Posted by Drew Litton at 2:00 PM
| Comments (126)
September 30, 2007
tom townsend writes:
Always so hard on the Rockies...how bout a nice toon to honor the boys
However with kids sports you gotta deal with overbearing parents trying to live through their kids, and don't understand their kids aren't superstar athletes yet.
Way to hit on the hot-button topic at the moment...I mean at least the Rockies season isn't coming down to the final day of the season or anything.
Semper Fi writes:
This is the best you can come up with considering the Rockies are still in it with one game to go! I guess unless there is something negative to write about these sports writers won't report on local teams.
give us something!
Bronc in C-Springs writes:
Read the comment from Drew on "Bonds Giant Exit". He has been busy with more important issues.
FYI. My wife is recovering from surgery. I haven't drawn a "live" cartoon for over a week due to this family medical crisis. Please understand that I am not drawing live this week and into next week as well. The cartoon above was drawn over a week ago to meet the quota of cartoons I send to my syndicate to run nationally. Thanks for reading and please be patient with me during this difficult time.
Lay off Drew. He has an emergency in his family. He even explains a bit of it on his blog here. Quit thinking of yourselves.
Drew, I hope your wife gets to feeling better.
Drew I hope your wife is doing well. I loved your cartoon. Maybe next the agents will get a hold of little leaguers
Drew, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Get everything right at home and then you can focus on the important things, like our fantasy football league, oh yeah and drawing cartoons.
By the way, I just got home from the Rockies game (it's a four hour drive) and we totally kicked those snakes to the curb. The stadium was rockin', and it roared when the Brewers took the lead on the right field scoreboard. Every time that Holliday came to the plate we (by we I mean me and 50,000 friends) greeted him with a chant of MVP, MVP!!! Then when Helton caught the throw for the final out we went nuts, and Helton was jumping and skipping towards his teammates like he had accomplished something to be proud of. He has, and we are proud of him and all the Rockies. Great job Rocks, now go beat the friars tomorrow!!!
October 1, 2007
Drew, best wishes to you and your family.
Don't worry about the fans and the Bronco/Buff/Rockies.
We are spoiled by your talents, but more importantly, we all hope your family is safe and healthy!
Friar John writes:
What a bunch of bandwagon jumpers.
Your team gets hot for 2 weeks after sucking it at .500 for the entire season, and just now you've got players acting like they just won the World Series. What the hell?
Now, I'm not saying that the Padres won't implode tonight, but if they do, they'll at lease do it with some kind of grace.
A few things to note:
1. How different do you think this little run that the Rockies just had would be if it lost both matt Holliday and Brad Hawpe (equivilent of the Padres losing thier top two outfielders in Cameron and Bradley). We wouldn't even be taking about this playoff game right now.
2. The Diamondbacks has nothing to play for. They has already wrapped up the division before play began yesterday.
3. The Dodgers had nothing to play for during that series due to being eliminated by all accounts.
4. The Padres simply ran into a hot team after previously winning 7 straight. Of course they were due to lose a few.
5. It has taken a run of immaculate proportions to even allow the rockies a sniff. In otherwords, this is unprecedented. And even with this miracle, Colorado still isn't guaranteed a spot.
They have gotten LUCKY. Period.
That is not to say they haven't played decent baseball, but it cannot be argued that they have had the best LUCK of any team in the majors.
This Rockies team is playing over their own heads. They are overachieving at the highest level. The Padres, the Mets, and the Dodgers UNDERACHIEVED to make this Rockies run possible.
Colorado didn't win to get to this point as much as other teams LOST to allow Colorado to get to this point.
Good LUCK Colorado. You will need it with Jake Peavy taking the hill tonight. I'm still rooting for my Friars, but I also won't be surprised if the Rockies win. San Diego's offense has been decimated.
The Padres will hold their heads high at any rate knowing that they at least got where they are by playing a team (Milwaukee) that gave their BEST effort over the weekend instead of laying down against the Rockies like the D-backs did. So, simply...the Padres deserve to be here much more than Colorado does.
The Rockies haven't had nearly the injuries to overcome that S.D. has. And don't tell me about Cook, Lopez, etc....they were horrible to begin with, and easily replaceable. Try taking out Holliday and Hawpe for tonight and see what happens.
And I'll agree with a previous poster about the possible steriod stuff where holliday and company are concerned. I'll just aske this: How would Rockies fans feel about Holliday, Tulowitski, Hawpe, etc, IF they were caught for using steriods? Would you shun them? Would you demand they be kicked off the team?
I know that I would want every Padre who tested positive kicked out for good. How would you feel about your own players?
I'm actually somewhat of a Rockies fan, but good Lord people, let's keep our heads. The rocks haven't won jack yet.
And even if they make it through tonight, they're going to get whacked.
Remember the line about counting chickens?
And....the Rockies lead 3-0....
Oh....look. The Steroid Boy goes deep.
The Padres bullpen is WAY better than Colorado's.
And damn....SD is still leading, even with Helton & The 'Roid Boys playing. I'll even bet the Rockies loaded the humidor with different balls for each team just for this game. They accidently gave the Pads one on the slammie.
