Results tagged ‘ Which Rockie Am I ’

The Rant times two, my gift to you

2/16/09

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In one week about this time the MBU is mobile.

(This is not the MBU, the one we’re in doesn’t float dammit)

My mission:

Promote the Colorado Rockies.

 

 Loaded with Cirrus Radio, laptop computer, webcam, wireless internet card, Wii Rockband, plenty of food, and two of the happiest campers to ever grace those big *** captain’s chairs, we’ll roll south to the southern part of New Mexico, hang a right and set the cruise control until we see a sign that says:

welcome to Tucson.gif I’m going to have so much content while I’m in Tucson I decided to start another blog called:

                                      “Rockpile Ranter’s Picture Blog

Right now I’m filling it up with some of the many pictures I took last season. This blog is constantly getting more material so feel free to stop on by if you need a baseball fix.

You never know, if you found your way to a Rockies game last season you might see yourself in one of my pictures.

     Ok, the last two were easy, it’s time to make you work a little. Are you ready for:

                                “Which Rockie Am I”

                                                   Here are your clues:

1. He was signed as an undrafted free agent.

2. As far as I can tell he’s currently a free agent.

3. He made his major league debut in August of some year.

4. He played for five major league teams in his career.

5. He doesn’t play outfield.

6. Appeared in three playoff games but never reached base.

                                                        Good Luck…D

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I’m more than ready and the Rant holds steady

2/15/09 

 Rockile Rant stands it’s ground as the number 5 fan blog on MLBLogs.com

So does that make the Rockpile Rant the Number 1 Rockies Blog in the World??

                                                OH HELL YEAH !

1. Confessions of a She-Fan
2. Julia’s Rants
3. Red State Blue State
4. Eat, Sleep, Baseball
5. Rockpile Rant

Thanks to my regular readers for your support for this past year. Remember the Rant during spring training. 

As I prepare for this upcoming trip and season I will post a link to some of my favorite snagging entries from last season… One of my Fav’s 
 

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 I took a trip to Colorado Springs yesterday to visit an old Army buddy.

Meet Joe Smith..aka Miles Long.

He developed the Miles Long alter-ego after years of people not believing his real name when he told it to them.

There are a lot of Joe Smiths out there but this one is the real deal.

 Joe and I were in the Army together and worked together at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs after we finished our tours.

 I wanted “Miles Long” to come to Tucson with us but he has schedule conflicts and can’t make it this year.

QUESTION: If you had the most popular name in America like Joe does, what “secondary name/alter ego” would you come up with for yourself?

  I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into over at  Mets Main Man. But I can tell you I’ve finished my first assignment. I love a good adventure and at this point I have no idea whatsoever what this dude is up to but I’m going to roll with in anyway.

The Real MBU-Not.jpgToday I’m working on my final Banner for the Moblie Blog Unit.

(The moment you’ve all been waiting for…This is NOT the MBU)

Meanwhile,… Andy my co-pilot for the spring training/MBU adventure sliced open his finger open right by his knuckle while attempting to sharpen a knife. 

He received eight stitches in this glove hand.

The way the healing process works it looks like the stitches will need to be removed around game two at Hi Corbett. A real man removes his own stitches, it’s cheaper.

It’s time for another edition of:     

                                         “Which Rockie Am I”

Which Rockie Am I.jpg                     Today’s Rockies Player was born west of Colorado in the 70’s.

                                      He’s exactly the same size as me.

                           He was paid less than a million dollars for last season.

                                He’s in one of last year’s Rockies commericals.

                                                     That’s it…Good Luck

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Again I just want to thank the folks who frequent the Rant. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy seeing Rockies blogs in the Top 50. Props to all MLBLoggers for what you do. 

My mission is to promote my team and get them some respect and it’s working thanks to you.

