Wednesday April 23 2014
What can one say? “That baseball is baseball” does not satisfy. “That Denver is Homer Heaven” applies to both teams. In the first two games here, of 13 runs scored by both teams, 11 resulted from the round trippers, and almost all of those were solos. They say it is the light air,but we are still breathing without problems- and although the Rockies have been charged in the past with drying out the balls pregame, the umpires are supposed to be watching for that.
So, we must just say, that Cain Can and hope to hold our heads will be held a little higher when we return to SF tonight and that we are only 1/2 game off the lead. Go Phillies! Maybe game 13 will prove to be a lucky one.
Well with two losses we need to take something positive away from the stay in Denver. The food is good and the stadium is a good one to watch a game. We were supposed to meet our friends Henry and Jim again, but again they were detained. So far they have made good choices when it comes to places to eat and the Blue Moon brewing company was no exception. It is a good place to sit down and have a brew, and talk baseball before the game. The beers are craft beers, but produced by Miller Coors. The brewmaster studied in Belgium and his beers reflect that. Bert had the classic Pale Ale which had the orange citrus flavor they are known for. I had the Willis Schwartz. It is dark, hefty, and I think has chocolate and coffee flavor. Bert opted for the cheeseburger and for $9.50 it was plenty for two. Bert had to leave a good portion. I went for the burned ends and peppers. It was the ends of the brisket with pickles and peppers. If you like flavor this was a good choice. The peppers were hot enough to cause me to sweat just a little, but not be reduced to tears. One bite of the brisket ends and my tongue was ready to handle the next pepper. The pickles were good, and even sliced were not soggy. I think the only thing missing was a slice of bread to mop up the remainder of the brisket juice, but perhaps that is just a reflection of my years in Texas.
Jim and Henry eventually showed up at the seats and we had lively conversation about everything from rain to Groucho Marx. We had 4 people for Charleston SC next to us and they were Giants fans. On our left were two 19 year olds, one a Rockies fan, and the other a Giants fan. They were interested in Henry’s story about Great Clips offering fans an opportunity for purple hair. The one girl had a date coming up with a boy named Brandon so she was cheering for the Brandons in the game.
I will try to get a shot today of the view of the Rockies. Yesterday they were in view, but Bert was in a hurry to get his scorecard filled out prior to game time so I didn’t get the shot. We watched the game from section L340 and were in the 1st row. You have a good overview of the game. I haven’t mentioned much about the game, because to be frank it was a disappointment. At least last nights game was not an embarrassment. My only comments on the game were Hunter looks like he is coming out of his slump. Angel Pagan seemed caught up in the ejection of the previous night, and the fielder who normally makes outstanding catches seemed absent. His hitting was also not up to snuff. Then the question of what is up with Pablo? I guess time will tell. He looks like a totally different player than the Pablo of last season who waddled the bases, but had a bat that could hit anything. My take is he doesnt care about the Giants and is waiting for a contract else where next season. Not only does this stategy hurt the Giants, but he is costing himself big bucks not showing up at the plate.
Wednesday April 23 2014