God, what a bunch of CHEATERS.
Now the Umpire is in on it.
Calling strikes that are clearly balls.
And he's being more animated when ringing up Padres players. This is complete B.S.
The Pads will prevail!!!!
Holliday, HHawpe & Helton....
"The 'Roid Boys!"
The STEROID ROCKIES are going to GET KILLED IN PHILLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And Holliday WAS OUT AT THE PLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUNCH OF CHEATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOLLIDAY NEVER TOUCHED HOME PLATE!!!!
Cheating Rockies writes:
The Umpire was bought off! That's the most AWFUL call I've ever seen in the history of the game!
There will always be an asterik on this game. The Rockies got in because they and the umpires CHEATED!!!!
The Padres GOT JOBBED!
That call should be reviewed by the league and the umpire should be put in front of the Padres pitching staff in leiu od a firing squad.
That is the WORST CALL EVER!
Holliday KNEW HE NEVER TOUCHED HOME!!! YOU COULD SEE IT IN HIS REACTION!!!!!!
Holliday being interviewed right now.
When asked if he touched the plate he said "I DON"T KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
In other words, "NO!!!!!!!!!!!"
MLB is a CROCK! This umpire took his anger out on the Padres for being the team that was involved in the situation that got one of his own suspended. It's a huge FIX!
Awful Call writes:
This is what MLB wants us to watch?
A cheating team?
An umpire crew that makes imaginary safe calls?
All of America saw what frauds the Rockies are. There is no way Matt Holliday got his hand in there.
He's a fraud.
Tulowitski's a fraud.
Helton is a fraud.
The Phillies are going to lay waste to this bogus team.
The Padres are by far a better team. They know they got screwed. And you know what? They'll be back. This will be the only highlight the Rockies will get. They'll get swept by Philly.
They'll be back in their rightful 4th or 5th place again next year.
Umpire In The Game writes:
Just wanted to let you all know that I made the safe call because I was really just sleepy and it was past my nap time.
Oh, AND because the league kicked out my buddy for arguing with one of those Padres.
**whisper** He really wasn't safe **whisper**
Hee hee hee. I'm as big a cheat as Holliday and Tulowitzski and Hawpe and Helton are.
Wow, you Padres fans have some good insults. "Oooh, let's just say they all took steroids, that'll teach em!"
You guys are almost as clever as the coach of your "Super Bowl Caliber" football team. HA!
GO ROCKIES GO
No one had the vantage point to see Holiday's hand except for the umpire. If you say you could, then YOU are a fraud. Besides - the Rockies actually should have won the game in 9 innings 7-6 with Atkins’ home run in the seventh. That was the real blown call. The only thing that the video shows is that that was a home run, but it does not show whether or not Holiday touched home or not.
Good Lord, How many non Rocky fans are so insecure that they need to check this web board and what the heck is this B.S. about the Rockies being on steroids? Is that going to be the new call of all cry baby losers that cannot handle losing? "Oh they beat us; they must be on steroids and be cheaters." Get a grip and stop being cry babies. If there were any basis for these steroid accusations that would be different, but now you are just a bunch of whiners. Didn’t one of these Padre fans say something about losing with grace? Give me a break!
The Padres had three days to win the Wild Card - they failed. The Rockies proved that the Padres were frauds. The Rockies won down the stretch and have made this an awesome season.
Someone said something about not proving anything – well they have proved a ton. They are a great baseball team and have been playing like a team. Will they go any further? Who knows, but they sure look like they could give the Phillies a run.
I remember a certain Tom making comments about the Rockies not making a comeback from anything on July 13. I said they had a shot and that they could make October baseball possible. Here we are and the Rockies have come back and made the playoffs.
As for the comments that they did not get in by winning as much as by other teams losing – well that is just stupid. Every team that gets in gets in by winning and by the other teams around them losing. The Rockies won 90 games – the Padres only won 89. The Rockies are in the playoffs – the Padres are not. Deal with it and stop whining!
Mike D writes:
You know what's bad about MLB? They don't have testing for steroids. Oh wait, they do? So if the Rockies were taking them, they'd fail their test? Wow.
But then again anonymous posters on a board have never had to worry about accuracy or legitimacy in making their claims.
And god, those umpires sure blew the game for the Padres. It's not like Cy Young Winner Peavy gave up 6 runs and then HOF closer blew a 2 run lead before then. Oh wait, they did.
And "worst call ever"? Someone needs to dial down the hyperbole. And take some lessons from Bud Black how to lose with class...
He was safe!!! Anyone who claims that there is any proof otherwise is just a sore loser wanting to make excuses for a team that just couldn't get it done with every opportunity to do so!
He was totally safe!!! His hand went under the catcher's foot which was on the plate. He even stated that his hand got stepped on. SAFE!!!
October 2, 2007
Wow, what a game!!!!
Hey Rockies fans......we're in the playoffs!!! Can you believe it??!!!
This team is amazing, they just beat the Cy Young winner and greatest closer in the history of the game!!
