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.
I chowed down on Dad’s Super Dog and settled in for the game.
It wasn’t long before Tulo hit a bomb into the pond out in centerfield.
The Phillies had all of their heavy hitters in the lineup and quickly mounted a comeback. Here’s SS JImmy Rollins.
Here’s Chase Utley at bat.
He was followed by Ryan Howard.
The Rockies brought in newly aquired Jason Hammel for some relief pitching.
He 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.
The 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.
Chris Iannetta has accepted an invitation to play for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. That must be quite an honor! Way to go Chris. Here’s a pic of Mom helping me get my program signed by Chris last season.
I couldn’t think of a more deserving player. He’s a solid catcher, had a good year at the plate and treats the fans really well.
He’ll be playing alongside players like Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones and Jimmy Rollins. Brian Fuentes, who was recently traded from my Rox to the Angels has also accepted an invitation. Brad Hawpe got an invite, but hasn’t made a decision yet.