So long streak here’s my “Blog of the Week”

3/14/09   00:02 AM            Sorry, I don’t blog on Friday the 13th it’s unlucky.

So the Rockies dropped one. I’m in the glass is half-full kind of mood today so as I sit back and look at our record which now 6-8  and I think..I’m ok with that.

It’s spring training. I hear tell from Mr. Harding over at “Hardball in the Rockies” that Brad

boo boo bear1.JPGHawpe will be appearing in tomorrows game against Seattle.

Apparently the boo-boo finger is healed and Hawpe is ready to bop.

I’m starting to get my baseball stuff in order. The regular season is fast approaching.  If I was older and retired I’d be in Phoenix for the Rockies first game against the D-Backs. But no, I’m still too young and sexy to retire so that road trips not gonna happen for a few decades.

If you’ve wondered what the RPR Sports Memorabilia History and RR # Verification link on my sidebar is I’ll tell you. I’m cataloging my autograph collection. I figure it’s easier to write the story of how each autograph was obtained while I can still remember the details. It’s part of my Pre-Alzheimer’s checklist.

Don’t laugh, I already have a few items that I don’t remember when I had them autographed.

If I feel so inclined I can go back through my blog entries and track every piece, but having them listed in one place with easy access will be nice. Don’t try and comment on that page. I’ve turned the comments off.

Just so you know, at this point none of my stuff is for sale unless you offer me a ridiculous amount of money. Or I’ll trade it all for a REALLY good camera.

                                                Check out my new Bobblehead.
My expensive elway bobblehead.jpg

Elway bobblehead close up.jpgIt cost a chunk of change but it came with a truck. There was a big car sale at Invesco Field at Mile High and if you bought a car you got a bobblehead. By far the most expensive bobblehead I own but I really like this truck.

Most of you who are younger than me won’t get this but I’ve always wondered why older folks take the stairs one at a time. My whole life I’ve always cruised up the stairs two at a time. It’s faster and better for you. Today I was taking the stairs and I caught myself going up them one at a time.

Entering your 40’s you start to notice many moments like the one I experienced.

Worlds longest ear hair.jpg


Get’s me to thinking what’s next? Hair growing in my ears?

(<——-This is actually this dudes ear hair)


        At what age to I start to jack up my pants?
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Will the Ranter’s trademark sunglasses switch to those big ash ones you see retired people wearing.Hard candy.jpg

Will I start carrying around hard candy? 



No worries yet, I’m aging gracefully and I can still hop the bleachers in the Pavilion two at a time (knock on wood).

morningwood.jpgSo far this season, I’ve snagged 12 baseballs and one live homerun baseball. So if you think you can out snag this old man you better pack a lunch and bring an extra six bucks for a Rockie Dog…I’m not play’n this year, it’s the real deal and it’s on like Chaka Khan,……Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan, I feel for you 🙂

This little Rockies blog is starting to get some attention. My page hits are up from spring training and staying there. My thanks again to Rox Girl over at the Purple Row for the recent props.

 Enough of my ideas have been “borrowed” here that I feel it’s ok to “borrow” one myself. I plan to do a “Ranter’s Blog of the Week” and spotlight other bloggers. However instead of being intimidated by other Rockies bloggers (chew on that), I plan to spotlight Rockies bloggers.
1.JPG My original goal with blogging was to bring more love/attention to my team and I figure a great way to do that is to promote our promoters if you get me?

There will be no special order in which I do these and I might not do one every week. I like people who are passionate about their team.

                              The first “Ranter’s Blog of the Week” goes to:                     

                                    Missy from: View from the Rockpile
MissyVFR.JPGI read her blog and you can tell that this woman loves her team and her job  with the Rockies. I have to tell you this, Missy sent me an email the other day and mentioned that she had a lot of Rockies pictures and wanted to put them in a separate blog. But she didn’t want to do it if I felt she was copying the “Rockpile Ranter’s Picture Blog”. I told her please do it, but the fact that she had the decency and respect to write me first really blew me away.

                             To me that’s the actions of a good-hearted person.

So congrats Missy, thank you for working for and promoting the Rockies, and thank you for being a stand up blogger in a sit down world full of Wal-Mart shopping carts with one F’kd up wheel.

                                                Go Rockies, or I’ll push…DThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Green Floppy Hat.JPG 


  1. raysrenegade

    Hey D,
    Sometimes age can be a good thing. But after you turn 21, it does seem like the yearly ritual does fall by the wayside a bit more every year. But the good thing is that some day I can sit in a chair and stare either east at the mountains or west at the sea and know I have 12 more hours of this until i go to sleep again.
    The best thing about getting old is that you can make your own choices. No more brussel sprouts for me, or those silly meals in the boxes we got as kids. But the best thing is that we can remember those home runs and those magical moments in the stadium and actually can say in full honesty, “I was there!”.

    Congrats to ” View from the Rockpile” . You have no given me some insight on another blog, and it will also begin to be one of my daily jaunts to check out the “Rockie Writing Revolution” every day.

    Rays Renegade

  2. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    SUE-The album is as real as his ear hair.
    RAYSREN-As usual words of wisdom from an awfully smart fella. I bet you’ve got some concert/life stories brotha :)…D
    JEN-lol, it would be hard to label myself as the “Worlds Coolest Blogger” if I had hi-risers like that.

  3. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    Oooooooh, you got one of those bobbleheads! I so want one but I’m cool with my current set of wheels. Tempting though.
    That ear hair and hiked up pants……….. what are people thinking?

  4. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    R-LUV-I got two, always get two.
    MISSY-Nothing required on your end. Keep up the good blogging…D

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