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.
On the other side of the wall, I also got to see Aaron Cook warm up.
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.
On 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.
The Rockies had Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound.
Mom 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.
Don’t worry, I straightened her out and convinced her to cheer for the good guys.
And 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.
We’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!
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.
They had four fields with minor league teams practicing on each one.
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.
Here’s BJ getting ready to run some sprints.
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.
Mom took me to dip my feet in the ocean for the first time.
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.
Just me and Dad hangin’ out.
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.
I’ll see you in a few months buddy.
Here’s Mom and I with Grandma and Grandpa.
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.
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!