Thursday, January 12, 2006

Things To Do in Denver...

...When you're all alone and your gracious host is at work:

Armed with a shitty camera phone, begin with the incredibly cool, last-of-its-kind Tattered Cover Book Store, stroll leisurely up Wazee to Coors Field, check out the overpriced-yet-velvety smooth merchandise at the Patagonia Store, make way to the Pepsi Center and then on to Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium, grab a hot chocolate from one of three Starbucks establishments within five blocks, cruise the 16th Street Mall, amble through Writer's Square and square that with a trip through Larimer Square...


(I thought it funny that the statue outside Coors Field is celebrating, um, nobody. It says "The Player" and contains a forgettable quote from Branch Rickey, but ultimately it's just a generic baseball statue. I say they should tear it down and erect a monument to Dante Bichette's sweet, sweet mullet.)




Top it all off with a nighttime trip to Boulder and a fantastic Tea Leaf Green show, and you've got yourself quite a day in Denver, the Real Windy City. More to follow...

7 Comments:

At 2:27 PM, Blogger jakezebra said...

No time for love Doctor Jones.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger ahren said...

dante bichette hits the hall of fame ballot next year. given that hal morris got 5 votes, who knows what kinda support he'll get.

i also have this question-- will he be the first player primarily identifiable as a rockie, marlin, d-back, or devil ray to receive a vote for the hall of fame?

i'd research that, but i'm lazy.

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

Are all those banners in support of the Broncos?

Someone's going to be awfly sad taking those down on Sunday.

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Some Dude said...

Worst Statue Ever. They should have one for Andres Gallaraga (sp?)

 
At 1:19 AM, Blogger Russell Kahn said...

Good to hear the report, man. That stadium is pretty nice-looking, huh? Like you, I've only walked around it.

I tried to convince the misses to stick around Denver an extra 5 days so the Rockies could come back from their road trip, but she argued that it didn't really fit with our honeymoon agenda. Or something.

I've been to that bookstore too--it's awesome, even if they don't carry my book. (Assholes.)

Say, trust me on this, man: Go to a bar called "A Place to Think." It's exactly your kind or bar. Well, not so much a sports bar. But, well, just trust me.

Lookin' forward to the full report!

 
At 1:24 AM, Blogger Russell Kahn said...

Oh, and the statue should definitely be Pedro Astacio; he's the only Rockie with more than 50 wins as a Rock.

(Only one other pitcher has even 40 wins as a Rockie...)

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Ceri said...

I personally have never been to Denver! Now I'll know what to do while there.

 

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