Tagged: Brewers

Rainy Day in the Desert.

I started the day off at Maryvalle Ballpark. It was a game between the Brewers and the Texas Rangers. Maryvalle ballpark is home of the Milwaukee Brewers.This day the Rockies were scheduled to play the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium, but we chose to head to Maryvalle Ball Park it was Hank Aaron Bobble head day. So we got to the stadium early and the weather was overcast.

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So we headed over to the Minor League Fields. The Brewers Triple A and double A teams were playing against the Reds Minor League Teams. So as we were watching players warming up. We noticed a large amount of the Japanese Press standing around waiting for someone, then a cart pulled up with this player.

 

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He is Takashi Saito he is a pitcher for the Brewers. Takashi played 13 years in Japan before coming to the USA in 2005. He has played for the Red Sox, Braves  and now the Brewers.

 

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    Minor League Catcher reaches for a ball outside during warm ups in the bullpen.

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                                                     Players Heading to the field

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A look into the Reds Dugout. Most of these players are from their Minor league team in Louisville Bats. Also their Double a Team The Carolina Mudcats Located outside of Raliegh,N.C.

 

 

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                     Here is the BNW to show off my mad photo skillz. Bat end in fence.

 

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                          Player operating radar gun behind home plate.

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Takashi Saito Pitching in the 4th inning of the game for the Brewers. The Brewers Minor League affiliates are the Triple A Nashville Sound and Double A Huntsville Stars. At this time there are to games going on adjacent fields. After this I headed over to the neighboring field for a few photos.

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                             Runner tries to stop between 2nd and 3rd base.

 

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 This is the runner rounding third as the ball was hit to the outfield on the next pitch. So after about an hour watching ball on the back fields it was time to head over to get in line for the Major League game.

 

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              Nothing screams Brewers baseball like empty cases of Miller Beer.

 

 

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                                Another BNW to Show …. Ahhhh nevermind!!!!!

 

 
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                        Handing out the Hank Aaron Bobble Heads inside the gates.

 

 

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A look from Right field of Maryvalle Stadium. When we got into the stadium the Brewers were taking batting practice so the game was looking very promising. So there was only about 5 min. of batting practice before they wrapped it up and only one ball was hit to the berm and who got it but………

 

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                       Robert the ball that pretty much landed at his feet on the berm. I thought I had a better chance at catching some baseballs this day since he forgot his glove and I had mine well that did not matter. Now I know the ball magnet is not in his glove!!!

 

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Well after about an hour of rain the game was called off. It was cool talking to a few Rockies fans that were at this game also.  So the tix for this game will be good for any Spring Training game for the next 2 years so I got a ticket for a future game. After this game we were suppose to head to Peoria for a Mariners game but figured it would also be rained out. So we figured we would head over to Salt River Fields to see of anything was going on there. We knew their was a game that night but wasn’t sure if it was going to be played. After we figured that the game was going to be played we headed into the Stadium for the game between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers.

 

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                          A look at the sunset at SRF Before the game.

 

 

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                            LA Dodgers outfielder Andre Either signing autographs.

 

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               D’Backs Pitcher Ian Kennedy throws first pitch to Dodgers SS Gordon.

                                                                                                                               

 

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                                   Another look at Ian Kennedy throwing a pitch.

 

 

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                    Andre Either in the on deck circle before his at bat in the 1st. inning

 

After the first inning I took notice of a very familiar man sitting 10 rows in front of me. So I asked the usher if that is……

 

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                ….and she answered yes that is Tommy Lasorda.

 

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                Dodgers SS makes play at second on D’Backs player Stephen Drew.

 

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So after the third inning we were allowed to go down for autographs. This is Tommy Lasorda signing an autograph for Robert. Then he signed a ball for me as well.

                         After about another half inning or so he left.

 

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           The next photo I really like it is of The Dodger SS making a play in the 2nd inning.

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       The play ended up being an era as he hit the ground before the throw was made to first.

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                         Clayton Kershaw pitching with runner on 2nd.

 

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   Chris Young crosses plate for the D’backs 1st run of the game of a Miranda 1B.

