A bag of netted balloons on Coors Field Opening Day
The balloon release over a giant flag
And off they go into the wild blue yonder... (Air Force Hymn)
I love baseball. I became a fan when major league baseball came to Denver in 1993. I took these photos on Opening Day of this year but have been busy with daily demands and haven't really had time to blog. Yesterday was a beautiful day for baseball--sunny but not hot. From the beginning the game was filled with action--and emotion. The Braves had won the first two of three games and Atlanta fans were enthusiastically waving brooms in hopes of a series sweep. The score see-sawed until it was tied 5-5 as Atlanta opened the 7th inning with back-to-back singles. Chipper Jones hit a hard line-drive to our shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki and Troy turned it into an unassisted triple play--only the 13th one in major league history. In the next inning Andruw Jones of Atlanta attempted to score from first on a double to center. Troy, again the hero, took the throw from center field and made a spot-on throw to home plate for the out. Through the 9th, 10th and the top of the 11th inning the score remained 7-7. In the bottom of the 11th Matt Holliday hit a 2-run walk-off homer to win the game, 9-7.
We have seats for 26 games this year and, though I'd love to see our team win more often, I will gladly go to the games just to see plays like we saw today (even the magnificent catch made by their right fielder).