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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column brave enough to bash America’s pastime.

That’s right. We pull no punches, fear no retribution and, dangit, we know you’re just drooling to hear it.

Anyway, we went to a Colorado Rockies game Monday night. They walloped the Florida Marlins. A good time was had by all. We saw our first grand slam live and in person. That will go into the memory banks. We watched a nice sunset (our recommendation: always sit in right field so you can see the mountains, but make sure you wear shades). And we got to make a mess of our lap with peanut shells and skins, just like we did as tykes.

As we said, though, all was not well in Homerville. For instance, we appreciate that tickets to get in the game are affordable. We paid $12 for really good seats. But what we saved in ticket prices, we more than made up for in food and beverage. You can actually get a ticket to get inside cheaper than you can get a beer and a hot dog once you’re in there.

And why is it that we can only get a concoction from Coors? Yeah, we know the field is named after the brewery/family. Yeah, we suppose they put up big bucks to build the place and that price tag comes with some exclusive rights. But think about it: If an oil-producing company tried to hold Americans hostage like this, we’d call them terrorists. Maybe that’s a little extreme; we just thought this country used to be about being able to make our own choices.

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Oh, we almost forgot. We saw the craziest pool table we’ve ever seen. We got bored walking around LoDo counting air fresheners in parked cars, so we went into the Wynkoop Brewery. Upstairs in their pool hall, they have an eight-pocket pool table that’s shaped like an “L.” It has to be the coolest thing we’ve seen in a while. We’re stealing the idea and adapting it to ping-pong and bowling.

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“Any truth to the rumor that the Frisco Fathers are considering relaunching the Frisco Flyer … to haul people from the marina down to the lake? Just wondering,” writes our ever-faithful reader jadestreet.

Either that, or they’ll start asking all the burro racers if they need summer work in between races.

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They call it the University of Colorado at Boulder, but they should probably call it the University of Summit County because we’ve got so many stellar students who picked up degrees there on Friday. Check this out:

From Dillon, we’ve got Melissa Perritte, Paul Sanders, Amanda Vaille and Sarah Zook earning bachelor’s degrees.

Kim Slivka, of Frisco, earned a bachelor’s degree.

Silverthorne residents Chamisa Barr, Mark Hoffman, Kathryn Richardson, Brandon Rietzand Robert Ritchey earned bachelor’s degrees, and Heather Boylan earned her Ph.D.

Breckenridgians (we made that up – like it?) Michael Bunchman, Willard Chase, Caitlin Dull, Brianne Edwards, Karin Johnson, Sadie Johnson, Brittany King, Lacey Pushcman and Mark Raistakka were handed bachelor’s degrees, and don’t forget about Laura Graff who earned a master’s, and Sarah Covell who got her law degree.

That’s a lot of learnin’, folks. Nice job.

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Wednesday, who taught you how to spell yourself? We’re out doing what we do (and you know how we do it) …


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