It follows the Yankees and the D-Backs and during the 2001 World Series just after the 911 attacks. Watch that show and try not to not get moist eyeballs.
You won’t make it.
That special was very touching and extremely well put together. The part when the little girl wrote a letter to Derek Jeter just after her dad died (her dad was one of the pilots), and she got to meet him and go to Yankee Stadium. That part choked me up. That was a classy thing to do.
Sure I really dig football and basketball and I miss them in their off-seasons.
But I daydream of baseball. I look at the schedule and plan what games I’ll be attending. I love figuring out which games will be primo “snagging days”.
I try to make sure that I make all of the games where bobble heads or other Rockies promotional gifts are handed out.
Well that’s not exactly true, lately my last thought has been about hopping in my car and hitting the 7-11 for a pack of cigarettes.
Day 6-Smoke free baby. I must say I’m not feeling like the friendliest fellow right now, but those who know me understand my situation and just ignore me. I’ve got a few more days worth of patches and then that’s it. I know at this point it’s mostly mental, but the brain can be a powerful thing when it wants something.
Normally I’m the guy that people come to for advice (it helps when most of yoru friends are younger).
Without going into a lot of details, I’ve seen some sheet in my lifetime and I can give people the benefit of my experiences, without them actually having to take that path.
I guess what I’m trying to say is “Thank You” to my readers who have been supportive of me in this “hellistic adventure” called quitting smoking. I’ll be there for you, and I appreciate you being there for me in my time of need. Baseball folk are straight up good people.
Hey Zack Hample when are you coming to Coor’s Field again?
No first row tickets for you this time buddy. You’re in the Pavilion with the Ranter and “it is on” my friend!!
Don’t take that as anymore than a friendly challenge. When I’m snagging in the Pavilion anywhere other then than first row, my only competition usually is my son Hunter.
When I’m fortunate enough to be snagging in the first row, I’m just a rookie there. Guys like Dan, Robert, Dave, and Danny own that row. I watch my P’s and Q’s and try to be respectful.
We’re still working on that particular scenario. He’s super competitive and REALLY hates to lose.
I don’t know where the hell he gets that from.
It will be good for him and he usually has a good story to tell.
I’ve heard Hunter ask his mom if he’s famous because his daddy’s a Rockies blogger, that’s my guy. I really enjoy the times I get to go to Rockies games with Hunter. Mylee too when she feels like going. Mylee likes the promotional giveaways, and Hunter is just a straight up baseball snagger.
It’s fun going to batting practice now that I know a lot more people. I’m not such a loner anymore. It’s cool to seeing and recognizing the same faces at the games. Getting to hang around people that are as excited about being there as I am.
Here are my goals for this baseball season.
1. Catch my elusive live home run ball, I’m tired of watching Happy’s videos and wishing it was me.
2. Snag 100 baseballs at batting practice. Easier said than done, when you make only half of the home games.
3. Personally obtain an autographed baseball of every player on the Rockies 40 man roster.
4. I would love the Rockpile Ranter to be the Rockies unofficial mascot (Hey, I can dream). Sort of like the barrel man for the Broncos.
I always do the best I can do to plug the Rockies? The sad part is there is probably not a single Rockies player who knows who the hell I am at this point. This leads me to number five.
5. Get the Rockies organization to take note of the Rockpile Ranter and his efforts and realize what a useful promotional tool I can be. The Rockies need more love. I’m just here to help in my own special way.
I think MLB TV Network should give MLBloggers opportunities to be the person who gets to say “play ball” like the hosts do now. It could be like a 5 second clip of us getting to say that and MLB could post the name of our blog on the bottom of the screen.
That would be really cool and cheap. I’d shoot that clip for free. Plus how cool would I look on TV saying “Play ball”. Remember doing stuff like that is a win/win situation for MLB network. Nobody loses when you plug your own blogging community on your own TV channel.
We could pick a theme and shoot a video to promote our blogs in our own creative ways?
That would be fun to see. So much talent here.
Oh yeah, I’m already thinking of some sweet ideas. How about from the Rockies Rockpile or how about me with a baseball glove and a bull horn on top of Pikes Peak?
That’s a pretty big Rockpile.
On a curious note: What happened to October Gonzo? He came in, gobbled up the front page and then disappeared? Who the hell was the mysterious Gonzo, and where is he hiding?
Witness protection? Laying low in the Hamptons? Joined the Peace corps? Maybe we’ll never know, maybe we’re not supposed to?
I could go on and on but I’m tired of sitting…Thanks for listening, without you I’m just a cool dude with a funny green hat…D
Here’s a couple shots of Hunter posing in his Broomfield Scorpions uniform. He’s excited because today was his last day of grade 3 and his baseball team will get to walk on Coors Field before the Rockies game on the 10th in their uniforms.
So far this year the Scorpions are 1-1 and Hunter got a base hit on his first pitch his first time at bat. Below is a clip of Hunter from practice today.
I must look like an idiot out there taking pictures and shooting video of his practice. I’m just proud that my son shares my love of baseball. He’s still learning and gets all stiff at times, but he’s starting to find his groove.
He isn’t locked into a position right now so he kind of plays ’em all like Ryan Spilborghs. I’m so proud of my little guy right now.