Giants vs Rockies Game 2 Ever heard of the Long Haul Bombers?..I hadn’t, these dudes play softball and are on a nation wide Stadium tour knocking the covers off softballs.
The Bombers use aluminum bats and the softballs had no problem reaching the concourse. I think there were six batters and they each were allowed to hit 15 softballs.
I’m telling you if felt like the Home Run Derby(in my mind).
The damn softballs were crashing all around me yet I remained empty-handed. I watched Robert snag one of the first softballs hit out to left field. His spot of choice was the last row of the pavilion…Good choice. No worries, I managed to snag a ball today during BP. I should have been sporting several more but two I misjudged and one landed right in my glove and bounced out…totally my bad.
I watched Tulo crush a ball about ten feet to my right and I was stuck because there was a family of four right blocking my access to it. As the ball neared I realized it was zeroing in for the father of the family standing beside me.
He was totally clueless so I screamed “Heads up dude”, it scared the sh*t out of him and at the last second he raised his glove up to his head and protected his face. He was stunned and stood there for a few minutes repeating out loud “That almost hit me”.
In all honesty I was waiting for a “thank you” from either him or his wife but it didn’t happen.
Jorge started for the day, here’s Bob Apodaca giving him a little pep talk.
The first pitch of the game.
Different and works if you’re hitting a Rave after the game.
Jorge at bat.
Fowler hitting a fouler.(that’s good huh?)
Floral print mishap of the game. Somebody really should tell him 🙂
Jorge posing as a first baseman.
Timmy looking much too chill.
A perfect evening.
Carlos was 1-3 with two runs scored.
Tulo went 2-3 with one RBI.
Packed and pump’n
Some Giants confusion late in the game. This dad disappeared and came back with a purple head. His kid lost it.
He ain’t getting by Todd Helton, not tonight.
Not my best shot of the evening but here’s Ian Stewart hitting a three run rocket in the sixth tying the game and spuring a seven-run inning. That single play totally shifted the momentum of the game in our favor.
Rounding first base.
In the sixth inning with two out, Todd Helton blasted a two out homer to right field about twenty feet from where I was sitting. Man that was fun. So much fun I must have misplaced my voice. When I woke up this morning it was gone along with my fear of getting swept.
The Rockies punish the Giants tonight 14-11 in front of 47,178 and I was able to laugh back hard at my friend Todd (the guy I have the season long Giants bet with), because this win was a come from behind win and those just mean more when you’re bragging up your team.
Easily one of the hottest and best Rockies games I’ve been to all year. Props to my friend for helping out a guy when he really needed some shade today.
GIANTS VS ROCKIES GAME 1
Today game was the official debut of the “New Ranter Hat”. If you follow this blog you know that the Rockies gave away 15,000 floppy hats similar to mine a few weeks back.
No worries it was time to change things up a little bit.
My friend Pete and I arrived at the Rockpile gate and were one of the first few through the gates.
We were to meet Scott and Stuart inside after batting practice. The Rockies decided not to take advantage of the beautiful weather and let the Giants take over the field.
In hindsight, they Rockies probably should have taken the opportunity and “Been on the Green”.
Today I ran into Kylie the infamous “Blake Street Blogger. I knew she would be attending this game and it wasn’t hard to spot her right up front in the Pavilion.
It was obvious that she was excited to be at Coors Field because she was beaming.
Welcome to Colorado Kylie, and your new home away from home Coors Field 🙂
I knew Joy (aka LUVMYROX) would be at this game too. I spotted her to my left taking pictures.
Below is the picture Joy took of me taking a picture her taking a picture of me. Thanks Joy 🙂
I managed to snag one ball today. It hit the bleachers in between a group of people and rolled down three rows right to me.
It was a perfect baseball and it was Kylie’s.
I ran into Geoff, he had the good seats today and he was showing off his snag of the day.
By the end of the first inning Cook had given up three runs.
Cook’s shoulder started to hurt and Tracy pulled him after walking Nate Schierholtz to open the fourth.
Props to Seth Smith for his 10th homer of the season in the 8th.
This loss hurt, I can hear my friend Todd (the guy have the Rockies/Giants season long bet with) in the distance. He is laughing at me and he sounds like Nelson from the Simpsons.
Rockies I can’t have that. I need a win tonight and so do you.
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