On the eve of his team's home opener, Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort stepped into the role of tour guide as he showed off more than $6 million in renovations at Coors Field.
Strolling around the stadium, Monfort proudly pointed out revamped suites, a sustainable garden out back that features fresh herbs and vegetables, a new restaurant/bar called "The Press Club," seats behind home plate with more leg room and a play area for kids who are more interested in fun than the actual game.
As for the upgrades on the field, well, those have been a little more modest.
Expected to finish near the bottom of the NL West again, the Rockies open the doors at the renovated Coors Field on Friday against the San Diego Padres.
Monfort understands the skepticism, especially after Colorado didn't make many offseason moves after losing a franchise-worst 98 games in 2012.
"We've got to get better," Monfort said. "We're just as disappointed and embarrasse...