Down two I hate blue


Ok, I made it to batting practice on Saturday. I spent half of my day at the yard sale and the other half in the hospital with Hunter. Krista and I got up really early on Saturday and started hauling our stuff outside. About 8 am Hunter wandered downstairs and when I saw him I had to do a double-take. My poor guy looked like somebody clocked him in the jaw hard. It was all swollen and his face was all puffy.

We’re waiting on the tests to come back to be 100% sure, but most likely it’s the mumps. Can you believe this,… the mumps? I guess I thought that stuff was wiped out along with scurvy a long time ago. Not so is the case, mumps has been making a resurgence in the mid-west.

So looks like Hunter will miss nine days of school as per state law.

 I don’t have mumps but yesterday at BP felt like I got hit by a train. I had one good opportunity to snag a ball. The ball landed right on my hand inside the glove and bounced out. All I can say is I was pitiful.

After that missed snag, I started feeling really sick and by the end of BP I could hardly stand up. My back, legs and neck were killing me. I headed home and listened to this game on the radio.

Saturdays game was the first Rockies game that I’ve been to in which I actually had my camera and didn’t take a picture.

I feel bad too because a friend that I work with wanted me to mention the Fatima Choir and take a few pictures of first grader Myles Krick. She is the little girl who threw out the first pitch on Saturday’s game and the Fatima Choir sang the National Anthem.

                           To my friend at work, I apologize this doesn’t happen often.  

                                            Friday Hagg’n points.

Thumbnail image for foot long brat 4-24-09.JPG1 point for showing up.

1 point for buying a foot-long brat.

1 point for snagging a Spilborghs toss-up which I gave away to a young boy.

2 points for snagging a BP homer caught on the fly which was given to Emily from “I live for this”.

Friday Hagg’n total = 5 points

           Saturday Hagg’n points

1 point for showing up.

It’s Sunday morning right now, my lower back still hurts but hell or high water I’ll be there.

 I haven’t snagged a single autograph since the regular season started and I just can’t have that. 

Krista and Mylee are doing the yard sale today, Hunter is home sick and I’m out to get a few signatures today because it is autograph Sunday. Alex, I’ll see you there.
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  1. iliveforthis

    Also, I’m pretty sure I just saw you right by that Ryan Spilborghs homer. I mean, I’m pretty sure there was a shirt that said, “Rockpile Ranter.” Sorry you didn’t snag that one… I mean… if that was you.

  2. luvmyrox

    Hey Don! You had some huge air-time after Spilly’s HR! Very cool. đŸ˜€ I hope both you and Hunter are feeling better today. It was great meeting you last night. I’ll be there again tomorrow, so I’ll try to get over and say hi during BP.
    ~ joy

  3. .

    I’ve never ever heard of the mumps. I hope Hunter feels better and you or any of your other family members don’t come down with the virus (?) if it is considered one. You feel better too my friend…Congrats on the long awaited win!

    – Donnie

  4. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    JULIA-Thanks, Hunter is ok, I’m feeling not bad.
    EMILY-You’re welcome, it was me after that ball. Robert got it.
    JOY-Did you see it on FSN? It was great to meet you too.
    DONNIE-Thanks brotha, any win against the Dodgers is good…D

  5. luvmyrox

    I sure did see it on FSN, and then every time they replayed it (several!) and then again on the post-game show! You’re a RoxStar! đŸ˜€

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