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Interleague Play and a Quick Update

I’ve been pretty quiet on my blog lately.  But that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped cheering for my Rockies or watching baseball.  This summer has kept me busy so far and I don’t see my schedule slowing down any time soon. 

Anyway, a few weeks ago, I caught a few games when the Tampa Bay Rays came to town.  One night, was a guy’s night out, with Dad and our buddy Ned.  Here’s some shots of David Price warming up in the bullpen.  He’s on Dad’s fantasy baseball team, so I figured I’d snap a few pics for him. 
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On the other side of the wall, I also got to see Aaron Cook warm up.
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We sat in the outfield eating hot dogs and argued over who to cheer for.  My Rockies beat up on David Price and got the win.  

6.17.09-5.jpgOn the next afternoon, we headed back to the stadium for another game.  This time, we made sure to take Mom with us.  Dad actually won a pair of tickets from work and we got to sit in the fancy club level at the stadium.  It was our first time seeing a game from this part of the park.
 

6.18.09-1.jpgThe Rockies had Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound. 
6.18.09-2.jpgMom was rooting for the Rockies, but she has Evan Longoria on her fantasy baseball team, so she was secretly cheering for him.  Fantasy baseball can really get you mixed up on who to root for.   
6.18.09-3.jpgDon’t worry, I straightened her out and convinced her to cheer for the good guys.
6.18.09-4.jpgAnd of course, they won!  My guys have been doing great lately.  I just hope we can keep it up and catch those pesky Dodgers. 

My cousin Robert is in town for the next few days.  He flew all the way out from North Carolina.   I love having him stay with us.  He’s funny and I like playing with him.  He was lucky enough to recently visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.  He even brought me back a nice, new hat.

Today, we headed up to Rocky Mountain National Park.
7.7.09.jpgWe’re taking him with us to the ballpark later this week.  We’ll see the Rockies take on the Braves.  I can’t wait.  Talk to you soon! 

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Mail Call #5

I figured I’d share some more fun stuff I got in the mail during the offseason.  Here’s a special one for the pitchers and catchers that reported to Spring Training today.

This letter was from Aaron Cook.  He’s one of my favorite pitchers.

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Aaron got alot of attention this year after he pitched three shutout innings during the All Star Game at Yankee Stadium.  He did a great job, just like he did for the Rockies nearly all season.  Only ten days until the first Spring Training games!  Anybody have a time machine I can borrow?   

My Last Rockies Game of the Season

Gran C and Pappy offered to take us to one last Rockies game of the season.  I couldn’t say no and I was excited to catch one more game.  Here’s Mom, Dad and I waiting to get in.
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I knew that Aaron Cook was going to be pitching tonight.  I told Dad to take some good pictures for my blog. 
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We had a great time at the game.  I did my impression of one of the seven dwarves. 
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Dad said I looked like a garden gnome.  Dad, what’s a gnome?  Either way, Gran C and Pappy seemed to get a kick out of it. 
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Aaron pitched a good game and we had a nice view from our seats. 
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Brian Fuentes didn’t have a good time.  He gave up 2 runs in the 9th inning to give the snakes the lead.  I rallied around my team and yelled and clapped and yelled some more.  I even put on my funny looking rally cap. 
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They put out a good effort, but couldn’t come up with the win. 
9.20-9.jpgNext season guys, next season.  Mom snapped another picture on the way out. 
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I slept like a baby the whole way home. 
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Thanks for reading my blog.  I have a surpirse trip coming up.  I’m headed out tomorrow night and will be lucky enough to catch a baseball game in a new place.  Stay tuned to my blog and I’ll fill you in on all of the details when I get back. 

Oh, and I watched a great game tonight on TV.  I watched the last game that’s ever going to be played at Yankee Stadium.  I got a pretty good history lesson from Dad and really enjoyed all of the ceremonies.  It’s hard to believe they’re going to move.

I really need to get my bags packed.  Stay tuned. 
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-PBR