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Living the dream as I blog for my team

2/12/09


Hunters first Rockies game1.jpgYou can tell it’s getting close, everyone is eager to talk baseball and share their autograph and collection stories. The idea in my last blog entry was “You pick the topic” and I’ll write about it. Most of you chose to ask questions of me. I guess I didn’t take that into consideration.

(<—-Hunter and his Grandpa at his first Rockies game in 1999).

You could have picked any topic besides me, but I’ll roll with this. I’ll answer them all in time. I still have ten days before I’m blogging at the high speed of 65 MPH

                                  

This one is from Jere80 (he responded first):

 “I’m always interested in how people become fans of teams that didn’t exist when they were young, and therefore what team they grew up rooting for before their current team existed. So maybe you could tell us that about yourself?

Jere, my story is different from most. I was a Yankee fan until my parents moved us up to Canada at age 11 (1978). There was really no organized baseball in my High School and I would have to say most of our Schools budget was spent on indoor sports (mostly hockey), because of the sub-zero (at times) temperatures.

So my exposure to baseball of any sort was severely limited. Remember there was no internet back in the late 70’s early 80’s.

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Oilers logo.gifSo I grew up with no affiliation to any baseball team.

As a kid I followed the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL, and it was cool living in the same Province as Wayne Gretzky back when he was an Edmonton Oiler and in his prime.

I don’t really follow hockey anymore but in my opinion it’s still the best sport to see live .

army cook apron.jpgWhen I finished my Military service I decided to stay in Colorado. It was a that point I knew I was going to be a Bronco and later on down the road, a Rockies fan.

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I fell in love with Colorado and it would be hard for me to support a team that I couldn’t see play at least every now and then.

Plus, what a nickname..”The Blake Street Bombers” as a former military guy I love that name. 

The Broncos, Rockies and later the Nuggets worked out perfect for me at the time, and all within an hours drive. 

So as you can see I became a Rockies fan well into my adulthood. Going to a Rockies game to me is like reliving a part of my childhood that I missed due to geographical location. I’m a kid again from the second I walk through those gates. I don’t get that from anything else in the world. 

The Rockpile Ranter was born because of the lack of respect the Rockies received during their amazing World Series run. I attended my first game as the Rockpile Ranter March of last year in Tucson. I’ve been on a Rant ever since…

JERE-I’ve come up with another segment of the Rant that I’m going to call:

                                              WHICH ROCKIE AM I ?

I’ll give you some interesting facts about a player (should you choose to accept this challenge), and you will have to figure out who it is.

As always, whoever wins send me your picture and I’ll make you famous…D

MB 11.jpgThis Rockie is well over six feet tall.

 He played basketball in High School.

<—-This guy has something to do with the naming of his this player’s High School.

 He’s a switch hitter….This one’s easy..Good Luck ! 
 

                                   JERE, thanks for “Deciding the Ride” today. 

In celebration of pitchers and catchers officially getting back to work, I’ve included in this entry:

              My first blog entry ever. It’s from Rockies spring training last year.

Just looking at it makes me think of all that has happened in the last year. WOW…Thanks for being a part of it…D

Matt Holliday almost tags me with a ball

March 25, 2008 

I was shooting a video at Spring Training of Matt Holliday when he hit the ball foul off of the first base line and I had no idea that it was coming right at me.

 It just missed me.

I didn’t even get the baseball. I hope my snagging improves.

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Helton

 

 

Here’s a picture of Todd Helton with Tulo in the background.

Ok the picture sucks but it shows you how close I was. The top of the Rockies dugout was just below this fence.

 

 

 

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See what I was saying about the fence.

Gorgeous day, it was 85 and the first warm weather I had seen in months.

 

 

 

 

Man I dig Tucson..I can’t wait to go back next year. I’ll be better prepared. Here was my video for my wife as I was driving home from Tucson.

It’s amazing what a guy with a love of baseball and a need to vent can do in just one year. Just you wait, the best is yet to come.                                                  

                                           Go Rockies…I’m almost there…D

 

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