Friday, July 27, 2007

Greetings from the Mile High City

I'm currently vacationing in Denver and, yes, part of the trip included a Colorado Rockies' game.

My friend and I saw the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Rockies 5-4 last night (Thursday) at beautiful Coors Field.

Having been to two of the new-style western ballparks (San Francisco, San Diego) prior to this trip, I was pretty sure what to expect. And Coors delivered.

The outside facades are traditional brick, much like Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The inside is pristine as a 12-year-old park can be. The view we had from our left-field line seats was the only thing lacking, but you can see the real Rockies -- the mountains -- from any seat in the right-field corner to home plate.

To top things off, we saw a tight, mostly well-played, game that started as a pitchers' duel then ended with some All-Star drama as Dodgers All-Star closer Takashi Saito fanned Colorado All-Star outfielder Matt Holliday on a hard fastball in the dirt with the tying run on base.

All in all, it was a great way to start this trip.


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