It figures. I walk around all game with my camera and just when I put it up, guess who walks by me?
Cal Flippin Ripken. I had to do a double take and when I figured out it was him, my photo opportunity was gone.
Mylee, Hunter and I were first in line at the Gate.
When they opened the gates, Mylee and Hunter both ran down to the field.
Ubaldo Jimenez was over by the fence playing catch.
Mylee asked nicely, and he tossed her a ball.
Thank you Ubaldo !
While I was assuming my usual position. I looked over and saw that Dan (pictured here in the Red hat), had let Mylee and Hunter borrow tickets for the first row during BP
Hunter and I have been in the first row before, but this was Mylee’s first time.
Anyone that has seen Hunter in action can’t deny his enthusiasm and persistance.
He worked that first row for baseballs.
He is not shy about asking a player for a ball…
Several times if need be..
Me, I came up with nothing today because in order to be a baseball snagger, baseballs have to be hit in your general direction or at least over the fence.
There was very little of that today…It figures.
Hunters total today
Mylee’s total today:
That was so cool watching them both in the first row.
This was the smallest BP crowd I have seen all year.
After batting practice was finished, we headed over to the Rockies dugout to see who might show up.
For the second day in a row, Chris Iannetta came out early to warm up.
You can see him signing Hunter’s baseball.
Mylee got his autograph too. He stopped right before me.
I shot some video of the Rockies warming up.
Welcome Dexter Fowler.
He made his Major League debut in the bottom of the tenth inning.
He hit a pop fly out.
He signed baseballs for Mylee and Hunter.
Thank you Dexter !
After a while, Joe Koshansky came out and started signing.
I have been trying to get his autograph for a while and he signed for all three of us.
It’s nice when the ballpark isn’t totally jammed with people.
Here’s what we got:
Me-Clint Hurdle and Joe Koshansky.
Mylee- Joe Koshansky and Dexter Fowler on one ball. Chris Iannetta.
Hunter-Joe Koshansky and Dexter Fowler on one ball. Chris Iannetta.
Ian Stewart One of my favorite players under 5’10”, Omar Quintinilla Spilly was also out signing autographs. He even went back through the line after the Anthem was played and signed for some people who he had missed the first time through.
Spilborghs had the game winning hit tonight to score Omar in a game that went 12 innings.
Most Annoying Fan
It seemed like every time I tried to lean out and take a picture this face kept appearing in my camera.
I can’t for the life of me figure out what she was looking for.
All the action was the other direction.
Anyways, I have like fifteen pictures with her mug in it.
Glad I dont use film.
Rockies take game two over the Giants 6-5. Five back from the D-Backs. Thats the closest we have been since April.
I just want to go out and talk smack to every Rockies hater I know and say “see, I freggin told you, don’t give up on this team, they can do it, just watch”.
But I won’t. I don’t want to jinx anything. So I stay reserved, waiting/hoping for “my time” to unleash…Go Rockies..I’m liking what I’m seeing…except I wont be able to see it tomorrow. For some reason the game isn’t televised…D