We were given tickets to the Rockies game, again, but, this time, for our entire family. It happened to be Thrivent night at the Rockies with tailgating before the game. We met up with some church members and headed to the game together.
We arrived early in hopes of getting Todd Helton t-shirts. They came in handy when the sun was blazing, kind of like Danell's Leyva's security blanket lucky towel.
The weather in Colorado has been blistering hot this summer. It was supposed to be a cool 80 degree day at the game, but I think it was a lot warmer than that. I decided to do a little sunbathing in my seat, but my Lutheran Stud and children felt that it was too hot, so they moved up and out of the sun.
We made it to the game early enough to watch Jeff Francis warm up. I had high hopes with him pitching.
Lucky for us, on one of our many trips to the restroom we found a drinking fountain and I was able to fill up all 87 water bottles that we brought to the game with us.
I'm not sure we sat in the seats that were actually listed on our tickets. We played a lot of musical seats.
While we spent a lot of the time entertaining our children there was a little excitement too. EY Jr. got himself into a pickle. He was thrown out, but after the game we found out that he was actually safe. It didn't really matter much though, because it wouldn't have helped us win. That's okay. It was pretty fun to watch.
I have a thing for nachos at the Rockies game. I'm not sure what it is, but I always have to get the Super Supreme Nachos. They look fabulous don't they? Or are you thinking heartburn? Not me! No heartburn here. I'll just keep eating nachos.
Here's the city of Denver. I love this place. When you have seats where we were sitting you also get to enjoy this beautiful view of the city.
The theme for this year's Rockies season is Year of the Fan. Well, with the dismal year the Rockies are having I'm not sure the fans too happy.
It was Todd Helton t-shirt night for the first 20,000 fans. It was also a one size fits all kind of a deal. Todd Helton has been on the Rockies team since the beginning of his baseball career and is well loved around here. The sad thing was that while everyone was wearing his shirt he didn't even play in the game. Lame! It also looks like I have some alterations to add to my list now.