5/26/10 Rockies vs D-Backs
Today was our trip to Elitches. The plan was to visit there before school was finished to avoid waiting two hours in line for each ride.
That was the plan…When we arrived at Elitch Gardens in downtown Denver we noticed a string of school busses. At first I was like “HUH”, but Krista informed me that during the last week some classes schedule a field trip.
One look at the long line of school busses and I knew our plan was shot to hell. What ensued was a fun day filled with long waits, strange teenagers and sore feet. As far as rides go I hopped on a couple and was done for the day. Elitches normally has a good mix of people of all ages but today it was primarily screaming 13-16 year olds.
I did go on the wooden Roller coaster called the Twister 2…Here’s the video I shot of the ride. My video turned out much better this time.
Hunter, Krista and Mylee on the Sea Dragon.
A few shots of Denver.
By the time we escaped Elitches it was close to 4pm and we were fried…Mentally and physically. We still had a baseball game to attend.
The plan was to head over for batting practice and see how things go.
Hunter informed us as we were waiting in line at the BP gates that he would snag the first ball of the day and sure enough he did. He and Mylee were this first ones inside Coors Field and Hunter was quick and reached the outfield rail the same time as a player.
That’s twice in a row for him. Krista shot the video and took all the pictures today. She does an excellent job I think.
Mylee first ball was tossed up to her by Jason Hammel. Shortly after that I saw Hunter running after a ball that had been hit to the far right of the pavilion. Then I saw him celebrating holding up his arms .
Hunter had just snagged his first BP homer.
He’s probably snagged a hundred baseballs but all of them have been toss-ups from players or bobbled toss-ups he managed to scramble for.
You are looking at one happy kid. He’s smooth like his dad :).
*Note the fact that “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” was playing in the background…Too Cool.
Here’s Hunter and another kid scrambling for a toss up. The other kid got it.
I had a chance at a ground rule double but it was deflected at the last second and the deflection knocked the ball out of my reach…No worries, she almost palmed it.
The kids decided they wanted to each give one of the baseballs they had snagged away. I thought that was a great idea.
Here’s Hunter giving away a baseball.
Here’s Mylee doing the same.
Share the love, I’ve got great kids.
Here’s Douglas bobbling one. Sorry Douglas next time I’ll post video of you catching one.
She stopped by to say I could take the tour anytime. Thank you Geri. She also asked me if I knew that there was an MLB Authenticator at every baseball game. I told her that I did and that I had learned about it by reading Zack Hample’s blog.
There may be a small chance of me getting to ask the MLB Authenticator at Coors Field a few questions.
If you could ask an MLB Authenticator any question. What would you ask?
Rockies get the win over the D-Backs 3-2
Go Rockies…”D” The Rockpile Ranter
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