Wednesday, October 06, 2010

No Grit At Coors

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The MLB playoffs start today and I've looked high and low, sweet and low, near and far, far and side, and I can't find our Colorado Rockies on the schedule.

A team that seemed destined to be in the playoffs for the third time in four years stumbled, bumbled, and plainly sucked down the stretch to finish a ho-hum two games over 500.

We can list the reasons for the slide, from worn out arms to lack of clutch hitting to Dinger taking a crap in the planter on the club level. However, one aspect of the team needs to be looked at.

I've had a chance to catch Ken Burns "10th Inning" on PBS (yes, The Commish is all snooty catching PBS shows, as Doughboy said in Boyz In The Hood : "I can read muthafucka!") and the 30 for 30 that aired on the 04 Red Sox. Both highlighted what the Roc are missing outside of the Mulleted One (is he gonna let that thing grow all offseason to full Bill Ray Cyrus length?) and that's attitude.

Those Red Sox teams had dudes who were gritty, ass-kickers, no-nonsense guys. Last year's Yankee team had Derek Jeter banging the whole "Friday Night Lights" cast and leading. The Phillies have those types in Chase Utley and even Jimmy Rollins.

The Rockies have the big players, but can you see CarGo slamming a Gatorade cooler in the clubhouse. Jason Giambi is a veteran, but how much can a cartoonish pinch hitter lead a team? Todd Helton? Does Dexter Fowler get you pumped? Even Jim Tracy doesn't seem like the old school "get your fucking asses in gear" type.

With the Rockies window inching a bit closer, it will be time to be very active in this year's hot stove and bring in the types that might only bat 275, but will bat that ass if needed.

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Anonymous skyler ulbrecht said...

Heard an interestig comment on the radio yesterday that Ian Stewart was most interested in "playing video games in the clubhouse"

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Spotwood said...

The real prolem is they just aren't as talented as we tend to believe. They've basically had an offensive blackhole at 1B for 3 years, a bad combination at 2B and a sporadic at best RF platoon. You can't win a whole hell of a lot of ballgames like that.

Coupled with 3/5 of a rotation that's a threat to give up 10+ runs a game and I'm amazed they ended up where they were.

I think the leadership in the clubhouse is there, but the ownership needs to go out and find some better ballplayers. Stop trying to use the magical Coors field as a crutch to get by with subpar bigleaguers. Just say no to the Miguel Olivo's of the world.

3:06 PM  
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