Fans galore, now I miss it more.



 As bad as I want the baseball season to start, attending the Rockies Pavilion Party last night made it worse. But in a good way.

Maybe it was seeing all those familiar  faces. I don’t know many names in this group, but I’ve seen most of them at the games.

They made us feel welcome and I appreciate that.

I was told 7pm which made me exactly a half hour late…I guess in hippy time that’s perfect..kidding.

 I have a thing about being late,…I’m not. It’s an Army thing.

choosy.jpgI was just glad my family was invited to be part of this gathering. See, I’m not a season ticket
holder because I can’t make every game. Afternoon games are tough for me during the week.

If I know that there isn’t going to be a batting practice, sometimes I’ll skip that game. If you can’t make them all, you tend to be rather selective.

 We usually just buy Rockpile tickets and at somepoint during the game we “upgrade” our seats. It’s cool because you can get several different camera angles.


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Capt EArthman working1.jpgI did get to see a bunch of familiar faces.

 I got to see Captain Earthman off duty.

I found out “Earth” is heading down to Tucson the same time as the MBU.  

When he found out we’re going to have the MBU parked at Hi Corbett for the first eight days of spring training, he got pretty excited. I have a feeling we’ll be having a few brews with Earth while we’re down in Tucson.

Remind me when we’re down there Earth, I’ll pour you a beer for a change brotha! 

Captain Earthman, Super Vendor, Super Grandpa.


 Earth heads south every February and works the Rockies spring training games. Too bad he already bought his plane ticket, he could have rode down with us.


 Dan was there with his wife Julie and kids.

Dan’s a good dude and he introduced me to some people that I recognized, but hadn’t formally met.

He also gave the Rockpile Rant a few plugs. You can’t see it,  but Dan’s nametag says “Emily’s Dad”.

 Thanks brotha..Have a good trip.

Here’s a video of Emily and the whole group singing “Take me out to the Ballgame”. 


                                       Below is a shot of Tom and Earth. 

Last April,  Dan gave Hunter and I tickets for seats in first row of the Pavilion. The seats were right next to Tom. He was fun to watch the game with, and was really cool to Hunter and I. Nice guy and familiar sight at Coors Field.
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Here’s Hunter dreaming about baseball.




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Here’s Mylee not dreaming about baseball.





Here’s another one of the kids.

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Here’s the back of Robert’s Harmon’s jersey with a personalized autograph from Ryan Spilborghs.

In case you hadn’t heard, Ryan Spilborghs got married a few weeks back. 

Now you know what I know. 



I didn’t get a good shot of Robert, (bald head next to computer in window), but he’s eating dinner with Ryan Spilborghs dad (plaid shirt).

GT.gifI had the green chile burger and believe me I’m feeling it.

It seemed like a good time was had by all. I’m the newbie to this group, so I plan to put forth some effort next season to get to know this crew better.

This really is a great bunch of Rockies fans.

Hanging around these fans last night gave me a great idea.


Great idea112.JPGFor each game that I attend, I’d like to do a season ticket holder fan profile. It would be a picture of them, seat location, their favorite Rockies player, favorite all- time player, how long they’ve been a season ticket holder, etc.

           You know, give them some props for being loyal and supporting the Rockies. 

                        I think that would be cool, and you heard it here first.

Cool Note: About six months ago I sent out six 3×5 cards in the mail to various Colorado Rockies Players. I received one back from Omar Quintinilla within five days of mailing them. That was it, until today. As I rifled through my mail, I was staring at the envelope I had addressed to Matt Herges six months ago sitting in my hand.

                                           I opened it up and this is what I found.

                                                         Thank you Matt.

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  1. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    Love the pictures from the party! So cool man! Wish it was me.
    Love the picture of you with Elway. We have 2 Beagles and an IG mix (Italian Greyhound). Love the Pugs and have always thought of adding one to the pack. Funny thing, the IG is a new addition (courtesy of Boulder Humane) and the Beagles are teaching her to bay. LOL.
    I think Ianetta got married this last November and Bucholtz has a wedding in the plans out in Penn State. Breaks my heart that Spilly is now officially taken. Sigh!

  2. Kylie

    Spil got married! Good for him. Now, if Iannetta did get married… that would break my heart. But not as badly as if Tulo got married, I guess.
    That sounds like a lot of fun. We’re season ticket holders but we don’t have a par-tay like you guys do.
    I love the pictures. I wish I had the motivation to fill my posts with pictures like you do.
    Kylie —

  3. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    R-LUV- Thanks, we rescued Elway’s mom from an “evil breeder”, and she was pregnant when we got her (at the time we didn’t know). To our surprise Bronco had 8 puppies and 6 survived. Pugs are great dogs to have along with other dogs, they fit in well. They’re all personality.
    KYLIE- I’m not so much up on the player marital status. The P-Party is a cool thing, that’s awesome you have season tickets. Wi$h I could afford that. My pictures tell my story,…..usually…D

  4. rockieluv

    That’s so cool that you rescued Bronco and her pups. Pug pups must be adorable.
    (Hey, was the party at GTs on Wads? The background in the picts looks like that one.)

  5. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    R-Luv-Yes, it was at the GT’s on Wads, I have a zillion pug puppy pics. I’ll post one soon.
    HB- I agree man, Melo isn’t a pimple on Le’brons ash. Lebron schools Melo damn near every time. It still was fun to watch though…D
    The wife and I are heading down to Colorado Springs shortly to attend an X-Mas party with a bunch of my longtime friends. This is a great group of people. Then, tomorrow is Cheech and Chong. Oh yea! To quote cheech, “Don’t answer the phone man, even if it’s me” Peace all, and Happy freggin Hollidays…D

  6. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    EMILY-No worries, you can do better :), I like Matt Herges, and it my only autograph of his.
    ELIZABETH-thank you, thank god they look like their mom…D

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