After the game, Arizona second baseman Orlando Hudson requested an autographed ball from Peter Coors (above), the beer mogul and Rockies minority owner, according to the DENVER POST.
“Are you kidding me? You know how big he is?” Hudson said. “He’s what, sixth or seventh generation?”
A flattered Coors not only signed a ball, he went into the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse to meet Hudson. Said Coors: “I don’t ever remember an athlete doing that before. It was pretty cool.”
Hopefully that’s because most of them know better. But I’d settle for some.
Coors’ Rox came from a run down in the bottom of the 10th this evening, beating Arizona 4-3 when Troy Tolowitzki scored from second on D-Backs 3B Alberto Callaspo’s misplay of a Chris Iannetta grounder. One at bat earlier, Tolowitzki doubled home pinch-runner Jamey Carroll to tie the game, with Jose Valverde taking the first of what could be many blown saves and losses.