Tagged: Pavilion Party

Fans galore, now I miss it more.



 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.

choosy.jpgI was just glad my family was invited to be part of this gathering. See, I’m not a season ticket
holder because I can’t make every game. Afternoon games are tough for me during the week.

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.


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Capt EArthman working1.jpgI did get to see a bunch of familiar faces.

 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.
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Here’s Hunter dreaming about baseball.




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Here’s Mylee not dreaming about baseball.





Here’s another one of the kids.

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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. 



I didn’t get a good shot of Robert, (bald head next to computer in window), but he’s eating dinner with Ryan Spilborghs dad (plaid shirt).

GT.gifI had the green chile burger and believe me I’m feeling it.

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.


Great idea112.JPGFor 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.

Herges Auto.jpg               How cool is it that I receive this the day of the Rockies Pavilion Party,…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 Thumbnail image                           

No “P” for me


no P-1.JPGSome people have no X-mas spirit. A few months back I bought some lettering for the back of my Rockies Jersey. It was the letters to spell Rockpile Ranter. Yesterday I finally had some time to lay out the letters and see how it looked.

Thumbnail image for p-1.jpgIt looked cool, really cool, except one thing. I was missing the letter “P”.

I remember opening up the letter when it arrived in the mail. I checked and was sure all the letters were all there. Then I put them away for safekeeping.

                                  Somehow I lost my freggin “P”
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So I’m wondering what the hell I’m going to do. Changing my blog name isn’t an option, that can come back and bite you. After some thought, I decided to contact the guy on Ebay who
Thumbnail image for silver p1.jpgsold me the lettering.

The email I sent him said that I purchased the letters a while back, and when I went to apply them to the Jersey, I was missing the “P”.

 I mentioned that I wasn’t accusing him of not sending my “P”, I was just in need of a good “P” so I could complete my “Pile”.


Letter_P_Tree[1].JPGI asked this dude if I could purchase a stand alone “P” , and I was curious how much one “P” would cost me.

He responded back with “seven dollars for a “P”.

Holy P-pot man, I couldn’t believe it, I’ve never paid for a “P” before, and the fact that hePeeing 1.JPG wanted seven dollars for one tiny little “P”, at X-mas time just floored me.

Some people, I tell you.

 I hope this is the last time I’m ever in bad need of a “P”.

 It’s bad enough just needing a “P”, but paying twice for a “P” pretty pathetic. I guess that’s the chance you take with online retailers. No face to face interaction.

It’s harder to tell me it’s going to cost seven dollars when I’m standing right in front of you 🙂 

So in hindsight, always check and make sure you have your “P” because there is nothing worse than a P-less Pile.

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