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Back to Coors Field

So the regular season is well underway and I finally made it to Coors Field to see my Rockies back in action.  April is kind of funny in Colorado.  We get all kinds of weather and I didn’t want to bring my baby sister to a game in the snow and cold weather.  So I sent Mom and Dad out with some of their friends to scope things out a few weeks ago.  They went to see the Rockies take on the Padres. 
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They seemed to think it was warm enough for us to all go see a game.  I called up Grancie and Pap, got tickets and got ready for my first game of the season.  We went last weekend to see the Rockies take on the Marlins.

It was so great to be back at the yard.  It was rainy and breezy, but we were bundled up and did our best to stay warm.  Here’s the view from our seats. 
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Stacy seemed like she was having a lot of fun.  She ate puffs and stayed awake for almost the whole game! 
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Pap’s a trip.  He cracks me up. 
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Mom and Stacy all cute and snuggly. 
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We walked the concourse to get a few pictures. 
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The guys looked good and pulled out an 8-4 win.  We had a blast.   
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I think the weather has finally started to warm up around here.  I took my sister to the zoo last week for a picnic.  She loves being outside in the sun. 
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Mom and Dad took us to see a helicopter, fire truck and police cars.  Here’s me learning how to fly the helicopter. 
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Then I got to sit up front in the fire truck. 
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I’m so glad the summer is almost here.  I plan on making the most of the nice weather and catching lots of baseball games.  I’ll keep you posted on what I’m up to and you can be sure I’ll be cheering on my Rockies all season long. 

Talk to you soon!

-PBR

Look Out National League, Here Come The Rockies!

My Rockies have been making things very interesting lately.  A few days ago, they beat the Giants in 14 innings after Spilly hit a walk off grand slam and last night, they beat the Dodgers in 10 innings.  It’s starting to feel like Rocktober around here. 

I’ve been doing my best to be a good big brother.  My little sister Stacy is pretty neat.  I decided to take her to her first baseball game earlier this month.  Here’s a picture of her. 
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I didn’t take it personally that she decided to sleep through most of the game.  She sleeps almost as much as my kitty Sydney.  I went ahead and enjoyed the game.
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The weather has been perfect lately and we all kicked back to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
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The Pirates didn’t put up much of a fight and the Rockies breezed to an 8-0 victory. 
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I didn’t want to miss any of the game and saved my sleeping for the ride home. 
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Last week, we got lucky and our friend Shawn gave us his tickets to see the Giants.  He’s got great seats down the first base line.  They are up nice and close.  I could even hear Todd Helton when he was on the field. 
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Baseball and animal crackers.  Life is good. 
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I gave Stacy my hat, but I think it might be a little big.  At least she managed to stay awake for part of the game.   
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The Rockies really made this a fun one.  They rallied from being behind 6-1 to winning the game 14-11.  It was awesome! 
8.22.09-4.jpgThings are crazy around here right now.  The Rockies are playing great baseball and really making these games fun to watch.  I hope to catch another game in a few days, so stay tuned. 

I also want to wish Mom a Happy Birthday!  She’s the best! 

Rox vs. Braves, Family Time and A Special Delivery

It seems that the older I get, the busier I get.  My days are filling up with all kinds of things that I never imagined.  I like staying busy, but it does keep me from posting as much as I’d like.

Anyway, my cousin Robert came out from North Carolina to visit me a few weeks ago.  We went to the mountains, played in the batting cages and I took him to his first ever Major Leauge Baseball game!  He had been to several minor league games, but no big leauge games.  His team back home is the Durham Bulls.  Here we are hanging out.

7.09.09-5.jpgWe got tickets to see the Rockies take on the Atlanta Braves.  Here’s the view from our seats. 
7.09.09-1.jpgWe got to watch a beautiful sunset on a perfect night at the park. 
7.09.09-2.jpgDad was acting kind of weird during the game.  See he’s got Tommy Hanson and Brain McCann on his fantasy baseball team, so he was cheering for them, but we’re obviously all big Rockies fans…  I kept him in line and made sure he was rooting for the good guys.  I was nice enough to take a picture though for him.  Here’s Tommy Hanson pitching and Brian McCann catching. 
7.09.09-3.jpgIt was a great game, that went all the way to the end.  The Rockies were able to pull out a 1 run victory and I went home happy.  I even managed to get a ball for Robert.
7.09.09-4.jpgIn other news, Mom and Dad brought home a little sister for me.  Everybody meet Stacy!   
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In case you couldn’t tell, she’s really cute.  She spends most of her free time eating, sleeping and going to the bathroom, so I’m trying to find her some hobbies that will give her something else to occupy her time.  I’ll let you know how it goes. 

I’ve been making out pretty good so far.  I got to sleep over at Gran C and Pappy’s for a few nights and Grandma Goodrich came to town for a visit.  I was completely spoiled.  It was great. 
8.1.09.jpg I think I’ve talked everyone into taking me to a baseball game tomorrow.  Mom, Dad, Stacy and I are going to head down to catch a Sky Sox game with Gran C and Pappy.  I can’t wait.  Hope to see you soon! 

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! 

Mail Call #10

Back in Spring Training, Mom and Dad took some great pictures for my blog.  I decided to print a few out on Pappy’s fancy computer and see if I could get them signed.  Last week, I got one back from White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle. 

5.22.09.jpgHe’s off to another great season with a 6-1 record and a 2.77 ERA.  I was pumped to get my picture returned!

