Watch: Avalanche carry Stanley Cup at Coors Field, Landeskog’s first pitch
The parade before the parade!
The Colorado Avalanche were honored for winning the Stanley Cup by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night at Coors Field. The Avs emerged from the left field tunnel with the Cup while “All The Small Things” by Blink 182 blared from the stadium’s loudspeaker.
Captain Gabriel Landeskog carried the cup for most of the journey, before handing it off to Nathan MacKinnon. Landeskog then took the mound for a ceremonial first pitch. It was high and outside, but he got it to the plate and Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland made an athletic catch to haul it in. You can watch part of the Avs walking in and Landeskog’s pitch below:
Look who is at Coors tonight! Hey #GoAvsGo let @StanleyCup know we’ll take one lift, your ride, best trip! #Rockies pic.twitter.com/53MY3WWryg
— AT&T SportsNet™ | RM (@ATTSportsNetRM) June 30, 2022
AVS bring out the #StanleyCup at #coorsfield pic.twitter.com/6PKtlp1QCx
— ChadinPortland 🎙 (@ChadinRipCity) June 30, 2022
The Stanley Cup is at Coors Field. pic.twitter.com/UhDspPGp7V
— DNVR Rockies (@DNVR_Rockies) June 30, 2022
Just a bit outside. pic.twitter.com/eonejmjlRr
— Rod Mackey (@Rod9sports) June 30, 2022
.@GabeLandeskog92 ➡️ @KFREE_21
The #Rockies are hosting the #StanleyCup champs tonight! pic.twitter.com/VD9ZxZ5cCY
— Quentin Sickafoose (@QSickafoose) June 30, 2022
That’s awesome! Landeskog said today he was a little nervous about throwing the first pitch, but did just fine. Let’s see if some of the Avalanche’s magic can rub off on the Rockies, as they’re looking for a rare sweep of the Dodgers.