The weather cooperated on Monday, April 9 as temperatures cruised in the low 70s. As in previous seasons, many fans took the day off in honor of opening day play against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Many decked out in purple Colorado Rockies gear begin the early celebration at local LoDo pubs.
The Rockies hosted the Giants, which many thought would result in a win, but a happy outcome was not to be as disappointed Rockies fans never experienced any kind of home team score and booed them about an hour and a half into play. Following the boos, Coors Field began an early evacuation, as many made their way back to LoDo to nurse their wounds. The Giants clearly dominated the nine innings as pitcher Barry Zito delivered, for spectators and the record books, a 2012 opening day club history first ever shutout with a score of 0-7.
A twice-unfortunate fan, Judith Reese, celebrating her 60th birthday at the game was hit by a foul ball during the 4th inning. Reese was taken to a local hospital and was released later in the evening. She suffered a mild concussion and a bruise to the head.
In football: Tim Tebow is still making national news as he was highlighted as the main speaker at an Easter service of more than 15,000 in Austin, Texas, proving that he still possesses “marketing” power and can effectively draw a crowd.
In basketball: On Monday night the Denver Nuggets defeated the “on a losing streak” Golden State Warriors, 123-84.
In the world of golf: Leaving golf giants Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in the dust, Bubba Watson won the Masters 2012 played out in Augusta, Ga. for a reported $1.44 million gain.