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Making RockpileRant.com the bomb

2/18/09

I haven’t written anything in a couple of days and it feels like an eternity. 

Rockies spring training15.jpgSpring Fever has officially got me along with a little bit of a bug.
 
fever1.jpgIt’s hard to talk or write about baseball right now, I feel like sheet and mentally I’m in Tucson right now.

Let me tell you the weather is beautiful and I’m working on a good tan.

A friend of mine Betsy has been working on www.rockpilerant.com. Right now It’s just a cover page that links back to this blog, but I’m thrilled that it’s finally up and accessible.

 I would like a permanant page within that website that contains all of the “Rockies Fan Profiles”, maybe a page with videos and a baseball collection page which will get updated weekly as new items are acquired.

                                     Got any ideas, I’d love to hear them?
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Your sh*tting me, they sent the wrong “P”?

1/10/09

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 Rockies spring training tickets officially went on sale this morning at 9:00 am.

I was one of the first 10 people in line and by far the youngest one.

Andy and I got tickets for the first three home games, 25th, 26th, and 28th.

The seats we snagged are incredible, cheap too considering I could set my beer on the top of the Rockies dugout :).

Wrong letter P-1.jpgI wanted to keep you updated on the “Progress of my purple P”.

I finally received my new “P” in the mail yesterday.

I’ve discovered something just as bad as losing your “P” or being overcharged for a “P”.

Receiving the incorrect “P”.

The “P” that was mailed to me after waiting patiently for three weeks was the wrong color.  I received a black “P”. In addition, the black “P” was bigger and had a different shape than normal purple “P”. 

Letter P black.JPGIf anyone is in need of a black “P” let me know. I’ll keep you updated on the “Progress of the purple P”. I wanted the lettering sewn on and the jersey finished for Rockies Fest on January 24th.

Right now I’m just hoping to have it ready by spring training. 

This will be my third stab at trying to get my “P” to finish off my “Rock_ile”. 

Who knew trying to find the right “P” would wind up being such a pain? 

 
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(This is not the Mobile Blogging Unit —>)

So as it stands right now, you’ll be able to find the Mobile Blogging Unit parked outside of Hi Corbett Field on Feb 25th, 26, and 28th before and after the game (It will be parked there other days too, we just haven’t figured what away games we’ll be driving to see).

On the roadtrip back, March 3rd we will be parked in the Maryvale Parking lot before the Brewers/Rockies game at the Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.

relax take it easy1.JPGWe’ve got lawn seats in the outfield for that game. The plan for the last day is just take it easy before hitting the road back to Denver after that ballgame is finished.

 As I may have mentioned before This trip will be the ulitmate baseball lovers vacation. The goal is to spend ten days and not spend over $400.00. Barring any mechanic issues, it should be a piece of cake. We split all of the expenses. 

We plan to grill out every day, watch an incredible amount of live baseball, snag a sheetload of baseballs, hopefully get lot of autographs, visit some other ballparks, talk lots of baseball to all the fans we meet, and best of all document as much of it as we can so you reading this can share in the spring training experience.

                             I wanted to give a shout out to my friends Lisa and Dick.
lisa and Dick anniversary.jpg      It’s their anniversary and Dick went out of his way to do something special for her.

                                                     Whaddya think??  :)

                                                            Peace …D
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Like father, like son, or am I jumping the gun?

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                   11/18/08

Thumbnail image for Congrats12.jpgCongrats and good luck go out to Eric Young Jr of the Colorado Rockies/Phoenix Desert Dogs.

Rockies fans know the name, It’s imbedded in their short history.

Eric Young’s son “Jr” is one of six dudes up for the fifth annual Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award.

EY Jr, has been spending his time learning center field, which is a change up for him as he almost always plays second base.

Eric has a .424 average, three homers (two of which are grand slams), and has been caught only once out of nineteen attempted steals. 

 

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 This award is in the memory of the late Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Dernell Stenson, who was murdered during a carjacking. 

This award has been given out annually since 2004, and is given to the player who best exemplifies unselfishness, hard work and leadership.

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 EY Jr is a shoe-in, even thought he missed a week due to a sore hamstring.

 

Just for the hell of it try this out:

 

WARNING If you do this remember what you will see on the wall is just an illusion.


1. Relax and then really concentrate on the four little dots in the center of this picture. Serious, stare at them for a good 40 seconds.

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2. Then, turn your head and stare at any smooth wall. You will start to see a circle of light developing.

3. Blink your eyes a few times and you will see a figure start to emerge.

Did it work for you??

If it did, let me know what you saw. It freaked me out.

 

 

 

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Ok, one more and then I’m done.

If you can’t read this one then I can’t help you.

  

 

 

 

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 If you’re into big bugs and your cruising through Colorado Springs, stop in and see the World’s Largest Hercules Beetle.

This big bug was built in 1958 and is constructed of fiberglass and steel.

It’s 9 feet high, 17 feet long, and 6 feet wide. 

This monster weighs 400 pounds.

 

The Rockies may be looking at moving their spring training to a new location. The White Sox have just completed
Tucson HI C.jpgthe steps for their departure from Tucson to Glendale, Arizona.

Thumbnail image for All Jacked up.jpgThat leaves just the D’backs and Rockies in Tucson.

I guess when the deal was originally hashed out, the Rockies or D’backs could leave the City if there were ever less than three teams.


 That seems to be the case now. Relocating in Marana, Arizona or Phoenix are possible options.

I’m all for that, just don’t do it this February. That would be all jacked up.

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You’ve heard of Pistol Pete, here’s pistol pipe?

 I can think of a million things to say, but I’m going to let this picture speak for itself.

 
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Thanks for checking out the Rant.

The Nuggets play the Bucks in Denver tonight at 7:30. 

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I’m not done, I’m going for number one

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Too cool. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t shooting for number one (I’ve got time). It’s a personal challenge. I’m not asking you to switch from your blog to mine. I’m just throwing it out there that you tack me on as a daily pitstop. 

You might learn something, you might not. What you will click away with (get it, instead of using walk away with, clever I know) is a feeling of, “that Ranter guy is allright. At least thats what I’m shooting for. 

I’m team loyal, I may smack talk a little, but it’s all in fun and harmless…Red Sox suck. 

So anyway, It’s pretty easy to add an RSS feed to your Favorites folder. If you need help I can tell you how. I’m cool like that. 

I can tell you that the things I have planned for Spring training are going to be over the top as far as baseball blogging goes.

Judge.jpgYou be the judge. Were talking live webcam from the Mobile blog unit. I’ll have a link from my blog to the camera.

That way if something cool happens during practice or after a game, we can pop on and talk about it before I blog about it.

The Mobile blog unit will be open for visitors when it’s parked at Hi Corbett and Electric Park.
 Stop in and say hello. Let us take a peek at what you snagged.
 I’ll put you up on the blog and make you famous. Ok, maybe not famous, but your friends might dig it.
 You can’t miss it, the RV will be draped with our Rockpile Rant/MLBLOGS.com banner.
 Oh hell yea, got to support MLBLOGS baby!!

Spring Training game11.jpgA week of fun in the sun. Hanging with friends, snagging baseballs, spending some time watching the Colorado Rockies or whomever else we feel like.

 

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Is it the end of February yet? I’ll be at the Nuggets game on Sunday.

 

 

 

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Today is my daughter Mylee’s 8th birthday. Happy Birthday Moo.

Thanks for stopping by the Rant…D

 
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