Writing about the Colorado Rockies is a wonderful thing that I’m able to do. However, it’s a bit hard when you don’t get to see them all the time … or, in my case, at all. This is because I’m all the way in Georgia. However, this week, I actually got the chance to go and see the team I write about so much.
I’ve been to many ballparks in my life, but I’ve never been more eager to see any of them than to see Coors Field. Of course, the very first thing I did once I got into Denver is take a tour of the stadium the day before I went to the game. In all honesty, are there really words that can describe such a beautiful place? It was amazing to walk through the home plate gate and walk a few feet and see the field. I couldn’t wait for the game the next day … and boy did I pick a game to go to.
July 11 was the second game of the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Colorado Rockies lost the first game and we were all looking for them to bounce back on Wednesday night. I jumped on the opportunity to get front row dugout seats behind the Rockies dugout. I mean, who wouldn’t? We got to the game early and made our way to our seats and the view was just breathtaking. I was able to see the pitcher’s mound, home plate, and the Rockies standing on the steps of the dugout.
Since we arrived early, we were able to see all the Rockies warming up. German Marquez and Tony Wolters went out and threw the ball before he had his bullpen session. Nolan Arenado ran out along with Trevor Story and Ian Desmond. It’s pretty cool to see the guys you write about on a daily basis.
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After Marquez finished warming up and he made his way back, the pitching coach, Steve Foster, tossed me the ball they used while in the bullpen. Very nice for your first game at Coors.
I thought that the pre-game was a highlight. Then the game started and, after seeing Paul Goldschmidt hit a home run in the first, I thought this game would be going the same way as the night before. Then the Colorado Rockies decided they were going to score five runs in the bottom of first.
At that point in time, I didn’t know that the Rockies would go on to score 14 more runs. That night, I got to see five home runs (with one of them being from German Marquez himself) and I got to see Bryan Shaw actually pitch well. Not to mention the $1 hot dogs were a great addition to the entire experience as well.
I’m even more excited that I get to see a series opener as they play the Seattle Mariners later today. This time, I was able to snag Infinity Club seats.
Coors Field is such a breathtaking place and easily should be on everyone’s list to visit. It is so amazing to be a part of an amazing fandom while surrounded by such friendly people.