BTW, the playoffs should be played with just the NL West. There are at least 3 teams in the West that are better than everyone else in the NL and they would have had really amazing records without the unbalanced schedule beating each other up.
This was amazing, and I am so glad to be a Rockies fan!!!!!!!
All of this debate on whether or not Holliday was safe should have been moot. The umps had already blown that call on that Atkins Homer that they ruled a double. 9 News showed a pretty good shot of it clearing the fence, bouncing off that wheelchair and going back over.
The right team won that game.
That was a great game last night. I was able to tune in the 8th inning and got hooked until the end of the game. Which was 12:30 AM (live out in the East coast). I was cheering for the Rockies and glad to see them win.
For the comment that Friar John made that the Rockies made it because every other team lost and the teams Colorado played weren't playing for anything. Didn't the Rockies sweep the Padres the weekend of 21-23? Were the Padres not playing for anything there.
Just in case anybody is wondering I have stated I am an Orioles fan since I live in Baltimore (And close to Camden Yards) but I cheer for the Rockies since I grew up in Denver.
Holliday was out.
The ball Atkin's hit was not.
End of story.
The Rockies are going to get absolutely destroyed by the Phillies. See, there's a thing called home field advantage. The Rockies no longer have that luxury.
Hope you all enjoyed last night. The fun stops here.
And I'm a Red Sox fan. I'm actually impartial to this whole deal. But your team is about to get wasted.
We made it! It was a storybook September for the Rockies. Anyone remember "Major League?"
No one can take away the Rockies' tremendous success.
Regardless what happens next, this is one of the brightest spots in Colorado baseball.
Ha, Ha!! I was reading some of the comments on this blog by out of town fans over the past few games and these are my favorites:
“This little run here has become absolutely absurd. This Rockies team is NOT a good team.”
“Have a nice Winter, Rockies fans. Your team made a serious error in judgement (sic) by cutting trading Eric Byrnes. A lucky run doesn't match up to fielding a quality team.”
“It has taken a run of immaculate proportions to even allow the rockies a sniff. In otherwords, this is unprecedented. And even with this miracle, Colorado still isn't guaranteed a spot.”
“Colorado didn't win to get to this point as much as other teams LOST to allow Colorado to get to this point.”
“I'm not saying that the Padres won't implode tonight, but if they do, they'll at lease do it with some kind of grace….The Padres GOT JOBBED!.....MLB is a CROCK! This umpire took his anger out on the Padres …It's a huge FIX!”
Nobody else in baseball believed in this team and the Rockies proved them all wrong. There are only four teams left in the National League and we're one of them! So beware those of you that wish to bash our team, these are the boys of Rocktober!!!!
Rockies vs Red Sox in the World Series :D
October 3, 2007
Holiday was not out.
The catcher did not have the ball and you can't block the runner from getting to the plate.
rather than going head first, Holiday should have put him into the 6th row.
Atkins ball was out. Should have been a HR which would have put the Rox up by 2 which would have won the game for them in 9. But ti didn't so they did it in 13.
Holliday was an idiot.
He's extremely fortunate that he didn't get his hand broken or his shoulder dislocated.
But, that's all the Rockies have been running on of late. Way to sneak in the back door Colorado. Real teams actually do it the old school way by winning their division. If not for Uncle Bud, you guys would be crying in your Coors Light.
Let's not get carried away.
Even as a Rockies season ticket holder since Day One, I am unconvinced that the Rockies will win the Phillies series. Yes, they're leading 3-0 right now, but it's all about adrenaline.
They have to win 3 games. Not 3 innings.
They also have to win the World Series at this point for this season to be deemed a success. If they don't run the table now after all this hype, it's just a letdown.
No, let's just calm down, shall we?
Way to go Rox!! One down, 2 to go.
Matt Holliday must have put a head on that syringe before game time.
Look folks. the guy hit, what?
Eleven home runs in a span of 12 games not too long ago? That's territory that only Bonds, Sosa, and McGwire have visited. Guess what all three of them have in common? Steroid accusations.
Matt's going to get caught. Just wait for it.
As for the rest of the team, well...they still think this is a sandlot and that they're in some kind of Hollywood production. They're going to wake up and realize where they are tomorrow and get killed.
No kidding WCH -
Is there anything more disgusting than a bunch of people pretending to be Rockies fans just because "their" team is now winning a little?
Good God. What a bunch of followers and fair-weather "fans".
Its sad that just cause a guy hits home runs, he is now a juicer!
"there in the sandlot and they think there in some kind of hollywood production"?.... Uh, they are in the playoff's, last time I checked you try to win those games, and thats a reality!
Did the Rockies play at home today - no, did they win - yes, keep em coming J.P.
Face it Rockie haters, this is a good team, and their playing their best baseball right now! give credit where credit is due!
Hope all is well drew! can't wait to see some new cartoons, best wishes to you and your family
"Its sad that just cause a guy hits home runs, he is now a juicer!"
Thanks for agreeing with me Kurt! I'm glad you see it my way.
