Tagged: Emily

Rockies on a streak, it’s been a helluva week

9/9/09                              Happy B-Day to my beautiful wife Krista…

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before about how I love having a routine. I don’t like surprises and I like to know what’s coming way ahead of time. I decided to take four days off from work and originally venture out to KC and attend a few Royals games. The trip was cancelled but I still had full intentions of making every Rockies game this past weekend.

                                     In hindsite I should have made the trip to KC.

Here’s the result of what happens when a pedestrian blindly walks into a major crosswalk, the big jacked up Ford F-250 in front of me had to stop short and I had no reaction time. I plowed into his tow hitch and it went completly through the front of Krista’s car.

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 The truck’s damage consisted of a thumbsized dent. I was ticketed for following too close.IMG_3595.JPG

                                  That was day one of my vacation 🙂

Anyways, without boring you with more details this vacation was a total bust.

I can tell you I have experienced all the joys of mountain living in the last couple of weeks short of running out of firewood.

Here’s a positive note… 

The Latest Leaders List came out for August and Rockpile Rant moved from the number 9 spot in July to the number 5 spot for the month of August. My friend Emily writer of the Blog “I Live For This” came in number 4. Props to you Emily and all others who made the list.

Check this out….That puts two Rockies blogs in the top 5. That’s never happened before. It’s taken a few  years and a helluva season but people around the world are starting to notice this team.

That was part of my mission when I started blogging and promoting the Colorado Rockies and I believe I’ll take just a little credit for that…Good Job D :)….(It’s my horn I can toot it).

I’ll be at Game 3 vs the Reds today. It’s a beautiful day and I got a feeling.
I have some pictures that haven’t made it into my blog that I would like to share.

Here is Robert getting interviewed for FSN All Access. I saw it and he did a good job. When it aired it had a lot of video of Robert’s catch of Spilborghs first home run this year and guess who else was in that video?

It was video of me chasing Robert as we both went for the Spilborghs homer. I couldn’t knock him down and he had the jump on me. All I could do was follow him and hope he bobbled it…Of course he didn’t 🙂


               Dan and Emily a few games back. Hey FSN when does Dan get his interview??

                                                 Hunter sporting his new haircut.IMG_2888.JPG 
                  Here are a few more pictures of a Rockies fan known as “Banner Jack”.IMG_3658.JPG

As I’ve mentioned before Jack’s thing is banners. I hope the old guy has his playoff banners printed.

                           The Queen of all Ushers minus the granny glasses, Queen Geri 🙂IMG_2892.JPG

Hey…I just wanted to say “THANK YOU” for reading my Rockies blog. I have no fu*king idea why so many people read this sh*t.

I’m ready for the playoffs and I’m starting to wonder how the whole playoff ticket thing is going to go down. I painfully remember a few years back taking the day off and logging into my computer, sitting there excited ready to go, logging in, getting to the confirmation page, then nothing…still nothing…That hurt. Somebody totally dropped the ball there and they know it.

Don’t do that crap again “Rockies Ticket People”. I know there will be some kind of drawing for people who registered(I did), but as you read at the beginning of this blog I don’t have good luck spouting out my as-s on a regular basis.

                                      I just want to be there …Know what I mean?

  This is it Rockies fans, this “IS” the year, I know you know it, get out there and show it…DGreen Floppy Hat.JPG 


The fish swim upstream and I had a dream

I said I would post a picture of the rare “Colorado Rockies Bat Fish” so here’s one Robert took for me.

                                          Here they are swimming upstream.

bat fish swimming up stream.jpgI was reading Happy Youngster’s blog entry about his experience at the Home Run Derby and I knew Dan and Emily were attending the derby.

Among all of Happy’s great pictures was one of Happy and Emily waiting line for the Home Run Derby. I borrowed this picture to share with you.

                                                 Good stuff I tell you.Happy N Emily Home Run Derby.jpg

 The wife and I heading down to Colorado Springs on Saturday. The Sky Sox play the Fresno Grizzlies and at some point during the game they will be giving away nine used cars.

Our plan is to head down with a brand new bat, my camera and my positive attitude. Funny thing, I had a dream that I won a car at a baseball game not long ago. At the time it didn’t make sense.

 The stadium in my dream wasn’t Security Service Field where the Sky Sox play but in the dream for some odd reason they were giving away cars.

Lets see, I have a baseball dream about winning a car then I discover a Sky Sox game where they are giving away used cars. I figure that’s enough of a coincidence that I’m going to roll with the dream and attend that game and say hi to Manny Corpas while I’m down there…DThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail 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 Ha