Monday, September 29, 2008

Assessment of '08 Rockies

And the assessment is they flat out sucked. That is all.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I know this is a Rockies blog, but I've still got some posteason to watch...

One final unwarring of Corpas in 2008...

An appropriate way to close out the season. The bullpen ruins a great outing by Ubaldo...
Thanks Manny and Luis, we've really been able to count on the both of you this year for some late inning bed-shitting. Thanks alot.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Yet Another Night of Unwarring Corpas

You knew somehow we'd find a way to blow a lead to the D-Backs. Happens every fucking time this season. Not that the game has any significance, but I really wouldn't mind winning a series against this team. Latest bullpen meltdown: Manny turning a one-run 8th inning lead into a 2-run deficit. If he's going to be next year's closer, I hope he hunts down the 2007 Corpas and offs the 2008 version. One more game in this dreadful season.....

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

We've Clinched 3rd Place in the NL West!

The fanfare won't compare to last year, but don't underestimate the achievement of finishing 3rd in the highly under-competitive NL West! Sure, the D-Backs added Dan Haren in the off-season and Adam Dunn down the stretch and the Dodgers bolstered an already 'devastating' offensive lineup by acquiring Casey Blake and, oh yeah, maybe the best hitter of our generation, Manny "Being Manny!" Ramirez.

The Rocks, meanwhile, add Kip Wells, Josh Towers, Micah Bowie (don't think DT forgot about him) and Luis Vizcaino, and resign Mark Redman. In a move that I endorsed, the Rocks signed Livan Hernandez during the playoff "push". But in reality, that move just highlights the difference between the Rocks and other NL West contenders.

Hmmm, Livan or Manny? It's really no wonder why we weren't in the playoff mix in the final weeks. Considering how pedestrian the NL West is, I can't help but feel much bitterness toward Rockies brass for not making midseason moves that would help this team be competitive down the stretch. Sure, the players didn't execute when it mattered most all season long, but when the rest of the division is adjusting and you just sit there with your thumb up your ass, you will find yourself on the outside looking in more often than not. I hope lessons have been learned and fires have been stoked. The problem is, we're probably losing some of our better performers from this year (Holliday and/or Atkins and Fuentes), so who is to say there is any reason for optimism?

Oh yeah, Hurdle didn't have a good year either. In most organizations committed to winning, he'd be canned by now.

All that said, I'm glad the Rocks swept a worthless road series tonight. No tacos, but pride defended. Check......

Sunday, September 21, 2008

No More Home Games, No More Purple Clipboard

As depressing as it is that the season is over for Rockies home games, I can only imagine how "Purple Clipboard" feels. Take a close look at the photo. Way off in the background there is a Rockies fan that sits in that same seat every game keeping score with the same purple clipboard and bad hairdo. God bless her. It's going to be a long off season.

DT and I endured a joke of a Greg Reynolds start for about 5 innings before adjourning to Swankys to see the B'cos beat the Saints (see KTH for reaction). I shed a tear for no more live baseball in 2008. The weather today would've been perfect for a game that had playoff implications, or even a game that was respectable. Too bad the Rockies couldn't pull off either.

More recap to follow........

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Don't Think I Still Can't Blow a Save

Pretty lame ending by the Rocks tonight blowing it in the top of the 9th via a 2-run HR by Stephen Drew off of the seemingly invincible Brian Fahhh-uentes. He had a pretty crazy streak going on the last few months with nearly scoreless pitching and something like 16 consecutive saves in a row. I guess tonight's hiccup isn't technically a blown save, but it sure feels like one.

I wasn't able to watch most of this game, but did make it home in the bottom of the 8th in time to see the Rocks tally a run to tie it up at 3-3. I was getting ready to settle in to watch either some bottom of the 9th heroics, or at least extra innings baseball. I got neither.

