Monday, June 19, 2017

The View From The Cheap Seats

On the spur of the moment, I decided to go to the Colorado Rockies - San Francisco Giants game at Coors Field in Lower Downtown Denver Friday night, and found that the cheapest seat was a "general admission" seat on the party deck for $22.  It was more than I wanted to pay, but you got a food credit of $6 with the ticket, so in effect it came with a free beer.  You were allowed to sit in sections 310 to 314.  I chose 314, which was a big mistake. The section was filled with 20 somethings, and they either did not understand or did not care where they were allowed to sit.  I spent most of the evening trying to watch the game as hundreds of fans walked past me, forced to move to different seats or else going down to get food, beer, more food, more beer, etc.

It really wasn't all that awful, however. The view of the game wasn't bad, and the view of the sunset was great (see photograph on the left).  And the Colorado Rockies, who are in first place and are already thinking playoffs, won the game against San Francisco. It wasn't easy, however. The closing pitcher gave up a couple of runs in the 9th inning, and the Rockies won the game by a score of 10 to 8, by the skin of their teeth.  Pennant fever has taken hold in Denver, but will the pitching hold up through September?  I'm afraid my crystal ball is out of order, but if recent history is taken into account, don't bet the farm.

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