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I’m Back and the Pirates get High-Jacked

6/21/09                       Pirates vs Rockies Game 3

                 Happy Father’s Day to all of you who have done the deed.
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Dad you once told me the older I get the smarter you get. I understand now.

I hope all you dads enjoyed your special day. I did. My father’s day gift was attending the Rockies/Pirates game with my family.

Today was autograph Sunday and the four players assigned signing duties were Carlos Gonzalez, Seth Smith, Yorvit Torrealba and Dexter Fowler.

I opted for Torrealba because of the four he was the one I was still seeking.
IMG_5459.JPG Yorvit was cool and signed Mylee and Hunter’s bats and my baseball on the sweet spot.
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IMG_5452.JPG                                                           My baseball
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Thank you Yorvit!

We could have snagged another autograph but the Pirates were taking batting practice and I loves me some sunny BP.


IMG_5467.JPG Hunter and I hurried back to the Pavilion to salvage what was left of BP.

The only real opportunity I had to snag one was shortly after I reached the pavilion. It sailed two feet over my head, bounced and I was slow on the snatch up by a second.

                                Hunter and Mylee were shutout too.

                 

No worries, today was about some much needed sunshine and a Rockies win.

  We were treated to both and it was a fitting ending to a day well spent hanging with my family and friends.

I have to bring attention to a guy who clearly deserves it. One of the unwritten rules of baseball snagging is that if a player tosses up a ball intended for a specific kid and the kid drops that ball. Whoever picks up that ball in all good conscience should give the ball back to the kid.

This fine fellow snatched up and pocketed a ball that a little girl dropped. I don’t see that too much at Coors as most BP regulars “Get it”.

        Mr. Mustache here clearly does not. So for that thoughtful move he is the winner of The Rant’s newest award:

                  DOOZE BAG OF THE DAY


IMG_5478.JPG                                  Here’s the video of it.

            

                  Congrats buddy, way to make a little girls day J

      I ran into R-Luv/Marianne, her son Joe and husband at batting practice.
IMG_5447.JPG They were enjoying the game from the first row today and were able to go onto the field for the autograph session.

So glad you were able to see a Rockies win and it was very cool to see you all again.

                    Thanks for the gift. Best seats in the house.J
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We left the Stadium to enjoy cheese steaks for lunch and returned just as the game was starting.  Krista and the kids headed off to the Rockpile and I did my loop of the stadium taking pictures along the way.

                                                   

                      Just doing what I do, somebody has to:)
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                                         Credit to this fella, nice hat brotha!
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       Jorge De La Rosa not quite on time here but did his part to ensure a Rockies win.
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IMG_5541.JPG                                                             Brad Hawpe
IMG_5537.JPG     Ryan Spilborghs was on it today. Must be the performance enhancing sunglasses :)
IMG_5550.JPG                                                          Troy Tulowitzki
IMG_5551.JPG                                                           Coming home
IMG_5556.JPG                                                              Ian Stewart
IMG_5559.JPG                                                      Catcher Paul Phillips
IMG_5561.JPG                                                      Another one of Jorge.
IMG_5570.JPG                                        Garrett Atkins covered first base today.
IMG_5571.JPG                                                                Got him!
IMG_5574.JPG                                                         I like this picture.
IMG_5594.JPG                               Almost a full house today. Lots of daddies around.
IMG_5607.JPG                                                  Best haircut of the game.
IMG_5615.JPG                                                      Hottie of the game.
IMG_5618.JPG                                                                    Tulo
IMG_5623.JPG                                                    Phillips not quite there.
IMG_5633.JPG                                                           Dexter Fowler
IMG_5645.JPG                                 Fowler not even close to being tagged out.
IMG_5653.JPG                     Seemed like he hurt his knee on this play. Hope he is ok.
IMG_5654.JPG                                               The Dragonslayer Josh Fogg
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IMG_5660.JPG                Great game, Rockies win 5-4 and are now 16 of 17. That’s flippin amazing.

Thanks for all the kind emails I have received recently. Sorry about the lack of blog entries. It’s not just the internet issue. I have to finish a few things before the end of the month and they are priority.

   Glad I could toss this entry your way. Thanks for remembering this Ranter…DThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Green Floppy Hat.JPG

 

Happy Fathers Day, Call your dad

6/15/08

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 My Fathers day present from Mylee  <————

 

 

Rockies win the series against the White Sox.

 Fuentes loads the bases in the ninth with two out.

 Holliday avoids a collision to make an awesome catch to win this 5-3.

Thats four straight series we’ve won !!

Ubaldo Jimenez will be the starting pitcher for tomorrow’s game. At 1-6 he needs this win. We need this win. Time for a serious win streak going into the All-Star Break.

 I’ve see this team starting to solidify in the last couple of weeks. Even the pitching. 

                                 Ubaldo..it’s all up to you..lead the way, amigo.

DadFD.jpg                                                            My Pops.

                           Thanks for always being there to give me a second chance.

                           To those of you who are Fathers …Enjoy your special Day

                                                        You deserve it !!

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