I am disappointed in the Colorado Rockies…

I just want to say that I am disappointed in the management of the Colorado Rockies.  They failed to show committment to winning to their players and most importantly their fans.
Why? Who knows, we may never know.

The reason? Because they failed to sign Matt Holliday to a long-term deal and traded him away to the Oakland Athletics.

Matt Holliday is a big-time, major league player whose type only comes along every once in a while.  They should have made every effort to sign him.

The Rockies did get three players in return from the Athletics. One is a left-handed starting pitcher who struggled last year, but in looking at the offense of the A’s, it is no wonder he struggled.  The second is a reliever who struggled last year and may be on the downward trend.  And third is a prospect who may develop into a great player, but who has struggled at the major league.

Matt Holliday is gone and I wish him well.  But the Rockies management is to blame and should be held accountable.

The fans came out and showed support that was unrivaled except for the first couple of years.  The Rockies management had a chance to show their fans they were committed to winning, but they just blew them off.

We’ll see next summer how it pays off.  I hope it is good, but I am doubtful.

Major League Baseball, get some better umpires

Major League Baseball, please get some better umpires.  In tonight’s game between the Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins they blew a couple of calls that cost the Colorado Rockies. Luckily the Rockies now have a 5-0 lead.
The first blown call, Ubaldo Jimenez was up and he foul tipped a ball into the dirt and into the glove of the catcher with two strikes.  It should have been a foul ball, but it wasn’t.  

The umpires were not paying attention and ruled it in out saying the catcher caught the ball.  Even the first base umpire, Bob Davidson who was out of baseball for a while because of misjudgments, didn’t see it hit the dirt called him out.

Give me a break!

It gets even worse.

With a runner on first base and no outs, Garrett Atkins hit one to center field.  The umpire ruled that it was a catch and they doubled off the runner for two outs.  The replays clearly showed that it was a short-hop and not a catch.  

The umpire who was supposed to get into position to see the play from a different angle, didn’t move and wasn’t in the right position.  So when Clint Hurdle came out to question the call, the umpires did the obligatory gathering and still ruled them out.

Umpires never over-rule themselves and will protect the original call.  It is just stupid.

Major League Baseball always keeps secret how they deal with umpires, but that should change.  They need to be open.  They also need to institute instant replay immediately.

The umpires are doing a disservice to the the players, the Game, and the fans.  If Major League Baseball should hold the game to the highest standard, when they have umpires who can’t do the same, they should be gone.  

In the meantime, let the technology help them out and be used in the games. NOW!

The Colorado Rockies stand still on the trading deadline

The Colorado Rockies have stood still on the Major League Baseball trading deadline and then proceed to get blown out in Miami by the Florida Marlins.   It is currently 10-1 in the bottom of the fourth.
I am wondering if this was a good thing or not.  Their pitching has been great lately, but the bullpen has blown some games and tonight their starting pitcher didn’t even last two innings.

Nothing is wrong with their offense, but there pitching has been suspect.  In my opinion, it would have been nice if they would have gone out and done something.

But I guess nothing wasn’t there.  Let’s see what happens the rest of the way this season.

The Colorado Rockies are embarrasing, just plain embarrassing

I just want to say the All Star Break couldn’t have come soon enough for the Colorado Rockies.  It has been a horrible first-half.  I don’t think they could have played any worse.
It gets embarrassing because the last two game they played were on National Television, yesterday on Fox Sports and tonight on ESPN, in front of biggest media market of the world, New York City.

The Colorado Rockies, just off a World Series appearance, are now 39-57 and 8.5 games back in the standings.  In the last three games against the New York Mets, they had 11 hits and 1 run.  That is pathetic. Continue reading “The Colorado Rockies are embarrasing, just plain embarrassing”

Rockies win a wild one, win 18-17

The Colorado Rockies won a wild one and had fireworks before the fireworks show at Coors Field tonight.  They came from 9 runs down to beat the Florida Marlins 18-17.
This was an amazing game.  The Rockies were down 7-1, 13-5, and 17-12 to win.

Coors Field is known for some crazy games, but this one was just crazy.  The pitching was horrid on both sides, but that might be the offenses were just amazing.  Lodo magic was in full-force.

Let’s hope this will carry the Rockies forward and propel them back into the race to win the NL West.  No other team in the National League West wants to take over.

Go Rockies!

Colorado Rockies Fireworks Display

I went to the Colorado Rockies game last night versus the Florida Marlins and then watched the fireworks display afterwards.  It was a fun game and evening, especially since the Rockies came back and won the game 6-5 in the bottom of the 11th evening.
But, as always, the fireworks stole the show.  It was amazing.  I was able to capture it on my Flip Video camera. Enjoy.

Getting older and to a better year…

Well here is to getting older. Tomorrow, July 3, is my 39th birthday. Not again, for the first time. The funny thing is that I don’t feel any older.
Birthdays are always fun, especially when my birthday is on July 3. We are going as a family plus my niece, nephew, and sister in-law, to the Rockies game and fireworks afterwards. It is always a fun evening and we enjoy the evening out as a family.

But this is better than last year for me. Last year at this time I was in the hospital to have my appendix out. I was a hurting puppy and it is much better to be home hanging out with the family than in a hospital in quite-a-bit of pain.

Well here is to another year.