Monday, April 4, 2011

April . . .at last

On Friday, Dan and I went to the Rockies home opener.  It was a glorious spring day!  (Not like yesterday, when it snowed and the game was canceled.)

My favorite part.  Members from all of the armed forces, police and fire departments in the area unfurl a giant flag on the field. 

In addition, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are represented by color guards that parade around the field.  Here the baseball players applaud the real heroes of the day.

A shot of the scoreboard just before the game started.  All the stats are sent to zero.  A brand new season!
Is there a better time of year?  I don't think so!

8 comments:

Becky said...

My boys are all over the moon that their cousin's new baby boy was born on OPENING DAY. "Can there be a better day for a birthday?" they asked. Also, "He'd BETTER be a baseball fan!"

Rizzi said...

WHAT A GREAT DAY YOU AND DAN MUST OF HAD...
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL OPENING....IT MUST OF BROUGHT TEARS TO YOUR EYES. JUST BEAUTIFUL.
TAKE CARE, HAVE A GOOD WEEK, LOVE YA, AUNT RIZ

Joanne said...

What an amazing day at the ballpark, from start to finish. I like that shot of all the stats sent to Zero ... A fresh start, filled with lots of possibility! I hope The Rockies won :)

Mereknits said...

Karen, I was so excited about baseball season, then my Rays lost 3 in a row!!!! They are going to be horrible this year. Everyone that was good left, bummer. Still it made for good crochet time watching the games. So glad you had such wonderful day,
Meredith

Claudia said...

I'm so happy it is time for baseball again!

xo
Claudia

Susanne said...

Looks like so much fun. If I was there watching the flag and color guards and the players applauding them I probably would have been bawling. Something about national anthems and flags and all that turns me to mush.

Tiffany said...

Oh I am so jealous! We watched the game from home. We are hoping to make it up for at least one weekend series this year. I love that my little princesses LOVE baseball as much as Mommy & Daddy.

So glad you had a wonderful afternoon.

Bill said...

Wow! Great pics. Thanks for posting them. That flag looks awesome, and the one of the players clapping for the color guards gave me chills.