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.