Monday, April 13, 2009

Philadelphia Phillies 8 at Colorado Rockies 4 - April 11, 2009

Coors Field is just a few minutes from the Pepsi Center, but we took the Light Rail to Union Station. As we walked to the field, we were amazed at the difference between yesterday's home opener and today. Where yesterday there were thousands of people celebrating, today there were hardly any people around. Joel's hot dog stand had no line up; the bars were mostly empty, and there were plenty of tickets available.

We had club seats that Meg had found on special, out along the right field line. They were good seats and offered the chance to hang out in the club should the weather turn particularly nasty. About the only negative was the family in the first row, who spent a lot of time standing up and blocking my view. Hey, people in the first row! Sit down! You are not invisible! I'm curious why it is the people with the first row seats don't have any understanding of baseball etiquette. When the game is on, stay in your seat. There are these inning breaks, you know. Then you can go buy beer or hot dogs or whatever.

OK, enough ranting. The game was close through 6 innings, but the Phillies managed single runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th to take an 8-4 win. Brett Myers yielded 4 hits, but 3 of them were homers, which kept the Rockies in the game. But the Phillies' bullpen was solid and Colorado never had a chance to comeback.

It was a pretty depressing day for Colorado fans: both the Avalanche and Rockies lost. For me, it turned out to be the last games I would see on the trip, but more on that next time.



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