Just wanted to update everyone and let you know that Naomi is not lost or missing anymore. She may not want to be found but she is not missing at this point. Props to her mother for some fine detective work(thank you).
I want to personally thank everyone who helped me this week and thank those of you who sent well wishes. This kind of thing is a parent’s worst nightmare and I appreciate all the support.
I love this community and the help I’ve received has been extremely touching. I’m not thrilled with where she’s calling home but at least I have closure. Krista, Hunter, Mylee and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts…D The Rockpile Ranter
8/25/09 Dodgers vs Rockies Game 1
For those of you who were worried about the rain and stayed home missing this epic Rockies game let me just say you Fu*ked up.
Last night Coors field was buzzing like a giant size orgasmatron which in the end left the Dodgers feeling wet and unfulfilled 🙂
I was first through the Rockpile gate today.
As much as I like Zack Hample there was no way he was getting inside my Pavilion before I was. That actually paid off for me. As I decended the pavilion stairs Aaron Cook was picking a baseball up from the outfield fence and I said “Hey Aaron” and held up my glove. I normally don’t ask but I was the first one there and it was just me and Aaron.
Aaron looked up and tossed me that ball…Thank you Aaron. His toss was a bit short and rolled underneath the bleachers all the way to the front of row two. I was the only one in that section so I casually walked down the bleachers to the bottom and picked it up. When I looked up standing in front of me was Zack Hample “The King of Snag” as I’ve labeled him.
Batting practice was all about fun today. I actually had some play on a bunch of homers that I thought were out of my reach. I bobbled one of them, chased several more and came up short. Twice during BP I missed a toss up form Seth Smith who I swear was trying to toss right to me. Sorry Seth my bad, I do appreciate it.
Dan and Zack
I let it hit the bleacher in front of me and it bounced back into my row. I wasn’t going to dive for it because I had my camera in my hand. As I reached down to possess it another Rockies fan got all up in my space and snatched it up.
I believe I mentioned something like “Dude if you want it that bad you can have it”. At that point my entire mission for the rest of BP was to deny that pr-ick another baseball.
It worked, the last homer of batting practice was caught by yours truly while that dude watched helplessly.
That baseball said “Dodgertown” on it and I walked over and gave it to Joy’s (aka LUVMYROX) son.
Today I witnessed another unnecessary batting practice injury. A guy was standing up against the rail in row two talking to his buddies. He had no idea it was heading right for him and it clocked him above the temple.
All I can say is it’s a good thing he didn’t see it or he would have tensed up and probably got killed.
Guess who came up from AAA Sky Sox today?
Eric Young Jr. got his first hit today, here’s a picture of it. He made it to first safely and later tried to steal second.
Here is the picture I got of EY Jr’s first steal attempt. As you can tell he didn’t make it.
Here’s my picture show for this game.
Making sure home is clean.
He caught Clint Barmes’s home run ball, nice job brotha!
Here’s the hefty fella who runs across the field in-between innings. This guy is quite popular.
This picture is for Queen Geri.
Manny wasn’t well received at Coors when he stepped to the plate.
He seemed frustrated. Maybe the negativity got to him?
Matt Murton and Seth Smith
Eric Young Jr. Leaping for a ball. This dude is going to be fun to watch mature.
The basball in the picture is actually Dan’s he just doesn’t know it at this point.
Crazy fun time today all around.
With each new win it feels like I’m watching Rockies history being made. Come to think of it…I am.
Zack Hample..Have a safe trip home brotha.
Go Rockies, all is good in my world it’s time to show the world :)…D
Its 5am and I’m getting stuff ready for my yard sale. As I type it is sprinkling out. As much as is sucks losing to the Dodgers at home (I hate losing to the Dodgers) I had fun and met a couple of fellow bloggers.
I didn’t get to socialize with them as it was during batting practice and I don’t talk too much durring BP.
Both Rockies blogs and both excellent ones.
Batting practice was quite slow. I think maybe 10 BP homeruns were hit total. I snagged a toss up from Spilborghs which I gave to a kid behind me and I snagged another on the fly from Dodgers # 14 Juan Castro. I gave that ball to Emily.
I don’t have time to do a monster blog but I took some pretty cool pictures last night. I was lucky yesterday and Dan hooked me up with “Row 1” seats (Thanks Dan). I was about as far left in the Pavilion as you can go. Excellent home run seats.
Nothing was hit in my direction.
My last sentence in my last entry said “Rockies make me wish I was watching this game on TV” as I have been taking in the road games via Gameday Audio on my computer. Last nights game against the D-Backs was one I would have liked to have watched.
Brad Hawpe has been one of those Rockies who I know is good but never payed a lot of attention to. Brad is a trooper and I like his style.
As long as my kids haven’t lost their wristbands they’ll get to run around the bases after the game on Sunday as part of the Rockies Rookies Kids Fan Club.
I just watched an interview with Steve Martin talking about the making of “The Jerk”.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since that movie was released. If you have never seen it, it’s a must see classic.
Everybody has their favorite line in “The Jerk”
De La Rosa will be on the mound this afternoon hungry for his first win. This would be a great time to see him shine. A win today would give us the D-Back series and send the Rockies back home with a postive vibe and a few wins under their belt.
The Rockies are going to need it because say what you want,….the Dodgers are no joke this season. Manny Ramirez is a huge part of the enthusiasm of his team but in reality the Dodgers have many weapons besides his power.
I want to see the Rockies destroy the Dodgers here at Coors. I want to see Helton hit his first homer at home. I’d like to be the lucky SOB who catches that homer but seeing it would be sufficient.
I wait at the gates for them to swing open,
Excited for the game and a win I’m hopin.
Players on the field the batting cages are out,
There’s a shot to left field it’s mine no doubt.
It’s a piece of the game it’s all part of the fun,
and if you’re on your game you might get more than one.
To be continued…D