Yep. A juicer for sure. Look at pics of him a few years ago. He was a lot skinnier. Now he's way bigger than he's ever get on weights alone. He's gotten too big, too fast. His head has gotten huge too. And he's also gone basically bald. All symptoms when a person is a steroids abuser.
Wait for Tulowitski to get caught too. What a crock this guy is. The 3rd baseman for the Brewers is the real deal. Troy really is a fraud.
Holliday gave himself away when he went on this run of 11 home runs in 12 games. Way to put the authorities on alert Matt.
Backup your claims before spouting idiotic slanderous statements. What proof do you anonymous posters have anyway, you say they've gotten too big too fast? Neither one of them has gained more than 5 pounds in the last two years and here is proof of that statement.
5 Matt Holliday LF 25 6-4 235 - 2005 Rockies Roster - colorado-rockies-fans.com/roster.htm (2005)
5 Matt Holliday LF 27 6-4 235 -2007 Rockies Roster
5 Troy Tulowitzki SS 20 6-3 200 Junior Long Beach St. - ncaasports.com/baseball/mens/rosters/divi/LBST, 2005
2 Troy Tulowitzki SS 22 6-3 205 -2007 Rockies Roster
When I was researching these two I found an interesting quote about Holliday when he was drafted by Baseball Almanac - The wild card in Oklahoma is 3B/RHP Matt Holliday, son of Oklahoma State coach Tom Holliday and one of the nation's top quarterback recruits. Holliday might be an impossible sign unless he gets first-round money, but the loss of Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator to the Dallas Cowboys has made Holliday look more closely to baseball. He has shown little inclination to play college football and professional baseball. Holliday is a five-tool player with excellent power and arm strength.
We've beaten 3 teams in 4 days including the Padres Cy Young ace, the all-time saves leader and the Phillies ace! We need 3 more for the pennant...Go Rockies!!!
October 4, 2007
Us Rockies fans have had precious little to chear about for years JP so knock it off. Not all of us can be fortunate enough to cheer for a team like the Red Sox who have one thing in common with the Yankees...they try to buy championships now.
We only have a a few years to cheer for this team before the Monforts trade them for minor leaguers and we start over. I can't blame Rockies fans for coming out of obscurity.
WorkingClassHero, are you really Barry Bonds???
The Rockies are continuing right where they left off in the regular season against a team that finished about as hot as the Rockies did.
Props to the Rockies and their fans for getting into J.P.'s and other non-Rocky fan's grill. I would have thought RedSox fans would have had bigger fish to fry, but I'm glad to see it is making somebody miserable. ...why else would he be here?
I did not think the Rockies have been around long enough, and have accomplished enough to make anyone bother hating them so much.
distant fan writes:
Good grief, all you people can do is bitch about the Rockies. After 45 years as a resident of the Denver area I had to leave. Alas before the Rockies and Coors field. It took a long time to get MLB to Denver. Just because the owners are cheapskates does not mean that there not some good dedicated players on the team. Cut a little slack and appreciate something I never had a chance to enjoy. 45 years of the Denver Bears was fun, but major league baseball.
Hero's are people, that others look up to, and i doubt people are looking up to a guy who is accusing someone of something they have no proof of.
Another sad attempt to take away from a great season, for one player and his team.
Ryan Braun is a good player, but i have news for you.....he's now sitting at home watching Troy play in the playoffs!
Lets go Rockies!
Wake up people.
Hockey season has begun. Baseball, if you want to call it a sport, is like watching paint dry. And the Rockies are a boring team anyway. All they do is hit home runs. Where's the excitement in that?
The whole "Chicks dig the long ball" deal is long over.
Try watching a real sport: Hockey.
Just want to say congrats to the Rockies in Game 1. Didn't get a chance to see the game which was a shame.
This is a great time to be a sports fan. Baseball playoffs, Hockey starting up. Football (both college & pro) in full swing and the Chase in NASCAR happening.
Well, there it is again.
Holliday hit another home run.
Tulowitski hits another home run.
The Steroid Boys strike again.
Message to the Rockies: How about playing baseball? You know, hit and run, base to base.
Like, how about EARNING a win. This isn't baseball. It's a Steroid-induced home run derby.
Kaz shares a locker with Holliday and Tulowitzski.
The Juice runs deep in the Rockies clubhouse.
Not entirely surprising.
Your funny workingclasschump!!! Roll Rox Roll!!!
Manny Corpas is a cheater.
Why would any player, much less a pitcher need to pour an energy drink all over his shirt during game one?
MLB needs to suspend this cheat.
If you read the article on it he says he was simply hot and poured water on himself to cool off. No cheating involved.
Well, I'll say this,
IF Holliday and Tulo, and Corpus, or anyone else on the Rockies does really get caught cheating, then I would want them off the team in a heartbeat.
I wouldn't even care if it was Helton. I'd want the player suspended or even kicked out of the league for good.
Cheaters suck. I don't pay my hard earned to watch someone cut corners.
I also can't say that the suspicions haven't crossed my mind as well. I mean, how do any of us know that some of the Rockies aren't taking steroids or other stuff? The Phillies probably are. The Yankees probably are.
