.jpg Had a homerun been hit anywhere close to us I believe Dan may have backed off a bit and maybe let me go for it. I can tell you 100% for sure, even though Robert has snagged 50ish game homerun balls, he and I would have battled for it…That’s Robert.

I’ve mentioned this to Robert before and a few other people. Whether Robert realizes it or not I’m eventually his replacment :)

We both have VW busses, beards and the hair. We’re both super competitive when it comes to ballhawking. We both chug around cameras searching for the perfect action picture.

                                           Shoot, even my middle name is Robert.

                                                     Think about it?  :)

The game today had a totally different feel. Rockies fans have a bit of a swagger on a day we know Ubaldo’s on top of that sand.Ubaldo and Troy 8-4-10.jpg The opportunity to swagger is new to Rockies fans so excuse us as we get used to it and don’t get mad if we bump into you.

 I believe before the start of this game Ubaldo had previously won eleven games this season pitching the day after a Rockies loss so that tidbit of information had me feeling confident.

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Belisle 8-4-10.jpg Rockies win 8-4-10.jpg Post game Show 8-4-10.jpg For Rockies fans this game was sweet justice for the loss the day before. Rockies split this mini two game series with a 6-1 win over the Giants.

After the game Giant Todd wasn’t hanging around for the celebration so Mike and I headed over to the Post Game show to cheer with the rest of the Rockies fans.

Tom of FSN told the crowd he wasn’t allowed to jump up on the ledge anymore so he took off out of his seat and came running around the corner and started Hi-5ing everyone in the crowd.  

When I got home Joy had posted these pictures of Mike and I. These pictures are actual shots of her TV. 

                                                        Thank you Joy !

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Postgame report 8-4-10.jpg RPR TV 2 8-4-10.jpg RPR TV 1 8-4-10.jpgProps to Dan for taking some sweet pictures and giving Giant Todd and I the opportunity to hang out with y’all in the first row.

      No game homerun catch for me this time. The said baseball pursuit continues…

       My next entry is for Goose Gossage Day in Colorado Springs..Look for it soon.

I’ll also announce the winner for the Rockpile Rant’s “Pitch Your Team” Video Contest.

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Ten to Zero…Looking For a Hero

8/3/10              Giants vs Rockies Game One

IMG_5115.JPGGiant Todd and I had been looking forward to this game for a long time. It’s not often he and I get to attend a game together and we were ready to have a good time and enjoy some live baseball. 

 Jersey Geoff got back with me and sent those pictures of his autographed Ubaldo Jiminez All-Star Jersey. This jersey is beyond sweet. 

       Geoff uses washable marker on his jerseys so he can sport ‘em at home games.
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IMG_3436.JPG     Batting practice for me was a bust but Todd managed to snag one. He gave it to a kid. 
De La Rosa and Jiminez 8-3-10.jpg                                               Robert and Queen Geri

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Spilly, Tulo, Cargo 8-3-10.jpg                                      Captain Earthman hitting warp speed.

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Brad Hawpe 8-3-10.jpg              Giant Todd enjoying watching the Giants own the Rockies at Coors Field.

Giant Todd 8-3-10.jpg        I started to feel a little Coors Field magic when Big Todd came up to bat.Helton walking up 8-3-10.jpg

         Bases loaded, this was Helton’s chance for a huge comeback grand slam.bases loaded 8-3-10.jpgStrike three. It seemed the whole game was full of blown opportunities and the Coors Field magic I was feeling turned out to be just gas. Helton Strike three 8-3-10.jpg

I’m not sure what this lady was smiling about but I assure you I wasn’t smiling as I exited Coors Field.smiling 8-3-10.jpg

          On a cool note Douglas D snagg’d a third out toss up from Carlos Gonzalez.

Douglas D 8-3-10.jpgAround the 8th inning a lady named Kim(I think) from Canada walked by, tapped me on the shoulder and asked if she could take a picture of my jersey.

I believe her reason for wanting a picture of my jersey was something to do with a Rockpile group in Canada that she’s a member of…If I’m wrong Kim leave me a comment.

 I mentioned that I too grew up in Canada so Kim decided to join Giant Todd and I for a chat.

                                                        Very nice lady.

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Towards the end I just wanted the Rockies to score one run to avoid the shutout. But they didn’t.

                Giant Todd and his boys owned Coors Field from start to finish.

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GT in the Rockpile 8-3-10.jpg                        Tomorrow’s another day and Ubaldo’s king here at Coors Field.

                                    Rockies…Show me heros not zeros….”D”ranter hat-thumb-40x29-2107421.jpg

Way To Go Cargo!

8/1/10

           Here’s the Wikipedia definition of “Hitting for the cycle”

In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. Collecting the hits in that order is known as a natural cycle.congratulations_4.jpg


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joins Dante Bichette, Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Helton, Neifi Perez and Mike Lansing as the sixth Rockies player to hit for the cycle.

The best part was Cargo did it with style hitting a game winning walkoff home run.

The last player to hit for the cycle at Coors Field was Troy Tulowitzki on August 10, 2009 against the Cubs. Funny, Gorzelanny was the starting pitcher for both games.

                 Here’s a link to my entry from that Cubs series a year ago:

           Pinella throws a fit, talks sh-it and that’s it.  

That entry is the day before Tulo hits for the cycle and it’s the game where Lou Pinella gets tossed.

cargo111 (2).jpg        Click here to watch another piece of Rockies history:—->Cargo’s cycle

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                                                            Matt who?matt_holliday face.jpg

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             Rock-on Cargo, you’re on fire brotha, and your timing couldn’t be better..Dranter hat-thumb-40x29-2107421.jpg

A’hoy Mate….Arrrrr Rockies Not So Great

7/27/10                      Pirates vs Rockies Game One 

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The Rockies need to forget the disasterous road trip that just occured. The rest of the regular season starts today and we’re not out of it by any means. There was a time not so long ago that it didn’t bother me when the Rockies were down a few runs because I knew magic was gonna happen.

The magic may have fizzled a bit but you fix that by starting out with the easy card tricks and working your way back up to cutting someone in half.

                    Baby steps may be small but at least you’re going forward.

I managed to catch one ball during batting practice today. Dan was telling me that they asked him at the last Rockies home game if he wanted to do the Quest trivia challenge. Dan asked if they would let Randy answer the questions instead and they did.

Randy got all the questions right and won a little HD video recorder which he then gave to Emily. Dan brought it to the game today and he managed to get video of my catch and a near catch.

     Check out Dan’s videos..Here’s where I was robbed by D.J. Carrasco  :)                  

            I think the reason he put so much effort into that catch is earlier I did this.

                               Here’s the video I created for this game.

                          Here are a few pictures that didn’t make the video.

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Douglas and his buddy 7-27-10.jpg            There were cowboys and indians everywhere, I have no idea why.

Squa 7-27-10.jpg                Here’s the Rockpile Cowboy. You’ve gotta love those fuzzy chaps.

Rockpile Cowboy.jpg                                                   Lost fan of the game.

Lost fan of the game 7-27-10.jpg  Losing to the Pirates at home isn’t good. Rockies if I haven’t given up you can’t either.


Final Score 7-27-10.jpg                                                Go Rockies

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Not Done…Here’s another one

7/21/10

                          It’s a long road trip..Can you tell I’m missing Coors Field?

                                                  “D” The Rockpile Ranter

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