Results tagged ‘ SF Giants ’

Rockies save face and rock the place.

8/22/09                               

                                    Giants vs Rockies Game 2IMG_2017.JPG Ever heard of the Long Haul Bombers?..I hadn’t, these dudes play softball and are on a nation wide Stadium tour knocking the covers off softballs.

 The Bombers use aluminum bats and the softballs had no problem reaching the concourse. I think there were six batters and they each were allowed to hit 15 softballs.

                                   I’m telling you if felt like the Home Run Derby(in my mind).  

The damn softballs were crashing all around me yet I remained empty-handed. I watched Robert snag one of the first softballs hit out to left field. His spot of choice was the last row of the pavilion…Good choice.IMG_2181.JPG No worries, I managed to snag a ball today during BP. I should have been sporting several more but two I misjudged and one landed right in my glove and bounced out…totally my bad. 

I watched Tulo crush a ball about ten feet to my right and I was stuck because there was a family of four right blocking my access to it. As the ball neared I realized it was zeroing in for the father of the family standing beside me.

He was totally clueless so I screamed “Heads up dude”, it scared the sh*t out of him and at the last second he raised his glove up to his head and protected his face. He was stunned and stood there for a few minutes repeating out loud “That almost hit me”.

 In all honesty I was waiting for a “thank you” from either him or his wife but it didn’t happen.

    Your welcome anyway dude. Enjoy your life with an undamaged face courtesy of the Ranter.IMG_2183.JPG

    
              Jorge started for the day, here’s Bob Apodaca giving him a little pep talk.
IMG_2187.JPG                                                    The first pitch of the game. 
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IMG_2245.JPG                                                               Jorge at bat.
IMG_2247.JPG                                          Fowler hitting a fouler.(that’s good huh?)
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IMG_2260.JPG           Floral print mishap of the game. Somebody really should tell him :) 
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IMG_2271.JPG                                                                          Ouch 
IMG_2273.JPG                                               Jorge posing as a first baseman. 
IMG_2285.JPG                                                   Timmy looking much too chill.
IMG_2293.JPG                                                              A perfect evening. 
IMG_2279.JPGIMG_2202.JPG                                            Carlos was 1-3 with two runs scored. 
IMG_2334.JPG                                                  Tulo went 2-3 with one RBI.
IMG_2354.JPG                                                            Packed and pump’n 
 
IMG_2361.JPG                                           Some Giants confusion late in the game.                 IMG_2357.JPG                 This dad disappeared and came back with a purple head. His kid lost it.
IMG_2372.JPG                                                  He ain’t getting by Todd Helton, not tonight. 
IMG_2379.JPGNot my best shot of the evening but here’s Ian Stewart hitting a three run rocket in the sixth tying the game and spuring a seven-run inning. That single play totally shifted the momentum of the game in our favor.

IMG_2385.JPG                                                            Rounding first base.
IMG_2386.JPGIn the sixth inning with two out, Todd Helton blasted a two out homer to right field about twenty feet from where I was sitting. Man that was fun. So much fun I must have misplaced my voice.IMG_2258.JPG     When I woke up this morning it was gone along with my fear of getting swept.  

                                                                           Ha..Ha.  

The Rockies punish the Giants tonight 14-11 in front of 47,178 and I was able to laugh back hard at my friend Todd (the guy I have the season long Giants bet with), because this win was a come from behind win and those just mean more when you’re bragging up your team. 

Easily one of the hottest and best Rockies games I’ve been to all year. Props to my friend for helping out a guy when he really needed some shade today.Green Floppy Hat.JPG

 

Giants stand tall as the Rockies fall

8/21/09

                                           GIANTS VS ROCKIES GAME 1

IMG_2017.JPGToday game was the official debut of the “New Ranter Hat”If you follow this blog you know that the Rockies gave away 15,000 floppy hats similar to mine a few weeks back.

                                      No worries it was time to change things up a little bit.

My friend Pete and I arrived at the Rockpile gate and were one of the first few through the gates.

We were to meet Scott and Stuart inside after batting practice. The Rockies decided not to take advantage of the beautiful weather and let the Giants take over the field.

In hindsight, they Rockies probably should have taken the opportunity and “Been on the Green”.

Today I ran into Kylie the infamous “Blake Street Blogger. I knew she would be attending this game and it wasn’t hard to spot her right up front in the Pavilion.


IMG_1901.JPG          It was obvious that she was excited to be at Coors Field because she was beaming. 
IMG_1899.JPG              Welcome to Colorado Kylie, and your new home away from home Coors Field :) 

I knew Joy (aka LUVMYROX) would be at this game too. I spotted her to my left taking pictures.

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Below is the picture Joy took of me taking a picture her taking a picture of me. Thanks Joy :)

 

Joys pic of me 2.jpg                  Here’s a shot of Pete in the outfield. This was Pete’s first batting practice.

IMG_1908.JPGThere were a decent amount of BP homers hit into the pavilion today. One of the Giants peppered the pavilion with 5 or 6 homers in one at bat.

I managed to snag one ball today. It hit the bleachers in between a group of people and rolled down three rows right to me.

                                            It was a perfect baseball and it was Kylie’s.

I ran into Geoff, he had the good seats today and he was showing off his snag of the day.

      A Shea Stadium ball. You never know what’s going to land in your glove in BP,…. I like that. 
IMG_1929.JPG                          Here’s a shot of Timmy. This dude is tiny yet still rocks it…amazing.

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                                                       Here are a few of the Rockies.IMG_1937.JPG

 


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IMG_1992.JPG                                  Daily sporting a “Dora the Explorer” backpack,..too funny.

IMG_2012.JPGHere’s a shot of my friend Stuart standing in the Rockpile. I was on the concourse behind first base.IMG_2022.JPG

                        
            Here’s Stuart and Pete enjoying a view and a beverage.

 
IMG_2101.JPG                          This guy asked if he could take our picture. I said sure if I could take his.

IMG_2024.JPG                  Aaron Cook on the mound. Not one of Cookies best performances tonight.IMG_2025.JPG

                              By the end of the first inning Cook had given up three runs.

Cook’s shoulder started to hurt and Tracy pulled him after walking Nate Schierholtz to open the fourth.

IMG_2111.JPG                                 Giants tower over the Rockies with a final score of 6-3.

                           Props to Seth Smith for his 10th homer of the season in the 8th.

This loss hurt, I can hear my friend Todd (the guy have the Rockies/Giants season long bet with) in the distance. He is laughing at me and he sounds like Nelson from the Simpsons.

                               Rockies I can’t have that. I need a win tonight and so do you.

                               I have the best readers and I appreciate every one of you…DGreen Floppy Hat.JPG

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