Dad and I went to see the Rockies vs. Astros last Thursday, but I don’t have any pictures.  We grabbed Mom’s camera, but didn’t realize the battery wasn’t in it.  So, we just went, had fun, ate ballpark food and hung with our buddy Steve.  The Rockies lost again…  They are really struggling right now.  I hope they can turn it around soon. 

Mail Call #9

I’ve got some more mail to share with you.  This time I got a letter from Mr. Duke Snider.  He doesn’t play anymore.  Mr. Snider is actually in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  Here’s what I got.
5.2.09.jpgThe Rockies have been on the road for a while and just got back in town last week.  Dad had some friends in town and they went to see the Rockies vs. Dodgers last weekend. 
4.26.09.jpgI hope to make it back to the stadium soon.  I’m overdue and I think the guys might be able to use my help.

Sheffield Hits Number 500!

Just wanted to give a quick congrats to Gary Sheffield, who hit his 500th home run last week with the New York Mets.  He’s been stuck on 499 since last season and we got to see him hit #500 on the MLB Network.  Check out our ball.

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You’ve probably noticed that my Rockies are off to a slow start.  They haven’t been playing well at all…  It’s early and I still have faith, but it can be tough to watch at times.  I just watched Franklin Morales give up back-to-back home runs to the nasty Diamondbacks.  I really don’t like those guys. 

This road trip has been too long.  Come back to Coors Field guys! 

Opening Week 2009

The 2009 season has officially begun.  The Rockies played their home opener against the Phillies on Friday.  We weren’t able to get tickets for Opening Day, but I did snag 4 tickets to see the Rockies vs. Phillies on Saturday. 

It felt good to be back at Coors Field.  Here’s Mom and I hanging out before the game.
4.11.09-1.jpgI chowed down on Dad’s Super Dog and settled in for the game. 
4.11.09-2.jpgIt wasn’t long before Tulo hit a bomb into the pond out in centerfield. 
4.11.09-3.jpgThe Phillies had all of their heavy hitters in the lineup and quickly mounted a comeback.  Here’s SS JImmy Rollins. 
 

4.11.09-4.jpg Here’s Chase Utley at bat.
4.11.09-5.jpgHe was followed by Ryan Howard. 
4.11.09-6.jpgThe Rockies brought in newly aquired Jason Hammel for some relief pitching. 
4.11.09-7.jpgHe had a tough outing and gave up a few runs.  Hopefully he was just having some jitters about his first start in a Rockies uniform.

The Rockies just couldn’t hold on and wound up losing 8-4.  Oh well.  It still felt pretty good to be back at the ballpark. 

Here’s me and the Grans.
4.11.09-8.jpgThe Rockies are on the road for the next 10 days, but are back home at the end of the month to take on the Dodgers and the Padres.  Keep an eye out and maybe you’ll see me at the park.      

More Fun in the Sun

I figured I’d share some more pics from my Florida vacation.  Dad got up early a few times to visit the Rays sping training facility down the street from us.  Here’s some shots he took.

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They had four fields with minor league teams practicing on each one. 
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One day Dad watched a 5-inning game between the AAA team.  The pitchers were fighting for the 5th starting spot in the Rays rotation and BJ Upton was playing centerfield. 
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Here’s BJ getting ready to run some sprints.
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I gave Dad a baseball to get signed by David Price, but Dad didn’t see him at the practice fields.  Oh well.  Dad did manage to get a few balls at batting practice for me to play with.  

Check out these alligators that lived in a pond near Grandma and Grandpa’s place.  I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere near the pond, but Dad let me look at the pictures. 
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Mom took me to dip my feet in the ocean for the first time. 
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The water was cold and I didn’t want to stay in for very long.  I think I’ll stick to the pool.  I called Grandma over to get me out. 
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I watched the boats go by and tried to talk to this stork in the picture.  I gave him my address and e-mail to make sure he didn’t get lost when he delivers the new baby. 
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Here’s Mom and I with Grandma and Grandpa.
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Our trip was over way too soon, but eventually we had to head home.  It was a whole lot of fun and I hope we can do it again next spring. 
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Hope everyone enjoyed Opening Day.  My Rockies suffered a loss yesterday, but I’m hoping we can pull out a win tonight against those pesky Diamondbacks.

The Colorado home opener is on Friday.  I’ll be at the stadium on Saturday to see my guys take on the world champion Phillies.  Hope to see you there! 

Mail Call #7

The weather lady on the TV said it might snow here tonight and tomorrow.  Quite a change from the 90+ degree heat we experienced in Arizona earlier this week.  I just got some more fresh Sping Training mail.  Time for another mail call!Snow on a Mailbox, © Richard Gross/Corbis, RF, Communications, Cultural artifacts, Homesick, Mailbox, Natural world, Nobody, North America, Outdoors, Remote, Seasons, Snow, USA, Weather, Winter

Today I got a letter from Matt Macri.  He plays third base for the Minnesota Twins. 

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Matt was actually drafted by the Rockies in 2004.  He worked his way up through the Rockies farm system with the Tri-City Dust Devils, Modesto Nuts, Tulsa Drillers and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.  In 2007, he was traded to the Twins and made his MLB debut on May 24th, 2008. 

I think the Twins are going to be a solid team this year in the America League.  Keep an eye out for Matt.  Thanks for signing my card Mr. Macri.

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