Gettin down in C-town, nine is fine


number 9.jpgThanks to you, the Rockpile Rant came in number 9 in the Fan Blog rankings from 11/26-12/3.

I’m creeping up on number 1.

 I really enjoy reading the comments left here, and I welcome any kind of feedback.


I thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my thoughts and share your own.


1. The 1 Constant…Baseball
2. Confessions of a She-Fan
3. Red State Blue State
4. The ‘Burgh Blues
5. Prince of New York
6. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
7. The Rumor Mill – MLB Rumors
8. All Baseball All The Time
9. Rockpile Rant
10. Wrightoholics

No front page exposure for the Rant in a while (I’m too good looking), and I’m still managing to hang arround the top ten.(no worries there, I’ve had my share of the front page this year..thx 

                             In a friendly way..fellow bloggers..bring it on.

           To quote the words of a street Prophet (and sharp dresser), named MC Hammer…

                                                 “You can’t touch this”

hammer[1].JPG I challenge any/all of you to try to knock me out of the top 20 blogs. Give it your best shot. You won’t do it. Remember..this is a friendly challenge…..I love you all.

 I know there isn’t a whole lot of Rockies love out there. That makes it even more fun. See, the key isn’t making the top 50. The key is trying to stay in the top 50.

I know you fellow bloggers feel me. Don’t be afraid to try new schit. I told you before, you ain’t seen nothing yet. I’m saving the really good ideas for next season. Everybody needs a hook, just check out the top 3 blogs. Case and point.

With that thrown out there, look what I stumbled across today…chicago11 055.jpg


No trip to the windy city would be complete with a out a trip to this joint. 

I resisted the urge to give a thumbs down sign out of respect.

So I opted for my traditional peace sign.

What up Cub fans?

I can feel the history here.

I just can’t feel my fingers.

It was about a mile walk from where I was working to the Stadium.

Cold as hell here.


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 Harry Caray.

March 1, 1914 – Feb 18, 1998

When he died, the Cubs started inviting “guest conductors/celebrities”, to lead the singing of “take me out to the ballgame” ,Caray-style.

Would that be drunk??..Just playing.

I mean no dis-respect whatsoever, but there are faces in this statue, it’s kind of creepy.



 I ate lunch at Quizzno’s today.

 Funny thing, the toasted sub sandwich didn’t taste four dollars better?

Eating downtown Chicago can be expensive I’m finding out.

Chicago is cool, but I can’t seem to get my bearings here.

In Colorado: Mountains = West

They’re also my escape.

If I can’t see the mountains, I feel trapped.

A cooped up Ranter is not a good thing. 


eye contact1.JPGThere’s not a lot of eye contact here.

People walk fast with their heads down.

Maybe they have a thing about stepping on cracks?






 I must say though, the people that I’ve actually talked to and managed to get some eye contact with, have been super cool.  

I wish I could blog full-time, but at this point, I haven’t made enough money to buy a cup of coffee in Chicago. 

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  Tomorrow I fly back to Denver. I’m going to give my wife and kids the biggest, longest hug ever.

Tell them I love them, and say good-bye to the friendly skies for ever.

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This is not the Mobile Blogging Unit->

The mobile blogging unit is the only way to travel.

It’s the modern day version of the horse and buggy, only you can take a whiz without dismounting.
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  1. iliveforthis

    I always enjoy reading your blogs. With any luck, hopefully I’ll be headed to Tuscon for Spring Training too. Stay warm in that Chicago weather, because Colorado’s not much better today.

    • "D" The Rockpile Ranter

      Live for this, Elizabeth, RockieLuv, Julia, Kylie,….Thank you, for your continued support. Congrats on your blogs also. This group is tight, I like that. I read all of your comments while I was out in Chicago, and thank you for giving me something to look forward to…Thanks for being you’s and doing what you do’s….D

  2. rockieluv

    Wrigley Field, very cool. Who knows how much longer that will be around considering the trend. Congrats on moving up in the rankings.
    Safe flight back man!

  3. Kylie

    Oh, Wrigley. How I would love to visit your hallowed halls of perennial playoff choking.
    Cold weather. Sigh. It’s only about 50 here and I’m freezing… the next four years of my life should be interesting in the Colorado weather.
    People in LA are mean if you make eye contact while walking. They look at me like I’m a stalker if I smile. You’d fit in great in Texas–pretty much everybody is nice.
    Ever since I was little, I’ve been fascinated by mountains–we went hiking and camping all the time, plus most of southeast Texas is very, very, very flat. I consider my driveway to be a mountain. I’m psyched about the foothills.
    Have a safe flight and stay warm!!
    Kylie —

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