Here's to hoping Fuentes has a save opportunity tomorrow in the home finale. DT and I will be in attendance to give the 2008 season a proper send off. I hope tonight isn't how we have to remember Fuentes' Rockies career at Coors.

This Dude Has Mad BO. And a Pretty Cool Nuts Hat.

An enjoyable time tonight at Coors. Doesn't take much to incite that D-Bags hatred. Fuentes tries to blow it, but can't quite pull it off. I guess we helped out the Dodgers, which sucks cock, but any night the Rockies win, I'm happy. There I said it.

And this big ole guy behind DeathTruck had some mean B.O. going all night.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

'Bout Freaking Time

Thank you I-Dog, Bake-Dog, Barmey, and everyone else who finally stepped up.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

unwar the entire bullpen

First it was Taylor, then Luis, now it's Rusch/Herges. You got think Hurdle gave up when he gave Herges the ball. I can't remember the last time that guy came in and didn't give up runs or put on runners for another pitcher in the bully to take care of. Was there a reason why Grilli wasn't put in? The season is officialy over; Rockies '08: Return to Crapiness. The hat to the flames picture will be put up within 24 hours, and it will remain up until the first pitch in Tucson or wherever they wind up playing next spring.

I will omit Grilli and Fuentes (really?, possibly Manny too, he's been unwarred plenty earlier in the year) from this harsh but very appropriate post.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fuck you, my man...........................

Stew-bag has had enough....

Nice to see some heart in a game that through 7 was walking down the same dogshit-laden path as the last couple games...
A lead-off dong from Ian in the top of the frame and the bats suddenly get lively.
I want to see some scrap.
Looking ahead, I want to see some purple thorns in the side of the Dodgers this weekend. My likely last sit-down in the 331 this season will be Fri and Sun. I finish typing. Unwar Luis.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Am I Hallucinating?

Whaahh!?!?!? A walk off balk!?!? G-Dog comes up with a clutch top of the 9th inning HR to tie it, but then it gets totally wasted by a 2-out, nobody on rally off of Unwar Buchholz capped off by a flipping balk. I feel ill.....

Saturday, September 6, 2008

1 Fucking Hit; Ardin Is Pissed . (Annoying teenage grils with cell phones add to the poor night of baseball)

Arden says Oswalt gets anything near the plate called a strike and it's complete bullshit. Really, 1 hit? That's fucking weak. If you're going to score zero runs, you might as well just pitch de Los Santos.

Our offense seems completely willing to waste brilliant Franky performance after brilliant Franky performance. That said, it doesn't help when you have to swing at every pitch in the same zip code as the plate. The ump was apparently on the Astros payroll.

Oh, and did I mention Hurdle is a complete fucking moron? Frank had over 90 pitches, barely made it through the previous two innings, but Hurdle sends him to the plate. Genius dude.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I'll tell you what Dinger "requests"'s a repeat of goddam last September

In a more time-sensitive request, Dinger would like The Amazing Ubaldo to have a good night on the mound this evening in the opener with the Astros. I second that request.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


well that was a rather wretched day of baseball. first, Cook shits the bed in a profound manner, then the D-Bags come from behind to beat the Cards. what do you know? the Dodgers are already up on the suddenly helpless Pads. 6 back again, and time is seriously running out on the Rox in '08.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Little Timmy is due for a bad outing....right?

The familia de la sonic tooth is running a tad late getting down to Coors for tonight's am throwing up a quick post. Labor Day's game was a mighty satisfying way to close out the long weekend; another good one from DLR, and the offense pitched in with a scrappy batch of runs. (must own up to before and after trips to Swanky's. so long, Lindsey)
Not holding out a ton of hope that the offense can get to Lincecum tonight, but here's hoping. (geez anyone in CO wish the Rox would have taken the Shrimp over Reynolds ?!?)
I think there will be some conflicting colors being flashed from our group tonight...mrs. st is a Giants fan dontcha know.
Thanks to PF for the tix!