An apology was put on the Canadians blog but has since been removed.
Wow, strange couple of days. Thanks everyone, sucks all this had to happen.
I am seriously a non-drama type of guy.
I try to keep my life organized and simple and there is no room for BS.
So the last couple days have been rough.
The support from readers and bloggers here has been just incredible.
I have been deeply touched and it’s not easy to touch me.
Anywho…back to what I do…
Just got back from the Rockies game.
I know our season is over, but it SUCKS to lose to the Padres…
I went with my buddy Andy to this game and had tickets to access the first row during batting practice.
The last couple of batting practices have been kind of boring and we were hoping for a little action.
Robert holding the sign for Emily—————–>
Dan was there with Emily and she had a sign with her.
Happy Birthday Emily
WOW, think about that..she is only five.
I’m a lot older than five and I can’t touch that number.
Her dad Dan’s number of games is probably 4 times that..Amazing.
I really didn’t get much batting practice action. One of the very last hits was nailed to the left of where I was standing and I managed to get within a foot of it and had to back off to avoid (getting in another snaggers personal space).
He caught it and I let him know it was a good catch..
He asked me if there was a 4th of July in Mexico? I replied, “sure there is, just like in every country”…
He tossed me the ball…As he was walking away I told him I saw him ask the same question on TV last week.
We both laughed and he took off…Thanks Mark !
So my non-snaggin streak is over..That ball counts right??
I looked over to see how Andy was doing and I was just in time to see him bobble a ball that had hit just below the yellow cushion.
Not to worry.
Shortly after that bobble, he caught a BP homerun and one of the Padres tossed him a ball just for just standing there and not begging.
Good Job Andy on your first time snaggin at Coors Field.
Jim..is your snaggin experience still fresh in your mind too?
I was telling Andy that one of the reasons I love batting practice is for that short period of time nothing else in the world matters.
For that hour and a half or whatever I only have one thing on my mind.
Getting a ball.
Not bills, not work, not life, not my hacked blog. Nada..
I can tune out everything….It just works for me..Andy said he could relate.
He signed for a minute or two and was really cool about it.
Rockies trailed most of this game. In the end we lost it 11-5.
Andy and I had one chance for a home run ball but Will Venable caught it right at the center field wall front of us and landed on his butt after getting his bells rung from his impact with the wall.
That was six feet away. Worth every penny..He got up and seemed fine.
Greg Reynolds allowed nine hits and seven runs in two plus innings. That pretty much sealed the Rockies fate this evening.
Mr Reynolds, I think that may be a wrap…
Tulo..nice job on the Grand Slam..thanks for hitting it exactlly where we were sitting right after we got up..