Last night, Team CREEC exercised its right to enjoy mediocre baseball and excellent junk food! For our second team this month, we went to see the Colorado Rockies play the St. Louis Cardinals.

CREEC at the baseball gameAfter  dashing home to grab sweatshirts,  we all  met up at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in the shadow of Coors Field for a pre-game meal. Over burgers, crab cakes, beer, and an intriguing platter of “kale-artichoke dip,” we discussed erudite topics such as Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance in the World Cup, the pros and cons of  14er weddings, and the always fun subject of Denver real estate. When it was time for the Rockies to play ball, we walked over to the stadium and  settled in for an evening  of watching  impressive athletic feats, dodging fly balls, and groovin’ to the Rockies at-bat soundtrack.

Unfortunately, the former attraction seemed to have missed the memo. In a stadium dominated by fans sporting red Cardinals paraphernalia, the Rockies couldn’t seem to get on base. Several out-of-the-park home runs by St. Louis didn’t help the situation, and soon we were looking at a 5-0 game. Luckily, our 3rd-tier seats afforded us some excellent views of the baseball diamond, as well as the beautiful sunset over the Rocky Mountains in the background.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHighlights of the game include an instance in which a Cardinal broke his bat (and then proceeded to hit a home run with the new bat), watching the groundskeepers at work, and of course, Charlie Blackmon. Despite the enthusiastic home crowd and festive atmosphere, the Rockies  proved unable to get any runs on the scoreboard.

Before long, the sun had sunk for good and with it, the Rockies’ last chance for redemption against the Cards.  We filed out during the 8th inning in order to beat the dejected crowds of Rockies fans (a final 8-zip score can do that), and to have plenty of time for one last ice cream cone before bed.