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Rockies Opening Day

The Colorado Rockies started off their home season of baseball in style with a 12-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Casey Walton and her mother Denise Walton (left to right) do a selfie before the home game opener of the Rockies at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Casey Walton and her mother Denise Walton (left to right) do a selfie before the home game opener of the Rockies at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The first fans on opening day come through the gates. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The first fans on opening day come through the gates. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The first fans on opening day come through the gates. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The first fans on opening day come through the gates. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Jacie Papparo has her glove and is ready for the game to start waiting after arriving two hours before the Rcckies home opener game on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Jacie Papparo has her glove and is ready for the game to start waiting after arriving two hours before the Rcckies home opener game on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies General Managre Walt Weiss comes over to say hi to superfan Joanne Ordway. Ordway comes from Los Angeles for every home opener. The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies General Managre Walt Weiss comes over to say hi to superfan Joanne Ordway. Ordway comes from Los Angeles for every home opener. The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Coach Eric Young, Sr. waves to the crowd. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Coach Eric Young, Sr. waves to the crowd. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies legend Vinny Castilla is greeted by Coach Eric Young on the field. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies legend Vinny Castilla is greeted by Coach Eric Young on the field. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The first pitch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The first pitch. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado receive Golden Glove awards from last season. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado receive Golden Glove awards from last season. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon hits the ball during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon hits the ball during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon dives back to first during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon dives back to first during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon is congratulated by Rockies teammates and staff after hitting a home run during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon is congratulated by Rockies teammates and staff after hitting a home run during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio pitcher the ball during second inning of the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio pitcher the ball during second inning of the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nolan Arenado fields the ball for an out. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Nolan Arenado fields the ball for an out. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nolan Arenado fields the ball for an out. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Nolan Arenado fields the ball for an out. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Legendery hitter Eric Young is the first base coach for the Rockies. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Legendery hitter Eric Young is the first base coach for the Rockies. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Carlos Gonzalez dives for third base during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Carlos Gonzalez dives for third base during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon hustle to catch a hit during the 9th inning of the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon hustle to catch a hit during the 9th inning of the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon fields the ball during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon fields the ball during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Carlos Gonzales gets a hug from former Rockies Vinny Castilla after Gonzales hit a home run during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Carlos Gonzales gets a hug from former Rockies Vinny Castilla after Gonzales hit a home run during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies short stop Troy Tulowitzki throws the ball to first for an out in the 8th inning during the home opener game at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies short stop Troy Tulowitzki throws the ball to first for an out in the 8th inning during the home opener game at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon hits a double in the 8th inning during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon hits a double in the 8th inning during the game opener for the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Rockies won the game 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon has his beard tugged after he went six for six  on hits for the home opener Rockies game. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon has his beard tugged after he went six for six on hits for the home opener Rockies game. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon (left) is congratulated by teammates Brandon Barnes (center) and Drew Stubbs (right) after the Rockies home opener game. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2 at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon (left) is congratulated by teammates Brandon Barnes (center) and Drew Stubbs (right) after the Rockies home opener game. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2 at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rockies Charlie Blackmon is congratulated by Rockies staff after the home opener game . Blackmon went six for six  on hits for the home opener Rockies game. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Rockies Charlie Blackmon is congratulated by Rockies staff after the home opener game . Blackmon went six for six on hits for the home opener Rockies game. The Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The home opener for the 2014 baseball season for the Colorado Rockies was held at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Dinger the Rockies dinosaur mascot jokes around with kids after a big win for the Rockies. The Rockies won their home opener over the Arizona Diamonbacks 12-2 at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Dinger the Rockies dinosaur mascot jokes around with kids after a big win for the Rockies. The Rockies won their home opener over the Arizona Diamonbacks 12-2 at Coors Field on Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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