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CHA-CHING, Rox Win & Someone Gets a Hit!

4-5-2011

Starters:

            Rox: Jhoulys Chacin

            Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw

After a shutout BP where I still have not caught a ball making me 0-3 games this season which is a slight slumb when snagin’. We then headed over to the 1st base line to see if we could get a auto or 2. I only got a Ryan Spilbourghs on a Ticket stub from a game last year that he Cargo and Seth Smith hit Back to Back to Back Homers against the Diamondbacks on May 27th.

 

IMG_3078.JPGThe L.A. Dodgers and Rockies this is the new LCD board under the Mountain Ranch Club.

IMG_3084.JPG                Jhoulys Chacin  heading to the Bullpen for his start.       

IMG_3090.JPG                                    The Deuce stretching before the game    

 

IMG_3103.JPG                          The Rockies during the National Anthem

 
 
IMG_3159.JPG                       Spilli signing autographs before the game.

 

IMG_3112.JPG                       Today I sat in section 153 with Gary and Lil’ X

                   Here’s the Rockies taking the field against  the Dodgers.

 

IMG_3121.JPGJhoulys throwing the first pitch to the Dodgers Rafael Furcal. furcal would go 0-4 this game grounding out at each at bat. Chacin pitched a really good game letting up 5 hits, striking out 3 holding the Dodgers to no runs in 7 innings. 2 of the strike outs were in the4th against Uribe and Barajas.      

Now normaly I would not post so many photos of one play but this is a double play in the second inning. The ball was hit by Uribe to Wiggington at third Lopez gets Loney out at second throws to Helton to get Uribe incredible play.   
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                      Hey Rod Barajas, Remember that time you were a Met!!

 

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                        Rod Barajas as a catcher for the Mets Last April

 

             In the 4th someone finally got a hit ! After going 0-9 He hit a big one for a Homerun.
IMG_3238.JPG            The Deuce Troy Tulowitzki rounding the bases after his 4th inning homerun. Which raised his batting avg. to .100 Whoooo Hoooo.

 

        The 4th inning Homerun by the Deuce was the first run of the game. The Rox also scored a run in the 5th when Chris Iannetta also hit a solo Homerun. Then they went on to score in the 6th. With Dex hitting a lead off 2b, he later scored on a Lopez single. making the score 3-0 Rockies. the Rockies after this game are now 2-1 for the 2011 season Jhoulys got the win and Street jith the save.

 
 
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                  Huston Street pitching to the last batter of the game in the 9th inning. Much better pitching performance from Street this game 3up 3 down and he did it in under 15 pitches. Way to go Huston ! 

 

 

     Like usually we headed over to the Root Sports post game desk to celabrate the victory.

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     Tom Helmer, The Cowboy Tracy Ringolsby and George Frazier at the post game desk.

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                        Once again great night hangin with the Rantics @ Coors.

                                                   See you at Coors.

Thanks to everyone who checked out the 5 additions of this post that were posted incomplete with out my knowing.

 

Rox Fest 2011

                   

            Rockies Fest 2011 was held Saturday January 22 @ Coors Field. It is a day where the fans realy get to interact and meet Rockies players and Coaches. The event is a a great time of year for baseball fans just when we are realy looking for a baseball fix. We are starting to anticiapate Spring Training and the begining of the new baseball season that is just luming in the near future. This was my second year attending the Rockies Fest. Last year was awsome and couldn’t wait to attend this year that I tried so hard to get tickets that I ended up with 2. Thanks to Robert and Judy. Rockies Fest tickets are only available to Rockies Season ticket holders. So for us non season ticket holders we realy rely on generous Season ticket holders who have extras or can not make it. Thanks again you guys Rock!!!!!!   

 

 

             As I was walking from where I parked. I met up with Doug and Geoff. Who are in this photo with Robert. The bat Geoff was holding is a Willie Taveras bat that was used and cracked by Tulo!!!! He later got the bat autographed by Tulo.

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Gary X Taking a picture of me as we were waiting on line outside. Also in photo Allanah X and Ken in the background.                    
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                    The Rockies Statue of Liberty from The 2008 All-Star Games
 
 in NY
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                                             Table with Branded Baseballs IMG_1173.JPG
Branding Rockies symbols on old batting practice balls. They were for sale for $10.00 and the money went to the Rockies charities.IMG_1174.JPG                      A stack of media guides inside the visiting teams radio booth.
IMG_1179.JPGThe first thing I had tickets for was the 10:30 Interview Session. In the panel were 2 new members of the Rockies Ty Wiggington and Jose Morales. Also on the panel was Rockies 3rd Baseman Ian Stewart, Relief Pitcher Matt Daley, Bullpen Coach Jim Wright and Infield Coach/3rd Base Coach Rich Dauer. The questions were asked by FSN/Root Sports play by play announcer Drew Goodman and sideline reporter Allana Rizzo.

