May 22 2014
Denver is certainly unique! Where else can you wake up to a pouring rain thunderstorm, be threatened by a tornado, and being forced into the hotel stairwell for protection, and two hours later open the ballpark( in the sunshine) although there were a few sprinkles.
And then have a second tornado hit the high-flying Rockies, keeping them scoreless, with only 2 hits until the 8th inning. Unfortunately, the 5-1 win had its sad parts. Both Cain and Casilla were disabled and sidelined for unknown times at this point. Hopefully this will not lead to the form reversal of 2013, after the Coors field visit that year.
Our brake out of homers, usually solos, as were these 3 showed the early wins, were not a fluke. The match game today will prove the point.
And now for the ladies view- With the weather, and the win, a visit from Dinger and of course the food, it is significant that none of the stories in my opinion was as significant as the story of Jose.We were in a section close to the field and I thought I might get Bert a ball before the game to commemorate the trip. I asked one of the Rockies field personnel if he snagged a foul ball if I might have it for Bert. He said he would try. He was unsuccessful, and suddenly a young Rockies fan walked over and handed me his ball. I believe he had overheard my request. Jose was a young Rockies fan who gave his precious baseball to Bert. People talk about values, and selfish kids today, and yet Jose is proof that there is hope. He came over and spoke baseball with Bert. He asked Bert to autograph his gloves. Bert showed him his Mets card from Spring training camp. I hope Rockies fans appreciate that when they have a representative like Jose that it reflects true greatness. I will say that Rockies fans win or lose are good sports, something I have seen slipping away from teams.
The weather reminded me of Texas, one minute hail, then tornadoes touching down in the area, the sunshine. You are never certain what is around the corner.The skies got dark and weather alert warned of tornados[/caption] We even got to shelter in the stairwells. We were given water, candy, and chocolate chip cookies as we waited in the stairwell.
We were in section 119 row 9 seats 6,7 and these seats were not as good. I had to peek between fans to see home plate, and even missed what caused Casilla’s injury. We were on the 1st base side and I saw him run, then saw him lying on the ground and pound the ground. He was clearly in pain. It looked like a knee injury at the time and he was carried from the field.The game went well for Cain, until something happened on the mound and he was suddenly not in the game, and no explanation was given.
We did make the TV and we were sent clips from Bert’s son in SF. Fans around us all wanted to see the clips and so my cell was passed around. People around us were all courteous, and it is a family friendly park. We received a visit from Dinger the Rockies mascot, who is an energetic clown. Dinger is as much of a fan favorite as any of the other Rocky super stars. We also ran into our usher friend Tom from the last visit, and he made sure we had a place to stay dry when the showers hit.
We took Albert’s advice again for unique food and I tried out the Elk brat. It was good, a little spicy, and covered in peppers and onions. Bert went for the Rocky dog and was disappointed. It was a foot long dog with sauerkraut and optional peppers and onions which Bert decided against. His dog was cold and the person who made it was clearly a rookie because there was paper between the dog and the bun. The MLB photographer came by and took photos. I am trying to convince her to try the Rocky Mt Oysters with me at Thurs game.
With the series tied 1-1 We are hopeful for a win by Hudson and our Boys from the Bay. I was delighted to see Hunter homer, and Sandoval follow. My heart sank with the injuries, and Posey was out of the lineup again. How deep can we ask these guys to dig? We will see if they can continue with the heart that has led them to lead the NL West.