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I went to the Rockies-Padres game on Saturday. My fiance, Suz, and I were visiting her aunt and uncle in Denver. Her uncle owns a couple of restaurants in a casino and, as such, has a good working relationship with the folks at Coors.

And that’s how I found myself, on Saturday evening, in section A, row 3, seat 2 – seats are right next to the Rockies’ dugout. And they belong to Pete Coors.

These were the best seats I’ve ever had in my life. If I wanted to, I could have reached over and slapped Clint Hurdle on the side of the head. And believe me, I wanted to.

It was a good game. I got to see Greg Maddux record his career victory number 353 – and got to listen to him (loudly) drop the f-bomb after walking a batter in the second inning. Got to watch guys take turns trying to wipe a sticky substance off of the rear of Ian Stewart’s pants. Got to watch Aaron Cook slam his glove into the dugout wall after being removed in the sixth inning. Got to listen to umpbump fan Troy Tulowitzki curse at the ump after being wrung up with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and then watched as his teammates consoled him.

Here are some photos from the game.

I know there's been a lot of talk about whether or not Holliday will be as good a player outside Colorado. But after watching him hit in person, both in Denver and during spring training in Tucson, I can honestly say that this guy has one of the best swings I've ever seen. If it were up to me, I'd pay the man.

Suz took this one, and she was pretty pleased with how she captured Atkins both in the on deck circle and on the jumbotron.

Suz took this one, and she was pretty pleased with how she captured Atkins both in the on deck circle and on the jumbotron.

Aaron Cook slams his glove against the dugout wall after being pulled from the game in the sixth inning. He was cruising up to that point.

Aaron Cook slams his glove against the dugout wall after being pulled from the game in the sixth inning. He was cruising up to that point.

When you sit in Section A, they bring you free food and drink (except alcohol). Theyve got jalepeno poppers, strawberries and chocolate, pizza, garlic fries – you name it.

When you sit in Section A, they bring you free food and drink (except alcohol). They've got jalepeno poppers, strawberries and chocolate, pizza, garlic fries – you name it.

San Diego won the game 8-3.

San Diego won the game 8-3.

Before the game, youre treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet, and again its free. There was hot dogs, nachos and other typical ballpark food, in addition to lobster rissotto, fresh fruit, salmon, sauteed mushrooms and other delicious fare.

Before the game, you're treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet, and again it's free. There was hot dogs, nachos and other typical ballpark food, in addition to lobster rissotto, fresh fruit, salmon, sauteed mushrooms and other delicious fare.

6 Responses to “Best. Seats. Ever.”

  1. Lyndsay says:

    ew. Costner looks like Chris Angel Mindfreak right there.

  2. The only way those could have been better seats was if they were in Shitizen’s Bank Park (for you) or Fenway (for me)!

    Does old creaky Fenway even have a luxury clubhouse with buffets etc.?

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Oh Suzer, Fenway totes has luxury seating! That’s (partly) how they squeeze so much money out of such a tiny ballpark. There’s the EMC Club (which has white tablecloths and waiters and a full menu in the restaurant, and HEATED, PADDED SEATS in the seating section), the State Street Pavilion, which has a full and pretty swanky bar, something called the Home Plate Pavilion Club, which I somehow don’t even know what it is….but as far as I know, the dugout box seats don’t come with any sort of buffet attached. But the upper-level private luxury boxes have all that sort of indoor/outdoor/mini-fridge stuff.

    Can you say, “Sarah’s 30th birthday party?” I better start saving now. And better switch my b-day to the summer.

  4. Sarah Green says:

    But damn, those are some crazy good seats. I think the only way they could’ve been better is if they were IN the Rockies’ dugout. But then you wouldn’t have had all the salmon and lobster risotto. You probably would’ve just been stuck with Gatorade and Skoal. Probably better off in the seats, then, on second thought.

  5. Wow, the thought of the luxury seats at Fenway you mention has me drooling. Of course, I wouldn’t know anything about that… last time I went to fenway with my fiance, brother, and bosom gal pal, let me tell ya, we had to rotate seats every so often to switch who had their view of home plate blocked by a giant pole! :)

  6. random but sort of on-topic since you were at a padres game: did someone vomit on their new uniforms? those are the grossest things I’ve ever seen. someone should tell them that I don’t think “camouflaging” themselves will help them win games.

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