Monday, October 29, 2007

Rock Bottom

I put two and two together and I came up with four
You are forever, forgot, forbid, shouldn't have to say much more…

As I was leaving Game Four of the World Series last night, a young man was hawking Rockies’ NL Champs shirts for $5. Sounded about right, I’m sure back in Boston the Sox shirts were going for triple that.

The Rockies ran into a team that triple their payroll, triples their playoff experience, and basically tripled their talent level in this short series.

Up and down the Red Sox roster are proven playoff and World Series vets. From Manny and his pajama bottoms, Bib Papi and his Batman logo shaped beard, to Mike Lowell, uber-stud Josh Beckett. Sprinkle in some rookies who’ve had to play in the AL all year, and this BoSox team looks like a better version of their last series’ winner.

Meanwhile, the Rockies are flush with young talent, a few journeymen, and were still patchworking a rotation even in October.

The Rox just plain got beat by the better team. There were no series defining moment, no series changing event. Basically, when Dustin Pedroia hit a leadoff home run in Game One, one could argue that was the series changer.

The staples that got the Rockies this far had dried up. The clutch hits disappeared. The timely double plays went byebye. The key strikeouts were replaced by walks. More importantly, the dregs that were the Phillies and DBacks were replaced by the Sox.

Like the Denver media and their fans, I’ll say that this loss doesn’t hurt. It doesn’t sting like old Super Bowl losses, like the Stars squeaking by the Avs. The boys of summer took us all the way into October, unheard of in these parts. A few of the players will be gone next year, and the young rookies will be a year older, the injuries healed and a fresh bunch of bandwagon fans back onboard.

Thanks to this strange trip, it’s almost November, pitchers and catchers report in three months. And NL Champs' gear, half to 75% in the meantime.



Anonymous Spotwood said...

The thing that I can take away most from this season is hope. I 'hope' that the ownership of the Rocks wakes up and realizes that the time to win is now, not 4 years in the future, and increases the payroll accordingly. The fans in this town have shown that they'll support the team if you make an effort.

As for the baseball itself. Something that no one in the media is talking about is how much this team struck out in the Playoffs. I'm not sure of the exact number but it's very, very high. You're living on borrowed time if you can't put the ball in play in the postseason. Even if you're just moving those runners along. It was extremely evident in the Red Sox series but it was a large problem against Arizona as well. It was just overshadowed by the excellence of the pitching.

They need to look at some of the extremely long swings of guys like Hawpe, Tulowitzki and Stewart and fill those if they want to compete again next year.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more baseball talk. Go Nuggets!

1:02 PM  
Anonymous skyler ulbrecht said...

The old adage "a leopard never changes his spots" might ring true with the Monfort dufus brothers. I heard Charlie was spouting off on how they were still the better team. Huh? I think many people would just feel better if they weren't involved.

Looks like they may have about a 5 year window right now. After that, the vultures of big $$$ will rid us of about half of our "core"

And my man Brian Fuentes? Later! Have fun in Seattle or wherever.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope is the denial of reality.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Spotwood said...

Basically the only thing Dick and Charlie do well is whine. The Rockies aren't even close to a better team than Boston. Those two can whine all they want about the payroll disparity but that is their choice anyway. There's a reason they were booed rather soundly during the NLCS trophy presentation.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous VINNIE CASTILLA said...

no more baseball talk, let's talk about my wife's huge rack.

nice use of motivational posters, anonymous.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Dart Adams said...

The Colorado Rockies were one hell of a baseball team and I feel that the sweep really didn't do them justice at the end considering what a great September they had.

Were they overmatched? Hell yes! The pitching ultimately did them in...Holiday is a beast and Tulo and Atkins are amazing in the field.

Great season all around.


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