The baseball gods must be looking down on Colorado Rockies fans. How else do you explain an expected nine-degree rise in daytime temperature for Denver on Thursday?
Do you want to know how to spend these types of days that have spring written all over them? You go out to the ballpark.
The Rockies will be holding a rare in-season workout on Thursday — and you’re all invited. With the rigors of a 162-game schedule, baseball players tend to spend their off-days away from the stadium. The only time you’ll hear about a workout between April and November is prior to the start of the playoffs or World Series, but if the Rockies players felt this was important enough to attend, perhaps you will too.
This worthwhile event has been arranged by the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund.
If a charity is involved, it’s got to cost something, right? If you want to see the workout, it will cost you: one whole can of food. If you don’t have a can of food to donate, you can buy a ticket for $1 (at Rockies.com or the Blake street ticket windows) and still attend. It doesn’t get any easier or better than that.
Net proceeds from the donations (cans and dollars) will benefit the Rockies Charity Fund and Carpenter’s Cupboard. Though I don’t know this for certain, I’m pretty sure that they’ll accept more than just one can per person. This is your chance to be generous and see how many cans they will accept from you.
If this week’s three-game series in Milwaukee hasn’t done enough to whet your appetite for Friday’s home opener against the San Diego Padres, getting an early and up-close look players like Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Helton, Dexter Fowler and Michael Cuddyer might do the trick.