Hell, what makes the Rockies different?
There's a thing called a clubhouse SHOWER.
With all this talk about the Rockies cheating, I would like to know is there a team WorkingClassHero that may not have a player who doesn't cheat?
What team is your favorite and what did the Rockies do to you?
Technically, No. There isn't a single team, player, or manager who is involved in either collegiate or professional sports that has not cheated in one way or another at some time.
The thing about the Rockies is this:
- They play half their games in THIN AIR. The humidor doesn't make a BIT of difference. Why? Because the humidor only keeps balls from drying out. It doesn't affect the atmosphere AT ALL. So, really, the humidor is a total JOKE.
- The Monforts SUCK. They only announced today that payroll would be increased. Why? Because, now, BY TOTAL ACCIDENT, the Rockies have gone on a absurd, even comical streak. This is the SAME team that went 1-9 back not too long ago. It's the SAME team.
The so-called "fans" of this team are JUST NOW coming out of the freaking woodwork to support a team they suddenly 'love", even though they wouldn't have gone to a Rockies game a few weeks ago if you gave them seats in the Rockies dugout and bought them a brew every ten minutes. They're a bunch of followers who change alliegence at the drop of a hat depending on who's winning at the present time.
-Clint Hurdle. What a complete moron.
-This has got to be a TV nightmare. The Rockies? Who, outside of Denver, is going to watch the Rockies?
This little Cinderella story is way past stupid. And it's high time some of the authorities step in and find out why this is happening. Several of the Rockies players are performing illegally. The players know they are, and Hurdle knows it too.
The sad part here is that you people keep drinking the purple kool-aid and you act blind to what's going on.
You're rooting for a bunch of frauds.
Just for the record the team I support is The Orioles, as I have stated before here. I am cheering for the Rockies (and any team playing the Yankees) during the playoffs.
It is not the Rockies fault that they play in thin air.
As far as I know no one on the Rockies have failed a drug test (yet, cause I am not blind enough to think that someone on the team probably isn't juicing).
I agree from what I hear that the Monforts suck and are cheap skates (much like Peter Angelos).
I am cheering for the Rockies in the playoffs for a couple of reasons 1) I grew up in Denver and left a year before the Rockies played there. 2) I hope that if the Rockies can find their way into the playoffs maybe the O's can too.
Yes more people do go to the games when the team is winning. That is everyones right, it happens with almost every team.
It may be a Cinderella story but it is something that baseball needs right now. I do get tired of seeing some teams attempt to buy the World Series and enjoy cheering for the underdogs. I also don't believe that the Rockies will make it to the Series but sure hope they do.
Why do some people want to ruin it for everyone who is enjoying it? If you don't like it fine. But why keep harping on it? I know the last comment I brought on, when I asked the question.
Congrats Rockies for winning today.
This is awesome, we're one win away from the NLCS. Bring on the Dbacks!!!
My other great love right now is listening to the haters. First it was the Dodgers fans, then it was the Padres fans, now the Philly fans are hating on us. Next it will be the Dbacks fans, oh wait, one already tried to write us off and now we're back!!!
Keep hating on us, we're used to it. We've heard it before. There are a couple of things we're getting used to here in Colorado, haters and winning in October. Booyah!!!
October 5, 2007
Hey WorkingClassChump (I realize I am plagiarizing this insult, but it made me laugh when I read it so I had to use it myself) – how much of an idiot are you to keep harping on the fact that the Rockies only win by the long ball? In the playoffs the Rockies and the Phillies both have 4 home runs after 2 games. The Cleveland Indians have 4 home runs after one game. During the regular season the Rockies were tied for 11th in home runs with 171. (the Brewers were first with 231). The Rockies were 5th in all of MLB with a batting average of .280 (the Yankees were first with .290). The Rockies were first in MLB in fielding percentage with .989. This team is winning by good, nah excellent fundamental baseball. The only reason the Rockies were chasing at the end was because it took them a couple of months at the beginning of the season to get things together
What stats are you using to base your conspiracy theories on? Are you just making stuff up so you can get out your aggression by trying to ruffle people’s feathers?
“The thing about the Rockies is this: They play half their games in THIN AIR. The humidor doesn't make a BIT of difference. Why? Because the humidor only keeps balls from drying out. It doesn't affect the atmosphere AT ALL. So, really, the humidor is a total JOKE.” Um… that’s just not true – see the article today by Littwin which reports that 241 home runs were hit at the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park, while only 185 home runs were hit at Coors.
“The so-called "fans" of this team are JUST NOW coming out of the freaking woodwork to support a team they suddenly 'love", even though they wouldn't have gone to a Rockies game a few weeks ago…” It is true that attendance goes up as teams start to win, but that is the same at any other ball park in MLB with some very few exceptions. It is a shame, but true. However, many of us watch most every game regardless of the record, and still more silently follow the team through thick and thin. For the most part fans are silent when there is not much to say. What did you want us to shout? Conspiracy theories about whichever team is lucky enough to have you as a fan?
Now we are shouting because the Rockies rock and are just plain awesome.
