Category Archives: Baseball

Mets vs. Rockies — Coors Field

On a beautiful evening after a long and uneventful day of birding, Nate and I wandered over to Coors Field to see a Rockies Game. We parked in a sketchy dirt lot under a highway ramp for $20 and hid … Continue reading

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Padres vs. Rockies — Coors Field

My coworker Guy offered us these tickets on Thursday, and we immediately accepted. It took us two hours to drive to Coors Field through Friday rush-hour traffic. We paid $30 to park a block away and another $28 for a … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Vibes vs. Ogden Raptors

We didn’t see fireworks on the 4th, and Sally needed her fix, so we went to a Friday night Vibes game. We got seats just down the third-base line, which gave us a great angle on the game but also … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Vibes vs. Billings Mustangs

The AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox have taken off for greener pastures, or at least for pastures where it doesn’t storm every evening and the ball doesn’t travel ridiculously far. In their place, Colorado Springs is now home to a … Continue reading

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Cubs vs. Rockies — Coors Field

I’m making it an annual tradition to go to a Rockies game when the Cubs are in town. This year, Sally came along. Guy Tomlinson, the head of finance at CBS, is a Rockies fan. He and his wife Lucy … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. Nashville Sounds

I wasn’t overly thrilled with my Sky Sox experiences last season. After two weather-related cancellations and two dull games, I wasn’t planning on going back. But then our church, Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church, planned an outing, and we thought … Continue reading

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Cubs vs. Rockies — Coors Field

I had a hard time getting tickets to this game because the Rockies tried to keep Cubs fans away. In the spring, when tickets from all other games were released, these were only available as part of a package. I … Continue reading

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National Ballpark Museum

This tiny museum is crammed into a storefront kitty-corner from Coors Field. The collection features artifacts from MLB ballparks built between 1909 and 1923 — or so the woman at the desk informed me. In fact, there was stuff from … Continue reading

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