Opening Day-Fun Facts About The Rockies and The Season
It's finally here...it's OPENING DAY for baseball! It is without a doubt the most optimistic day for all fans as their team, and all teams, are currently in first place.
Here are some interesting facts to start the season:
1. This is the first time since 1968 that all teams will begin the season on the same day.
2. Budweiser petitioned the US Government to make Opening Day a national holiday. Over 102,000 people signed it. With all 30 teams starting on the same day, this would be a good idea.
3. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says we will down 19 million hot dogs and 4.6 million sausages during the season.
4. Some ballparks will be offering up gluten free and organic dishes.
Here are some things to know about the Rockies and the National League..
1. The most expensive team to follow is the Chicago Cubs when you include tickets for every home game, parking, food, drinks, one hat and one custom jersey. Cost: $15,722.77. The Rockies rank #11 on the least expensive list with a total cost of $7,042.52. The #1 least expensive team: The Los Angeles Angels. Cost: $4,520.66.
2. How about the free stuff? Forbes has a list for that:
MOST BOBBLEHEADS: #1 (tie) Texas Rangers, LA Dodgers with 12. The Rockies rank #29 out of 30 teams with only 2 bobblehead promotions this season.
MOST GIVEAWAYS: #1 St. Louis Cardinals with 49. The Rockies: #21 with 23 giveaways.
MOST SPECIAL EVENTS: #1. San Diego Padres with 172. The Rockies: #27 with 18.
3. The Predictions from ESPN:
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST: NY Yankees
AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL: Cleveland Indians
AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST: Houston Astros
Wild card: Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins
NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST: Washington Nationals
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL: Chicago Cubs
NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST: LA Dodgers
Wild Card: Milwaukee Brewers and COLORADO ROCKIES
AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMP: Houston Astros
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMP: Chicago Cubs
WORLD SERIES CHAMP: Houston Astros
The Rockies home opener is Friday, April 6th!
And to get you really ramped up, enjoy one of the best scenes from one of the best baseball movies of all time.....