Not that well, but I was there on Thursday afternoon when the Rocks officially clinched a playoff spot. Notice my "crazy good" camera skills throughout all these photo.
There it is. Coors Field. We walked up, got bleacher seats (which are all bench seats) for $10 on the day of the game. You can see the upper deck there is no where near filled.
Lots of open seats. In their defense, it was a 1pm game on a Thursday. Not in their defense, it's a friggin playoff clinching game on a picture perfect day in an absolutely beautiful city. It's probably my biggest gripe for big stadiums in smaller baseball markets: no one wants to go to the games. Why build a cathedral if only 10% of the locals are religious? I hate going to new stadiums (no I don't) because it makes me want a new Fenway. It's a debate worth of its' own post, so some day it will get it but for now, more pretty pictures.
That there is Dinger. He's a purple dinosaur and he's the mascot for the Rockies. Why is the Rockies mascot a purple dino? Well, my guess goes like this. There's a lot of Rocks in Colorado. In the rocks there are fossils. The coolest fossils are of dinosaurs, well that and those things that look like dinosaurs but aren't really, like the little monkey guys. Dino wins. So, bring back the dino, make him big and purple and boom, you got a mascot. He shoots T-shirts, plays with the kids, drinks straight vodka and prances around the park for most of the afternoon.
Nice set up, great city, strange mascot and a few fans even stood up to me and told me "You're lucky we let you in with that Sox hat on." That was cool. Overall I was a fan.