This past Sunday, The Colorado Rockies were one more step closer to a wild-card spot. Just imagine, we could go all the way this year.
This past Sunday, The Colorado Rockies were one more step closer to a wild-card spot. Just imagine, we could go all the way this year. Colorado Kids Youth Reporters and their families were invited to spend the afternoon enjoying the game. You couldn't have picked a more perfect day. It was in the low 90's and we had a breeze to keep us cool. My family and I got there about an hour before the game started to try and get some autographs. We had no luck, but did get to meet Dinger the Mascot for the Rockies. He was taking a group of kids on the field to play kickball. One of the boys even kicked the ball all the way into the stands.
It was time to get the game started and it wasn't long before number 5, Gonzalez, hit the games first home run. That was just his warm up, he went on to hit another home run later on in the game. I think the Los Angeles Dodgers knew they were in trouble. All of a sudden the crowd were on their feet and cheering for number 17, Helton. My brother got so excited that he had to get out the big foam purple Rockies fingers and stand on the seat. (I was so embarrassed) It looked like the Dodgers may catch up in the 6th inning because the bases were loaded and number 99, Manny Ramirez was up. The first ball was thrown and it was a strike, but Ramirez insisted to the umpire it was a ball. All I can say is he must not of used nice words, so he ejected him from the game. The crowd went wild with joy on that decision. I had a great time at the game, and we WON! 10 to 5. Way to go Rockies.
It was so nice to meet all the new youth reporters. We have a great group of writers this year and look forward to seeing new stories. I would like to thank Colorado Kids and the Denver Post for the great tickets. I've got a trivia question for you. Why is the Colorado Rockies mascot a dinosaur? Answer- Because during the construction, fossil remains of a Triceratops were found in the ground where Coors Field is today.