FIRESTONE, Colo. -- Fans continue to gear up for the Rockies wild-card game in Arizona on Wednesday. Some will even make their way southwest to cheer on the home team.
Two of the Rockies' biggest fans went to the 2007 World Series and the 2009 playoffs, and it's no surprise they'll head to Arizona.
One teenager wouldn't miss it for the world.
“I love the Rockies,” Emily Sauvageau said.
“She lives and breathes baseball,” Emily's dad, Dan Sauvageau, said.
Emily is not just a fan, she's a fanatic. When asked who leads the teams in home runs, who's pitching in Wednesday's game and the year Coors Field was built, she knew the answers immediately.
In 2009, Emily was 5 years old and was featured at her 248th Rockies game.
Now 14, Emily has been to 657 Rockies games and for every one of them, her dad has been with her.
“You only have so much time to spend with your kids, so we’re just taking full advantage of it,” Dan Sauvageau said.
Emily and her dad have been going to Rockies games for years. Her dad started taking her when she was a baby to give mom a break, and the tradition has continued 14 years later.
Together Emily and her dad have caught dozens of home runs, collected more bobbleheads than you can imagine and he even let her design the family car.
So now, before the Rockies wild-card game, Emily and her dad are in planning mode. They will leave for Arizona on Wednesday morning.
Emily and her dad only bought one-way tickets to Arizona. If the Rockies win, they'll head to Los Angeles for the National League Division Series against the Dodgers.AlertMe