And until there is some actual evidence of cheating you just sound like a cry baby or sore loser whining conspiracy theories. You just sound like a poor sport who chooses to yell cheater any time a team other than the team you root for wins. If there is ever some actual evidence of cheating then we can talk and get our torches and pitch forks together, but until then just enjoy the beauty of the work of art that the Rockies season has become. Because simply put, the Rockies are awesome!
I'm not sure I understand why the hate for the Rockies. All i can think of is that ...
....A. They are really bent out of shape Padres fans (masquerading as neutral parties) having a hard time swallowing the fact that they choked at the end of the year and lost the tiebreaker.
...B. Tom has returned from the dead and is just baiting us again. They'll always find a reason to hate the team.
...C. they really are a fan of another team and feel threatened by a hot, and I mean red hot underdog team.
The haters come in and act as if the Rockies are the only ones that have ever cheated... if they are a bunch of cheaters even though nobody can actually prove it.
...I'm sure the Phillies have nothing but honest players full of integrity.
I'm sure it is the same for the Yankees, RedSox, etc.
People like to bash them because they wenrt 1-9 for a stretch, but they conveniently neglect to talk about when they were also the hottest team in the league earlier this summer, even sweping the yankees in that stretch.
Fine with me, I rather enjoy watching the Rockies win and seeing all these haters make fools out of themselves. this is killing them, I know.
T R A V I S + H E N R Y = C H U M P
The Dude writes:
Travis Henry, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?!?
Apparentl he wants to hang out with Ricky Williams or be on the cover of High Magazine. It is a shame and doesn't sound too good for him.
It's not that hard to beleive that people in general have lost faith that any sport is clean.
Tour de France
The Barry Bonds/Mark McGwire/Sammy Sosa/Rafael Palmerio/Jason Giambi etc, etc...fiascos have laid rthe groundwork for suspicion throughout the entire deck of baseball. Not one player should be considered totally above suspicion. There was just a huge steroid related bust a few weeks back, and it's going to take a while before all the news comes out on that score. There could be dozens, of not hundreds of MLB players and other athletes that are connected to that bust. We don't know. But to knock someone for speculating that ball players are steroid abusers is dumb. Ball players ARE steroid abusers. Enough have been caught now that it's very obvious that there are many who haven't been caught yet. Are we supposed to just assume that just because Matt Holliday hasn't tested positive yet that he's plainly innocent?
I don't put Holliday or any other MLB player (or any pro athlete for that matter) above suspicion. To me, because of the brewing evidence out there, these guys are guilty until proven innocent.
It's bothersome that folks turn a blind eye to allegations just because the accused player plays for the team these folks root for.
Take Travis Henry. I've seen on a few boards today that people are saying "Damn man, I don't see nuthin' wrong with smoking dope..."
Dope is ILLEGAL. There is definetly someting wrong with smoking dope because of that alone. Get that through your head if you are a person who doesn't understand the difference.
I'll now pass the soapbox down the line.
October 6, 2007
Now we're hearing that tghe Rockies fans are peeved with TBS because the announcers aren't slobbering all over themselves by jumping on the bandwagon.
At least the guys at TBS are aware that the Rockies play in a stadium that gives them an unfair advantage over any opponent that they play, that they have a handful of players that are steroid junkies, and that the humidor is a complete joke and a fraudulent way of the Rockies trying to make th world think that playing at Coors Field is just like playing at any other stadium.
The Rockies suck. They have cheated the American public on live television. That's the reason why no one is willing to give any credit to the Rockies. They don't deserve any.
Did I hear someone say "SUH-WEEEP?"
Yup... I thought so!
Good job Rox! Congratulations on your first NLCS appearance. Beat those D-backs!!!
October 7, 2007
Bring on the D-Backs!!!
Though you MIGHT have an argument in an insane asylum, you have none on this board. The awsome and exciting streak the Rockies are on has more to do with getting hot at the right time than it has to do with Coors Field. What do you call the 2 games won in Philly (No Coors Field)? What do you call the "more wins on the road" during this streak (No Coors Field)?
You sound like a jealous and heartbroken fan (Philly Fan maybe?)
Awsome run by the Rockies........and "Zero" I hope that they keep winning.....even if it means reading your nonsense on these pages.
Let me step away from the Rockies for a minute.
Chargers - 41
Broncos - 3
Colorado Rockies = 2nd best winning percentage in the National League
Won the season series against the Diamondbacks
Swept the Yankees
Won 2 of 3 in Boston against the Red Sox
Enjoyed by 43 million fans since 1993, the greatest fans in the world
October 8, 2007
The Broncos sucking isn't exactly news anymore. You're about 3 weeks too late to rub salt in that wound there WCZero.
The Rockies are only where they are because :
A) The Diamondbacks had already wrapped up the division title and were completely unconcerned about winning the games. They only wanted to allow their guys to get their regular work in. And that strategy had paid off.
B) The Umpire in the padres series saw fit to eject Milton Bradley for something he didn't do. This set off a string of events that led to Bradley being out for the year.
