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Open Thread: 7/2, Padres vs. Rockies

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Dex and Jon are at Coors Field. They said that there are two statues out front. One is of a generic baseball player and one is a little kid looking up towards the ballpark offices that is entitled "High Hopes". I guess the Rockies haven't really been around long enough to merit a player getting his own statue so you just have to have a generic player. Look how long it took the Padres to get a statue.

The guys are sitting in pretty good seats down the third baseline. Dex has a connection with the Twins club that hooked them up with VIP tickets at will call. He went up there and the guy was like "This is VIP will call only" and Dex was like "yeah I know". Then he's like "We don't have Padres tickets here." Then he said "Who gave you these?" Dex just asked "Could you just check to see if there are tickets under my name please?" The guy was "Oh here they are, imagine that".

I suggested that they each have a Coors beer and eat some Rocky Mountain Oysters. They sounded excited by the menu options.

So far they think the ballpark is nicer than New Busch and very pleasant by all accounts.

Jon's wearing his Chris Gwynn Jersey and his Gaslamp Ball Shirt. Both guys are wearing Padres hats, so if you are out there say hello.

Go Padres!


Lineup

San Diego Padres @ Colorado Rockies

07/02/08 6:05 PM PDT

San Diego Padres Colorado Rockies
Jody Gerut - CF Ryan Spilborghs - CF
Edgar Gonzalez - 2B Todd Helton - 1B
Brian Giles - RF Matt Holliday - LF
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Garrett Atkins - 3B
Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B Jeff Baker - 2B
Chase Headley - LF Brad Hawpe - RF
Khalil Greene - SS Yorvit Torrealba - C
Michael Barrett - C Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Randy Wolf - P Ubaldo Jimenez - P