                
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  Jose Morales answering questions during the 10:30 Interview session. Jose was aquired from the The Twins earlier in the off season. He was a back up catcher to Joe Mauer. When asked about what he had learned watching Joe Mauer play he said, The one things was how he justed played everyday and competed everyday.

 
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    Rockies Bullpen Coach Jim Wright answering questions during the 10:30 interview session. When he was asked how he was going to keep track of all the Matt’s in the Bullpen he said he would have to work on that one he would have to figure out a FOUR MATT!!!Since their are 4 players named Matt in the bullpen this year. Matt Daley, Matt Lindstrom, Matt Belise & Matt Reynolds. He also said their are 7 realy strong arms in the bullpen an it is a good position to be in, he also is a thrill and honored to work with these players. In this Interview session we were also introduced to new Rockies utility infielder Ty Wiggington, Who was picked up from the Orioles in early in December. He was asked which position he felt most comftable in and he said in the batting order ! He said no matter what position he is playing he has learned to keep it simple a ground balls a ground ball, a fly balls a fly ball. you catch it you throw it.
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 Ryan Spilborghs pu
chases a Dinger stuffed animal. I asked him if it was for the Llama that he appears with in one of the upcoming FSN/Root Sports Rockies commercial.IMG_1202.JPG
 Cole Gardner outfielder for the Colorado Springs Skysox outfielder Cole Gardner  playing video games with young Rockies fan.
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 2010 Rockies #1 draft pick Kyle Parker signing @ the Minor League and Prospect signing table. Kyle is the starting quarterback for the Clemson Tigers and recently injured his rib’s in the bowl game against Kentucky. He said they are getting better and he is feeling fine.
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My First autograph session was in the visitors locker room. This is a photo of Rockies 3rd baseman Ian Stewart and Infield/3rd Base coach Rich Dauer.
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   The Interview session with the Rockies Front office and Jim Tracy. I did not attend this session but took the photo as I walked past the session taking place.
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 Tom Helmer Throws the drive by thumbs up as I was passing the FSN/Roots Sports desk                                          
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 Rockies starting pitcher Jason Hammel Playing Just Dance 2 against Rockies fans
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                Matt  Daley signing autographs after playing Guitar Hero.IMG_1238.JPG
                   Eric Young Jr. Playing Just Dance 2 with Rockies fan. On the club level.
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 Eric Young Jr. Play’s Just Dance 2 against Allanah X
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    Ryan Spilborghs signing autographs on the club level. He is signing my ball in this photo.
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 Felipe Paulino and Jose Morales sign autographs on the suite level.
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  Allanah X speeks to Rockies relief Pitcher Matt Reynolds. The funniest thing was when she showed him her photo of him during the rookie hazing after the final game of last season. When some of the veterans players walked with the 1st and 2nd year players. From Coors Field to The Chop House were most of the rookies we’re in diapiers or dressed as Chippendale dancers with spandex pants and bow ties. for more photo of the rookies hazing check em’ out on the rockpile rant.       baseballsnatcher.mlblogs.com  

I found this photo even funnier after I saw the photo in the background with the hand on the hip.
IMG_1307.JPG                           Alannah X talks to Managers  Jim Tracy. 
IMG_1311.JPGThe bored and lonesome field. This place will be hot soon. Is it April Yet?
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IMG_1317.JPGIt would not be a Rockies Event without This Guy (Robert).

        
IMG_1318.JPGPhotos of my Autographs from Rockies Fest. Autographed Photos of Ian Stewart, Rich Dauer infield/3rd base coach. Jose Morales new Catcher, Felipe Paulino New relief pitcher, Pitching coach Bob Apodaca. Autographed balls Outfielder Ryan Spilbourghs & Jason Giambi. also got all top prospects in my program, Including 2010 1st round draft pick and Clemson QB Kylie Parker.IMG_1320.JPG

Once again I would like to thank Judy and Robert for getting me Tickets. also thanks to “D” The Rockpile Ranter and Gary and Allanah X, Anna and everybody else I hung out with at Rockies Fest.for making the day so great.

              Thats It see Ya in March @ SpringTraining in Scottsdale at Salt River Field @ Talking Stick. I will be there March 18th thru 22nd.

 

 

 

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 Heres a photo not baseball related. It is a new piece of art located at Broadway and Walnut. Lee Friedlander and Mr. F inspired.

 

 

 

 

Here enjoy a few out take photos.

 

 

 

 

IMG_1259.JPGAnother of EYJ Playing just dance 2

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Tracy Ringolsby in one of the hallways talking to Rockies Fans.

 

 

Tulo’s cleat outside his locker in the Rockies Club House, this didn’t make the main part. Because me and “D” the Rockpile Ranter think way to alike and has the same photo posted on his blog.
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