C) In the same game, a freak accident caused Mike Cameron to be essentially lost for the season.
D) Matt Holliday was out at the plate in the playoff game. There is no arguing this point.
Atkin's "home run" was not out of the park. If Holliday is called out correctly, there are 2 out, none on base, and we go to the 14th inning tied at 2. Padres then win the game.
If anyone here thinks that the Rockies have any chance against Arizona now that the games mean something, you are living in a fantasy world.
Brandon Marshall, on the sea of empty seats in the second half: "If you're going to be a Broncos fan, be a Broncos fan. Don't boo us when we're down. That's bandwagon. When we start winning, then what? We make our mistakes and we're going to lose. The Rockies are winning, and at the beginning of the season, were you all filling the stands? Now you want to fill the stands for the Rockies games. Do the same for us, but 100 percent, all the time. When we're losing, we lose and you all stay in those seats. I love you all to death, but at the same time, that's not first class. We win here. You guys know that we win, and you have your ups and downs in football." ...
How about not fumbling the freaking ball? How about not doing an Incredible Hulk impression when you catch a ball and the defense stops you on your first grab of the game. I thought you were throwing a fit. What the hell was that?
How about not lying by saying you love the fans to death? You love your big fat contract. You do not love the fans.
How about playing harder? How about taking half of your yearly salary and go donate it to an organization or group that actually needs it?
You whinny, spoiled rotten athletes make me sick. You want us to support you? Ha! Give me a break, Brandon.
Sorry buddy, Atkins ball was out. But that is not the point anymore. That game is over. The Rox are 4 games from the World Series.
Come get the six year old out of the sports pages! He's going to turn into one of those ninnys that hide behind web posts!
You are really starting to get boring and repetetive.
Holiday was not out at the plate. The catcher would have had to actually have the ball in order for that to happen, and there are countless pictures and such showing that he did not.
You can not block the home plate from the runner. Holiday should have nailed him and put him into orbit.
Game- set- match - you lose. Get over it.
As for the Bronco game...
Marshall really should be worrying about their performance than what the fans were doing.
If I had actually paid money to watch that game, I would have wanted my money back. Hopefully, Shanahan does not give them any days off the next couple of weeks. After all, they just had a day off last sunday. What the hell was that?
Boring and repetitive or not...
Atkins ball was in play.
Holliday never touched home plate. The catcher dropped the ball. The catcher then tagged Holliday out.
Two outs. No runners on base. Score tied 2-2.
It's very simple.
And I will keep repeating this point. Get used to it.
After the catcher dropped the ball and Holliday was called safe I don't think the catcher tagged him. I could be wrong though.
Holliday faceplanted, and continued to lay there, and the catcher picked up the ball, crawled over and tagged him out.
The umpire, meanwhile, looked bewildered, like he had absolutely no idea what to do, and because the crowd was going nuts, called him safe. I guess the game was taking a little too long for his taste. It's simply sad that he got caught up in the moment and he made a terrible call based on emotion instead of fact.
Hands down, one of the worst calls ever in the history of the game that I have ever witnessed, right next to the Jeffery Maier fiasco in the Orioles/Yanks series in the 90's.
bronco militia writes:
doesn't matter Working Class Hero. The better team won that game. The atkins homer hit the bar behind the pad so should never have gone to extra innings anyways. It all worked out the way it should.
I guarantee you the Padres wouldn't have swept the Phillies.
Working Class Zero-
A.) The Rockies were not supposed to have a winning season
B.) THe Rockies were just "a pitcher or two" away from a playoff run
C.) The Rockies were too young to make a legitimate run
D.) The Rockies were not supposed to win the 1 game playoff against SD (and no matter what you think, THEY WON......and that's exactly what the record book will show)
E.) The Rockies were not supposed to beat the Phillies
Great job in EXCEEDING expectations this year Rockies. It has been exciting and absolutely thrilling to watch. A "ZERO" on this board can't take anything away from that!
GO ROCKIES AND THANKS!!
Boring and Repetitive or not....
-Atkins ball WAS a homerun
-Holliday's hand definitely touched the plate. His hand was stepped on and the catchers foot was on the plate.
It's very simple and I will keep repeating this point.
Rockies won......enough said.
Actually Todd Helton was on base after being intentionally walked in front of Jamey Carrol. So even if the umpire would have called Holliday out the Rockies had a man on second base in scoring position with Brad Hawpe up to bat. Brad was on a hot streak at the time too, he doubled in the winning run the night before against the Dbacks.
Everyone forgets that point, but even if Holliday was called out we had a runner in scoring position with a hot lefty facing a tired Hoffman who was throwing pitches up in the zone.
October 9, 2007
Bringing it back to Drew...
When he comes back, will it be with a Rockies or Broncos comic? The positive or negative? What do you think?
Drew: I hope you and your family are OK, we miss you, and come back soon.
1. I guarantee you all are biased fair weather "fans".
2. I guarantee that you buy whatever sports merchandise that is that of the current winning team.
3. You're a complete homer.
4. You cannot deal with critics of any kind.
5. You are not even close to getting rid of me. I'll be around.
Who would have thought it would be Colorado and Arizona fighting to represent the NL in the World Series. A month ago I would have guessed it would be the Mets in the World Series.
where are u?
