The Colorado Rockies thrill the crowds with major league baseball action. Playing in the National League Western Division, the team has a full roster of superstars, including veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba, first baseman Todd Helton, and outfielder Dexter Fowler. Dinger, the Rockies mascot, leads the crowds in cheering on the home team, encouraging pitchers to strike out the other side, and batters to get on base.
In 2007, after winning a wild card berth, the Rockies reached the World Series as the National League champs for the first time in their history. They fell to the Boston Red Sox in four games. Every year, the Rockies give their Western division rivals—the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, and San Diego Padres—a run for their money.
Located at 20th and Blake streets in downtown Denver, Coors Field is a spectacle of its own. Fans can get awesome views of the Rocky Mountains, especially in the seats behind first base and right field. Baseball enthusiasts often speculate about whether or not being situated over 5,000 feet above sea level affects the number of homeruns produced in the ballpark.
Tickets for Colorado Rockies games can be purchased online or at the box office. They range in price from a bargain $5 up to a swanky $75. Naturally, games with a special promotion—like a Colorado Rockies T-shirt giveaway or Fan Appreciation Fireworks—are particularly popular. In summer 2013, the Rockies host their division rivals several times, as well as visitors from the east including the Nationals, Phillies, and Cubs.