Nothing will get me back on my blog quicker than folks messing with people I like.
If you’ve been to Coors Field, Sports Authority Field Salt River Fields at Talking Stick or Red Rocks more than twice you’ve seen him or purchased a beverage from him. Children are greeted as “Future Beer drinkers”, and if you’re not drinking enough he’ll let you know.
Here he cruising at warp speed.
I’m talking about my friend and Super Vendor Captain Earthman.
Here’s Captain E doing his thing at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on St. Patrick’s Day.
The company he works for “Aramark” let him go over some bullshit about melted ice on the concourse. You know the company that hires all those quality folk at Coors Field who take 2 innings to serve you up a brat. If you ever wondered why it takes that long it’s because they’re paid hourly and could give a shit if you ever eat.
Captain E works on tips and all you have to do is call him on his cell phone and he’ll come right to your seat with a big smile, cold beer and fresh insult.
The Coors Field experience is not and will not be the same without him.
Aramark, it’s time to right this wrong or a little bit of melted ice will be the least of your problems. I will not purchase a beer, soda or any of your nauseating food until you bring back Captain Earthman.
I’m “D” the Ranter…
Coors Field without Captain Earthman is like drinking a piss warm beer.
“D” the Ranter
2-7-11 *ATTENTION RANTICS*
Captain Earthman has been a fixture at spring training in Tucson and at Coors Field for years.
From what I’m told the Captain hasn’t received the phone call stating that he has a job in the new stadium come Feb 26th.
We Rockies fans cherish the few traditions we have. Captain Earthman happens to be one of them. You’ve got to love the way he calls all little kids “Future Beer Drinkers”.
Or Earthman’s standard line “Ain’t no sissy sipp’n”.
One of the great things about Captain Earthman is that if you have his business card all you have to do is give him a ring, tell him your seat location and what you want to drink and he magically appears with a frosty cold beverage and a few words of wisdom.
Here he is moving at sonic speed.
Below is a link to the petition:
Just fill out your name and email address. Then you will be sent an email with a link. Click on the link and it will add your name to the petition. If you don’t see the email right away check your junk folder. It’s really easy.
The Rockpile Rant was the Number 4 Fan Blog for the month of May.
Props go out to the Rant Regulars.
I’ve mentioned my “Bucket List” before. Most people have something similar. I’ve made mine simple because I’m poor and I don’t want to be stressing toward the end of life trying to finish a list of crap that is unobtainable.
Seeing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at Red Rocks is on my list. Well it was(check).
The opening act for Tom Petty was Joe Cocker. I’m not a huge Joe Cocker fan but I wanted to hear him sing the song “You can leave your hat on”.
Krista and I arrived two hours early so we could partake in some tailgat’n festivities, knock down a couple of brews and change our attitude a bit.
Good because as I told you before I’m done with rain this season,(and I forgot my poncho).
Here’s a young lady gett’n her groove on with her friend Jack Daniels and a hula hoop.
Here’s a few shots from the parking lot.
Even I know that alcohol and rock climbing don’t mix. Look at these yuppies below living dangerously. This reckless duo was ejected later for trying to get on stage and Hi-5 Joe Cocker.
See what alcohol will do to you. Children teach your parents.
The larger guy was injured when he vomited on the crowd while bodysurfing thus triggering his quick release and quick fall. He was treated and later released.
Our first shot of the stage as we entered from the top.
Joe isn’t on my “Bucket List” but I’ve seen worse warm-up bands.
TOM PETTY and the HEARTBREAKERS
This was the kick-off show for Tom Petty’s Mojo Tour 2010. He couldn’t have picked a better venue. Red Rocks in Morrison Colorado is the best place on planet earth to see a live show.
If you think I’m wrong then you’ve never lost your breath walking up the stairs here.
I managed to get some decent video but the spotlight on Joe Cocker and Tom Petty kept messing up my pictures of their faces.
These are the best I could get.
“Don’t come around here no-more”
” Free Falling”
Leaving before they come back for an encore.
RUSH…August 2010…Red Rocks..16th Row.
I’m “D” The Rockpile Ranter
Remember if it’s too loud you’re not too old, you just need to invest in some earplugs…D
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.
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.
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.
Here’s Hunter dreaming about baseball.
Here’s Mylee not dreaming about baseball.
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.
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.
For 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.