RPR Cooking with Grease on the Hot Stove


What a day. I’m still feeling the effects of this flu and woke up this morning about 6am with my back aching from sleeping the previous twenty hours. The “feeling like sh-it” hits in waves and today it’s about 50/50.

Not me really.JPG Anyways I checked my email this morning and there was an email from Tom Reese of HotStove.com. He was sending out a question to Rockies Bloggers regarding Jason Marquis.

The question was:

Did the Rockies make a mistake in allowing Jason Marquis to leave via free agency? The club doesn’t seem to have an heir apparent ready to take his spot in the rotation.Jason M 4-10-09.jpg

Great question. I was foggy headed when I replied with my answer but to my surprise it was printed at along with another Rockies Blogger that I’ve never heard of.

                Click here to see the article: RPR on HotStove.com.

 Kind of neat to be quoted talking about your favorite sport. Believe me I’m not bragging just sharing 🙂

 I’ll know I’ve made it when Alana Rizzo from FSN is kind enough to interview me 🙂

                                                     (Photo by Captain_Chase)


On a different note, Krista and I have been known to show Hunter and Mylee music videos from the 80’s. We do this so they understand exactly why we looked like we did back then and because every now and then you just need a good laugh.

A few weeks ago we showed them Twisted Sisters video of “We’re not gonna take it” and they fell in love with it. After watching it at least a hundred times the kids decided they wanted to try and copy the video.

                          If you’ve never seen the original video here it is:

                               Now here is Hunter and Mylee’s version. 

                                               I think they did a great job.

Along with the email from Tom Reese this morning was an email from my friend and long time Rockies fan Robert Harmon. It was a short email stating that he and Bennie were ok and he included a few pictures of what was left of his VW bus affectionately known as”Jim Morrison”. 

DSC_8437a.jpgWhat now Robert, a rental car for the trip to Tucson for Spring Training?..Glad you and Bennie are ok. That was scary.

FYI- I can legally marry people in the State of Colorado. I’ve got two under my belt and they’re both still married.

             How cool would it be to marry someone at Coors Field this season?

Who wants to be the first to get married by the Rockpile Ranter during a baseball game?
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  1. queenof331@coloradorockies.net

    Great video!!! Both kids were really into it, and never broke character – great job! Kudos to you and Krista for nurturing their fun. Hope your flu is better, and nice to be asked for your opinion by Tom Reese. You’re really coming up in the Rockies organization! Speaking of that, I am also. I’ve accepted a wardrobe job for the coming season, so won’t be ushering but I’ll be there! I won’t need your marrying skills, sorry to say, just need what would be the groom. Oh well, can’t have everything. Only 9 weeks till Opening Day!!!

  2. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    QUEEN GERI-Congratulations, is the wardrobe job at Coors? Guess now we can have a beer at the game :). Thanks for the kind words my friend…D

  3. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    Your kids crack me up. That was awesome.
    Super cool about the Hot Stove article. You’re getting more famous with every season my friend 🙂
    Hope your buddy Robert is OK…that looked scary as Hell.

  4. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    R-LUV-They crack me up too. Robert’s tough, probably not the first time he’s rolled a bus :)…D

  5. raysrenegade

    The Reverend Ranter.
    That might look great on a purple and black business card for referrals.
    I like the idea of getting married at any baseball park, but I got to find a woman smart/crazy/insane enough to spend more than a day with me (lol).
    I will work on it this year, and if it happens…..I will let you know and book a flight to Denver…..I can eat pizza afterwards at Johnny’s in Lakewood. He still owes me a slice!

    Rays Renegade


  6. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    RAYSREN-If you ever find that special lady, I want to marry you. It would be an honor my friend. I’m up for pizza at Johnny’s too…One of these days I want to do Spring Training in Florida so I’m gonna come out east and visit you…D

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