The Rockies had to non-tender CF Willy Taveras, after figuring out they wouldn’t be able to trade “Speedy” before Fridays deadline for offering contracts to arbitration eligible players.
The Rockies were trying to swing a deal with Taveras and Juan Morillio going to the Nationals for pitcher Tim Redding, but the deal fell flat.
So Willy T is Free. Actually Redding is too for that matter. I tell you what, if “Speedy” could up his OBP just a wee bit, you might really have something there. You need to be on base to “steal ’em”.
Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, and relievers Huston Street, Taylor Buchholz and Jason Grilli were tendered offers, along with Clint Barmes and Garrett Atkins.
Me, my head still hurts, but I’m on the upswing. Hunter and I are heading to the Nuggets game tonight.
I could possibly have a pair of backstage passes for us.
Third level seats tonight, but the backstage pictures should be cool.
I’m hoping to get Chauncey Billups, Balkman, and Birdman’s autograph tonight…D
I’ll be attending a special Dinner with the family on next Thursday.
It’s a dinner/get together, for the season ticket holders in the Pavilion at Coors Field.
<–(These are not Rockies season ticket holders, and will not be attending the dinner party).
This dinner/party doesn’t officially have a name yet, so I’ve been challenged to come up with one (Not much rhymes with pavilion).
It’s going to be a great time. Such a fun group of people.
A Mets fan, a Braves fan, a Yankees fan, and a Rockies fan are climbing up a mountian. On the way to the top, each is arguing about how loyal they are to their team and what they would do for that team.
Upon reaching the top, the Mets fan shouts, “This is for the Mets!!!” and throw’s himself off the top of the mountian. Next the Braves fan yells, “I love Atlanta”..This is for you Braves!!” and he too, jumps off. Finally when then the Rockies fan reaches the top he screams, “This is for EVERYONE!!” and pushes the Yankee fan off the mountian.
More when I get it…D
First in line today, second through the gate. We hauled butt to make it to the Pavilion first and right as we entered I was immediately chasing a ball hit to the section next to the one I was standing in.
I reached down to snag it and got beat by a larger man who had walked down five measly stairs to to out snag me.
Thank god I opted for those anger management classes.
So instead of making him the exact weight of a baseball heavier, I looked him back and said ” I should have brought some food, then I could have distracted you”
He didn’t like that too much. Probably about as much as I enjoyed his comment. It aint always pretty at BP here folks.
I did have one more opportunity to snag a ball, but it went a little farther than I anticipated and tipped off of my glove on a rebound off of the bleachers. Totally my bad on that one.
I looked over and saw Hunter and Mylee giving it their best.
Hunter was doing a little better than me (as usual).
He managed to snag four today. Mylee and I had to bow to his greatness.
We figured since it was a small crowd today we would head over to the Rockies dugout and try to get an autograph.
As soon as we got there Brian Fuentes was signing.
I always kind of bust on him because he has that glaring stare that can mess you up.
But as he was standing in front of me signing our stuff, he seemed friendly and really cool. He was talking to the fans, making jokes. He was totally relaxed, and he should be.
He’s the “Super Southpaw”
We were lucky enough to get Chris Iannetta to sign for us too.
He worked his way through the crowd, head down and didn’t say much. No worries.
Thanks for the autographs Chris !
A few minutes later we saw Clint Hurdle and Pitching Coach Bob Apodaca out signing.
Maybe Bob should go one size bigger on those pants.
Next up, Garrett Atkins.
A nice shot Alana, my favorite FSN employee.
This Blog entry will be continued and finished in the Morning..Some serious pictures to come..
Ok, I had a great sleep. Got all my stuff ready for the game today (Sunday) and here we go with the rest of this entry.
It’s time for a picture show.
The dragon slayer Josh Fogg and Jeremy Affeldt were presented with their overdue 2007 National League Richampionship rings during a ceremony before the game.
Here is Barmes
Next up Chris Iannetta and Ian Stewart signing autographs Ian Stewart stretchng before the game Tulo and Stewart
Playing Catch One shot of the Reds having fun Garrett Atkins stretching Willy Taveras telling a Story
I didn’t get to stay for the whole game because I had a softball commitment. My team is called “The Greatest Softball Team in the History of Mankind” and we suck.
We got killed by like ten runs but I really like playing with this group of people I work with.
We have a good time.
Rockies lost this game 8-5. Hernandez straight up admitted he pitched like crap. I’m for giving a guy a few chances but it’s time for Livian to step up or keep stepping.
Heading out the door in a couple hours. Lets see how the day unfolds.
B, Hunter and I will be at the game today..Cookie is on the mound so I think we’ll be ok.