It’s almost that time of the year again.
That day towards the end of January where hardcore Rockies fans get to walk around the innards of Coors Field like they bought and paid for the place. In years past tickets to this event were cherished and have been difficult to obtain. I mean seriously how often does the average Joe get the opportunity to poke his head inside the humidor or meander through the Rockies locker room and see how messy the Deuce’s locker is?
My thing is I like to covertly toss my Ranter cards into the players lockers . No players have ever contacted me from that move, but it’s fun and kind of a ritual now for me.
Is this your first time going? Check out the previous Rockies Fests.
Here’s last years 2011 Rockies Fest blog entry…. Rockies Fest 3
Heres the 2010 Rockies Fest blog entry…. Rockies Fest 2
And I was at the first one too but WordPress lost that blog entry for me.
Anyways, the Rockies have broadened what Rockies Fest is this year. For the past three years Rockies Fest was a season ticket holder only event. This year being what the Rockies call “The Year of the Fan” the powers who be added an extra day to the event and now non-season ticket holders can enjoy the experience for only…
Here I am blessing Coors Field in 2011
Here I am Blessing Coors Field in 2010
I’ve decided not to Bless Coors Field this year.
I’m not mad or anything it’s just that it hasn’t worked. I will however be Tebowing from that exact spot. You ask why? Well I Tebowed in a bottle suit in the north end zone at Mile High Stadium and the Broncos advanced to the playoffs.
I figure it can’t hurt right?
I’m “D” The Ranter and I’d like to welcome Jamie Moyer and thank him for making a middle aged guy feel young 🙂
See you at Rockies Fest on Saturday…“D”
I suggest you better get up early if you plan on getting there before Hunter and I.
Only 11 more days. If you haven’t figured it out, I’m a countdown kind of guy.
Countdowns are really just foreplay with numbers.
• When: Saturday, January 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Where: Coors Field – Suite Level, Club Level and Lower Level; all activities will take place indoors. Public Parking ($5) is available in Lot A. Enter at Gate A or Gate C.
• Who: Players scheduled to appear include Garrett Atkins, Jeff Baker, Clint Barmes, Aaron Cook, Manuel Corpas, Jorge De La Rosa, Alan Embree, Jeff Francis, Brad Hawpe, Todd Helton, Jason Hirsh, Chris Iannetta, Omar Quintanilla, Glendon Rusch, Seth Smith, Greg Smith, Ryan Spilborghs, Ian Stewart, Huston Street and Troy Tulowitzki. Manager Clint Hurdle will be joined by coaches Bob Apodaca, Don Baylor, Rich Dauer, Glenallen Hill, Brian Jordan, Mark Strittmatter, Jim Tracy and Jim Wright. Twenty additional Rockies Minor League players will also be in attendance. (subject to change)
• Major League Player Autograph Sessions – ticketed events
• Minor League Player Autograph Sessions – open to all guests
• Live Stage Events featuring Player/Coach Interviews – ticketed events
• Rockies Museum – open to all guests and featuring an array of Rockies memorabilia, including nearly 100 items never before displayed
• Interactive Area – the left field Club Level concourse will be filled with games and interactives for all ages
• Video Game Area – enter to win a chance to play against a Rockies player
• Dinger Autographs – open to all fans
• Kids Story Telling hosted by various Major League Players – open to kids
• Carnival Games – kids will be entertained by face painters, balloon artists, games and craft tables
• Anthem Tryouts – give your best on-camera performance and you might sing the anthem on the field this summer
• Fantasy Radio and Television Booths – call the game and walk away with your work
• Tour the Ballpark – Home and Visiting Clubhouses, Press Box and more to see.
What exactly does an autograph session consist of? Is it one player, three players, or the whole team? Your Rockies Fest ticket gets you one autograph session and one player interview. How long is the interview? Can I get it on video or record it? Can I ask the player I’m interviewing for an autograph?
That’s the player interview that I want. If I wind up getting him, I’ll probably freeze up and be speechless.
Seriously, I’m not sure I could interview Todd. I can’t tell you what might happen.
Todd and I have a lot in common, if you add up the numbers on his jersey, that’s exactly how many letters that are in my last name.
I used to sport a goatee, and I play first base too. See, he and I could be BFF’s.
Will there be snacks be served?
Can we sneak down and take pictures of the humidor?
Is there a special Dinger dinosaur bathroom?
If there is can I take a whiz in it for schits and giggles?
Details, I like lots of details.
Good details can eliminate the need for questions. Eliminating the need for questions gives me time and peace of mind. Having peace of mind lets me relax and have a good time. Having a good time enourages me to spend more money. Me happy and spending money gives the Rockies more money. The Rockies with more money from their happy fans allows them to purchase more talent. More talent can pave the way to a World Series.
So now can you see how just giving good details to begin with can do wonders? It’s always the little things that make the difference…D