Friday, April 2, 2010

Rockies Games Are Still Cold

Isn't spring training supposed to usher in the beginning of summer? Well, judging by the temperature at the Isotopes Stadium tonight in the Q for the 2nd to last 2010 Rockies Cactus League game, it might as well be the 2009 NLDS in Denver, where the temperatures failed to crack the 40 degree mark. Although some Crown Royal shuttled in by the Sandman on a couple occasions helped warm the belly, 3 hours of shitty preseason baseball in a very difficult climate was enough for one night. Last I heard from DT, we tied the game 11-11.

Who cares? The Rocks committed 4 errors early in the game (was more like 6 by my count), Cookie looked like shit, and I swear Hurdle was lurking in the dugout instead of that real special manager. The highlight of the evening for me was the Minor League entertainment between innings. Hats off to "Sophie" - a young little lady in pigtails who runs around the infield after the 4th inning with a broom sweeping off the bases and the tops of the umpires' shoes(!) to the tune of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Creepy, yet wholesome at the same time.

All in all, it's nice to see live baseball again. Next time (read: tomorrow), I hope it's in warmer climes with major league caliber play on the field.


Chain Lightning said...

I guess I need to usher in the season. Haven't been listening to the national pundits much. Looking forward to first Dodgers series.

Is Francis a go for the season? Cookie? Ubaldo? Who fills out our rotation?

DeathTruck said...

DLR and Ham-Bone... I think.

I kind of remember watching those late season cactus league games last year in Vegas with similar weather. It definitely looked cold on TV... the avs just scored.

Sonic Tooth said...

Rizzo looked mighty cold.

Sonic Tooth said...

Francis just got put on the 15 day DL. Jesus, pitching could be dicey.

TroutDog said...

Shitty, shitty news to wake up to...unless, maybe you're Greg Smith....fuck