Intro, then throw lyrics from a cloud like Zeus
I'm the one to get the ladies loose
Baby, you just got seduced and juiced...
As the brink of the brink of the 2008 baseball season, a few things the SG would like to see this year from the Rockies:
-Aaron Cook be a legit #2 starter. When you hear that term: "#2 starter" you think of 13-15 wins, especially on a squad that is considered a contender. Cook has never won double digits in his career, albeit injuries have played a factor in his IP.
-Cheap beers at Coors Field. Come on, one random Tuesday night game versus some nondescript opponent why not have $2 or even $3 beer night. A usual 24,000 crowd would grow a bit. And don't give me that 'Guys Night Out' BS; I don't need some lame t-shirt. Frat boys, former Slushy Gutter winners, and rehab dropouts throughout Colorado would offer a hearty cheers.
-Slick Willie sets the tone. Willie Taveras wasn't exactly Rickey Henderson in Tucson, batting near the Mendoza Line and harboring an OBP not endearing to a table setter. If Willie can't get it going, it'll be time for 2006 postseason stud Scott Podsednik (who averaged nearly 100 points better in BA and OBP in preseason) to get his at bats.
-Out of sport scores at Coors. During the Avs' Stanley Cup runs of yesteryear, their scores were a fixture on the Coors Field right field scoreboard and Bob Hartley even threw out the first pitch next to the Cup. Rumor has it that Larry Walker spit his sunflower seeds in it. Let's hope the Avs' and Nugs' current pushes warrant a spot on the board.
-Value for Fuentes. Injuries will undoubtedly play a role in the long season, and the Rox cannot continue to pay a setup man over $5 million a year. If a viable setup man emerges from the pen, look for the front office to unload the former All Star Fuentes for more pitching or a strong bat off the bench.
-Dinosaur Love. The long standing trend has been to bash the Rockies' Dinger as the some sort of lowly scum throught the team's existence. Yeah, he's kind of goofy, but he's a mascot. If he shot beers out of that t-shirt cannon or robbed the beer vendor, that'd be a good start to get folks on his side.