I was just curious who this fella was?
Helton jersey, floppy hat, seems like its been done.??
I knew today would be a good day for baseball. I woke up in a good mood. The weather was perfect. Parking downtown was free today because of the Holiday and we even managed to snag a good parking spot.
We were the first two in line at the Rock Pile Gate. We were just killing time when Alice walked up and gave us two free coupons for todays Value game.
We had Rock Pile tickets and this enabled us to upgrade to Pavilion tickets.
Hunter took his usual position as far into center field as he could get.
The guy pictured on the left may be an “actual Colorado cowboy”..
I’m just not sure.
If you noticed in the video there were no Rockies players warming up.
We figured with the big basket of balls on the field and the batting cages setup, there would have to be a batting practice at some point.
About fifteen minutes after we got inside the Giants began hitting. Hunter came close to a couple of balls that were tossed up by players. I had two home run hits sail over my head and land in almost the exact same spot behind me. I misjudged another bounce and that was it. I swear there wasn’t eight balls hit into the stands the entire practice. No wonder the Giants Suck. Ok I take that back, at least they showed up for BP.
And then he was gone. Cool guy, he always takes time to sign.
Clint Hurdle did the same thing.
Not too shabby.
That made up for not snagging any baseballs today.
Being down that close to the field I was able to get some cool pictures.
Below is Alana from FSN doing her pre game broadcast. Next up is Ryan Spilborghs Tulo and Atkins playing catch Tulowitzki striking “his” pose Two pictures for Willy Taveras. The stolen base King We took a stroll over to see what pitchers were out and what did we see? If you look close you can see almost every pitcher the Rockies have. Grilli and Corpas showing some autograph love Grilli went out of his way to give out autographs. Gotta respect a guy who remembers where he came from. On the mound today for the Rockies Jorge De La Rosa (8-7) And a shot after he releases the ball. De La Rosa struck out six players in seven innings today. One of the few big plays of this game was in the bottom of the second inning Tulowitzki gets an RBI triple. Here’s a picture I took of that exact hit. Iannetta a split second before he nails it for a sweet single Clint Barmes, probably looking for his hat .
If you look close you can see the ball just before it gets to Atkins. Neat shot. Matt Holliday. You can call him Mr Billboard today. Congrats Matt ! If you look just above Matt’s knee you can see the ball . That pitch was a strike.
Billboard # 1
Beautiful day for a ballgame. Always nice to leave a winner. Rockies shutout the Giants at Coors Field 4-0. Todays pitching staff Jorge De La Rosa, Corpas and Fuentes were simply outstanding.
Speaking of pitching.
Rockies Face Lincecum tomorrow and this kid is flippin deadly.
Clint and I, we’re not worried.
See ya there..