Take Me to Coors

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Driving to Denver from the Springs, I did take a brief detour to rest from the driving. Sleeping in the car while parked near a supermarket. I arrived into the Mile High City, and headed to the InnKeeper of the Rockies, the hostel that I would be staying at. I checked in, and the hostel did look a bit rundown. More about it in the review here.

I thought about taking a bus to downtown, and even walked to the stop. But it just took too long, so I drove to downtown. And I ended up finding free parking, since it was a holiday. So it worked out.

I walked around the Capitol area, looking at the building and a few monuments. The building not open, because of the holiday.

me in front of ballpark
Then I walked to 16th Street Mall. Pretty much a pedestrian street with shuttle buses, a nice place to stroll on. I remember visiting a food court in 2002 there, and it looked like it has closed down since then.

I hopped on the shuttle bus, as it was starting to rain. The bus being full of people in Rockies gear. I rode it to the end of the line. After getting out, it rained even harder, and I waited under a booth, hoping the rain will pass. Don't want to have another postponed game like I did in St. Louis.

After a while, I just walked through the pouring rain, and got soaked as a result. I did take cover for a bit, and continued until I got to Coors Field. I went to one of the kiosk to retrieve my ticket. Once that was done, I walked around the ballpark, seeing the clock above the entrance and a statue of some player in front of it.
sitting a mile high :)


I entered into the ballpark, and walked around it. I looked at the various features around the place, like the manual out-of-town scoreboard. More about all that in the ballpark review here.

The field was covered with the tarp, and I got to see it removed. The rain would cause the game to be delayed by 30 minutes, but at least there will be baseball. So I'm definitely not complaining.

My seat was in the upper deck, so I went to the top. I had to go to the Purple Row, which are seats marked exactly a mile high. My seat was further down, and still wet. Luckily, someone next to me, offered me their towel, to wipe the seat dry. I heard about seeing the Rocky Mountains, but from where I was at, I could barely see it.

The game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, featuring 2 teams that are relatively young, with not much of a history.
scoreboard
The scoring started with a Clint Barmes solo homer, giving the Rockies a 1-0 lead. They would go up 4-0, until the Diamondbacks slowly chipped away, closing within 4-3. Then in the top of the 8th inning, the Diamondbacks exploded for 6 runs, taking a 9-4 lead. The Rockies scored 3 in the bottom half, coming within 2 runs. Then the D-Backs scored a couple more in the 9th, putting the game away. The Diamondbacks defeat the Rockies, 11-7. A high scoring game that I would have expected at Coors Field, considered the most hitters-friendly ballpark.

After the game, there were postgame fireworks, which are always great to see. In the tune of songs about America, since this was the 4th of July. After the show ended, I left and walked to the car, with the buses being way too full. It turned out to be quite a distance. I drove back to the hostel.

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downtown Denver
downtown Denver
me in front of ballpark
me in front of ballpark
sitting a mile high :)
sitting a mile high :)
scoreboard
scoreboard
City and County Building
City and County Building
Veterans Monument
Veterans Monument
Capitol building
Capitol building
statue in front of Capitol
statue in front of Capitol
mile high marker
mile high marker
downtown Denver
downtown Denver
16th Street Mall
16th Street Mall
chess pieces
chess pieces
statue of Branch Rickey
statue of Branch Rickey
entrance
entrance
entering Coors Field
entering Coors Field
view from my seat
view from my seat
removal of tarp
removal of tarp
game being delayed
game being delayed
Rockpile
Rockpile
Coors Field
Coors Field
out-of-town scoreboard
out-of-town scoreboard
concourse
concourse
bullpens
bullpens
truck
truck
barely can see the mountains
barely can see the mountains
2007 NL pennant
2007 NL pennant
Rockies starting lineup
Rockies starting lineup
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks
whenever a Rockie hits a home run
whenever a Rockie hits a home run
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks
lineups for both teams
lineups for both teams
postgame fireworks
postgame fireworks
Denver Sights & Attractions review
Nice ballpark in LoDo
Located in the Lower Downtown (or LoDo) area of Denver, Coors Field opened in 1995, which was a couple years after the Colorado Rockies came into Majo… read entire review
Denver Hostels review
An okay place to stay
A bit far from downtown Denver, and not easy to find, The InnKeeper of the Rockies is an adequate place to spend a night. And it seemed like I was the… read entire review
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