Hi Rowbots. Do you guys even still refer to yourself as Rowbots? It's been a long while since I've visited Purple Row, which was right after when Ubaldo Jimenez no-hit the Braves in 2010; and although it sucked that it happened to the Braves, I was in attendance, and I actually got to cross "see a no-hitter live" off of my bucket list that night.
Anyway if it's not obvious yet, I'm a Braves fan, and I write for Talking Chop also on the the network, but above all else, I'm an avid traveler, and ballpark enthusiast of all kinds. If all goes according to plan (I rely on standby flights), I'll be making my way to Denver this weekend, and I'll be making trips to both Colorado Springs to see the AAA squad on Saturday, as well as seeing the Rockies play the Dbacks on Sunday. Unfortunately, I miss the Braves by a day, since I'll be coming home on Monday, but frankly, the Braves are 0-8 whenever I see them in an away park so I'm not heartbroken over it.
Now before I inquire, I did certainly attempt to use the search function, to seek out any prior fanposts or visitors' guides that you may have published throughout the years. I'm not sure whether it's a network issue, or a browser issue (I've tried Chrome and Firefox), but I'm getting the "search could not be completed" result constantly. So I did make an earnest attempt to adhere to proper internetiquette, before doing this. But for what it's worth, I'm staying with a friend who lives in Denver, so I can lean on her knowledge of the area, but I will have some time to myself for some parts of my trip, to which I would like to make a few small inquiries.
FOOD: I loves the foods and the drinks. If any of you have a must-have or a must-try kind of restaurant you'd like to suggest, I'm all ears. Frankly, I have no earthly clue to what kind of food is "synonymous" with Denver, like fish tacos are to San Diego, burritos in San Francisco, BBQ down south where I live, etc, etc. If it makes it any easier, I'm not particularly picky, and I tend to lean towards the unique and Man v. Food-y. Also, I like the beer, and if there are any local brews, or any breweries that do tours, I love those as well.
Colorado Springs: I'm not sure how much of a stretch it is to ask, or if there are CS folks who are members here, but any suggestions on what to see, what food to try while in CS? It's kind of hipster of me to say, but I actually relish minor league park trips more than I do MLB parks these days, and I'm very likely to head to CS early in the day, and hang out before seeing the Sky Sox play. Also, if anyone knows definitively, do the Sky Sox open their gates 60, 90, or two hours prior to first pitch?
Anyway, I thank you folks in advance for indulging this traveler, and to any tips, suggestions or advice you can spare. I really look forward to visiting Denver, and I'll even be supportive for the home organization, by wearing my Modesto Nuts cap throughout the trip.
If you guys are interested, I'd be happy to do a write-up and share some pictures of parts of my trip; I've done this for many other sites on the network throughout the last few years, and if there's any interest, I'll do the same for you guys too. I'm easy to impress, or I'll rip you guys to shreds, but at least I'll be honest.
A Visitor's Perspective Series:
Great American Ball Park
U.S. Cellular Field
Busch Stadium III