Welcome to the first game at Coors Field for 2013. In the murky 40 degree temperatures of Rochester, MN, I will be here all game with a live blog on the game being played in the perfect Colorado weather.
Weiss and Bichette are re-united with old teammates today as part of Opening Day at Coors Field. Image: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
To open the game the Rockies will honor members of the inaugural 1993 team. Among the confirmed attendees are Bruce Ruffin, Bryn Smith, Steve Reed, Vinny Castilla, Charlie Hayes, Armando Reynoso, and Freddy Benavides. This is great to see for a number of reasons. For one thing it is just fun to see those familiar faces again. More importantly, it is a chance to capture and remember the first moment when Denver and the surrounding region was truly captivated by the idea of having a Major League baseball team. I am not saying that the Rockies get taken for granted, but it is still valuable to remember how special it was when the team first arrived.
Is Alex Cole in the house? If he’s not, does somebody at least have his goggles?
Courtesy of the official Colorado Rockies Twitter feed, here is the lineup card for today’s affair:
Check in all afternoon for updates and thoughts on today’s game with the San Diego Padres. And be sure to hit the comments section with your own reactions. First pitch is in approximately one hour.