 

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            Ex Rockies Utility man Melvin Mora at bat in the 4th inning.

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                              Andre Ether at bat in the 6th inning.

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                                           This is him being thrown out at first base.

 

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              Kids sliding down the wet grass of the berm.

 

 

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The final score of the game was the Diamond backs 3 LA Dodgers 0. It was a fun game to watch. It was a fun game to watch not really caring who won or lost and best of all and an event that made the trip well worth it I MET TOMMY LASORDA!!!!!

 

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      Watering the back fields after the D’backs game on the Rockies side of the complex. 

 

 

Once again thanks for checking out the post. Even though I am home there are still post from spring training I will be posting, Still another game and the Diamondbacks side of Salt River Fields. before the Rockies Home Opener on April first and the Public practice at Coors Field on March 31. Have a great Spring training story email me @ Rox_addict@yahoo.com. This is for a future post featuring the readers of the Addict. If you have an opinion on The New Complex   let me know what it is would love to hear from you guys.  

Somethings Brewing in the Desert…..

March 18, 2001 My First game @Salt River Fields @ Talking Stick.

After being on a plane for 2 hour and arriving in Arizona I headed to SRF@TS. The Rockies played the Brewers. When I arrived, I first headed over to the D’backs side to try to snag some BP balls. As I was walking up the last ball of BP was hit over the wall. So I did not get anything. So then I head back to the Rockies side of the complex and they were getting ready for their BP. That was a bust considering you can’t get to many baseballs on the Rockies side due to a fence behind their practice field.Also tried to stay by a roped off area figuring I would get some autographs it turns out the players really don’t pass to close to this area. After the gates had opened I headed in for my first look at SRF@TS . Of course I used the Rockies entrance.

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Rockies Minor League Players by the batting cages on the Rockies walkway leading to the Rockies Gate.

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One of the LED boards on the 1st backside

IMG_0181.JPG                              Hey “D” look there are hosers!!!

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                        Todd Heltons glove and warm up bat. Along the first baseline.
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Rockies Prospect Charlie Blackmon stretching. He was the player that won the game for the Rox in the 1st game at SRF@TS.

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Jonny Herrera looking at his power drink very confusingly in the Rockies Dugout.

 

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Charlie Blackmon signing autos. Here is my creative close up BNW to show off my mad photos skillz!!!!!!!

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        A look in the Rockies Dugout right before the game against the Brewers.

 

Now it was game time. The starting Pitcher for the Rockies was Gregg Reynolds.The 1st batter for the Brewers was 2nd baseman Reggie Weeks  who hit a fly out to Centerfield.

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“The Deuce” Troy Tulowitzki field a pop fly from Ryan Braun for the 3rd out of the first inning.

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Seth Smith scoring the Rox 1st run in the first inning after a Cargo double.

 

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After the Rockies scored 5 runs in the 1st the Brewers take out starting pitcher Perralta. in #48 Dillard.

 
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So during the pitching change it was time for a brew break. Ok so I did not get a beer from Capt. Earthman. But what great timing for this super hero of adult beverages.

So in the 1st the Rox scored 5 and sent 10 batters to the plate. The brewers did not respond to the 4th inning when they scored their first run when Braun hit a single that scored Reggie Weeks from 2nd. The brewers ended up scoring a bunch.

 

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                                  Ben Paulson makes an out for the Rox in the 3rd

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               catcher Mike Mckenry and relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom chilling in the bullpen..

 

 

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                      The final score was (9-7) Rockies at the end of the game.

 

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                         Rockies celebrate their victory over the Brewers

 

                                               Other photos

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               Mike Mckenry sign autos before the game.

 

                                 A look at Salt River Field @ Talking Stick

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                      Dan and Emily were at the game today good to see you guys.

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            And the this guy was there too. Robert wearing his Jimmy Buffett best!!!!

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Thats it that was my first day at Salt River Fields @ Talking Stick. Keep checking back as I post about the Rox against the Reds @ Goodyear Ballpark, Rox Vs. Angels @SRF@TS and a special on the Diamond backs side of the complex.                                                       

                     
I am the Rox Addict and I am High on life in the desert!!!!!!!