Loyal Rockies fans, almost 27,000 of them, turned out to salute and forgive the players for all they did and did not accomplish this season. As the players walked around the warning track after the final game of the season, we especially applauded the ones we suspected would not be in the black and purple uniform next year. We had our last Burrito Bowl at Blake Street Burritos--the only stadium food I enjoy. As we left the ball park we joined in the rally cry of the eternally optimistic baseball fan: "Just wait until next year!"
It was a bit bittersweet this year as we are seriously considering giving up our season tickets for next year. We just can't make all the games and parceling them out to others is just too time consuming. We will still attend games but will be more spontaneous in our attendance as we want to be less tied to home with more freedom to travel both in our motorhome and internationally.
Not one to dwell on lost opportunities, I came home and immediately started laundry to begin packing for our trip to see our new grandson on Friday. He will be two weeks old the day I hold him for the first time.