I miss Tom. At least he had some intelligent things to say. We may not have agreed with him, but he was at least fun. This WorkingClassDimwit is boring, repetitive and just makes stuff up to try and tick people off.
Tom was irritating, but at least in an entertaining sort of way.
Then again maybe NoClassZero is Tom and he has just had a concussion and lost all intelligence.
By the way…
1) We are not fair weather fans. There are plenty of us that will still cheer for the Broncos even in this apparently painful year and there are plenty of us who have cheered for the Rockies for the past fourteen years through the few good times and the many difficult times.
2) Fans, including myself, buy whatever sports merchandise they want from every Denver sports franchise, whether they are winning that year or not.
3) Umm… that is just a stupid statement. Either you are a homer or a bandwagon jumper. Yes I am a homer and proud of it. If I ever get a job as a NATIONAL broadcaster or a ref. I will re-evaluate my alliances and with integrity I would refuse to cover Denver sports – otherwise HECK YEAH I AM A HOMER!!! GO BRONCOS!!! GO ROCKIES!!! GO AVALANCHE!!! GO NUGGETS!!!
4) We can deal with all sorts of critics, just not ones that sit there on anonymous web boards spouting nonsense based on absurdity. We can handle you saying the Broncos suck because right now they do. We love them, but at this particular moment they are sucking pretty bad. However, the b.s. you come up with about the Rockies is simply absurd.
5) Again – I miss Tom’s witty barbs that irritated us yet entertained us at the same time. You my ‘friend’ are just not making any intelligent points, but Kudos for trying.
I was thinking the same thing Michael. Tom, where are you????!?!?
I've read Tom's posts for a lot longer than I have posted here.
This guy is not Tom. Tom had intelligent things to say, but once he said them he was done with his blast. He might argue for a post or two, but that is it. He kept people interrested in him even though some took his rants personal and did some classless things to get rid of him.
This guy however is repetetive and boring. I would at least like to see a new anti-colorado rant.
October 10, 2007
P. Clark writes:
I was at the first game ever at Coors Field. In the fourteenth inning when Dante hit a walk off home run to win the game there were less than a thousand folks i the whole park. One guy in the Rockpile with us was walkin' around the whole park shaking everyone's hand and giving high fives. He almost gave some love to everyone in the park. It was a great game and a special moment that was shared by almost no one.
I was at the Broncos-Jagwads game when the crowd believed we were entitled to a deep playoff run. The crowd was eerily quiet. This could have been Elway's last game, but the crowd could be described as disinterested. I couldn't get my section on their feet to make some noise on defense. No one was screamin' or hollerin'. Mind you this was in Mile High and not Invesco, so the theory that the new stadium changed the noise level is garbage.
The truth is that the fans of Broncomania are long gone. They've either gotten too old, or have been priced out of attending Broncos games. Season tickets cost hundreds of dollars more than they used to.
During the prime Elway years I couldn't give Broncos tickets away. I lived on the east coast but wouldn't give up my beloved season tickets rights. I'd call family and friends who lived in Denver and surrounding areas. They couldn't be bothered to go to a Broncos game with FREE tickets. I heard repeatedly that "we are Buffs fans not Broncos fans now." That cracked me up. No one in my family had ever followed the Buffs until they became the hot team.
The truth is Colorado fans have always been fair weather. I've lived in Boston and Wisconsin and seen what die hard fans look like. When the Patriots were reelin' off one Super Bowl win after another you still only saw Red Sox apparel on the T (subway). In Wisconsin it doesn't matter if the Packers are good (they're not) or bad, but these looney Cheeseheads are ga-ga for their team, Badgers fans as well.
The sad part is that Broncos fans aren't even real fans anymore. I have lived and died with the Broncos since I was a kid. However, I'll remember for the rest of my life the dirty little secret that most fans soured on Elway and wanted him traded, or to retire. I'd go to bars and hear that he couldn't win the big one, or that he just didn't have what it takes. He's only the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. Heck, even if he didn't go to two more Super Bowls, he still single handedly took the Broncos to three. There was nothing on offense on his early Super Bowl teams. Nothin'.
People in Colorado are obsessed with status, and real die-hard sports fans don't exist here. People are cognizant of wanting to be associated with a winner.
I've been a Rockies fan my entire life. I run a Rockies forum. Its been dead for years.
Jump back on the bandwagon. You people haven't been to a game or listened to one on the radio all summer. You didn't even know who was in the rotation...
The truth is Colorado sports fans are fickle, and bandwagon.
You weren't a Nuggets fan until 'Melo and AI were here. You weren't a Rockies fan until ten days ago, and your purple clothes still have tags on 'em.
You don't deserve to wear the sacred orange.
The truth is the fans let the team down. The team depends on the crowd making noise, creating a home field advantage to give the defense a boost.
This team was decimated with injuries Sunday. Nalen couldn't even block. Running plays inside were thrown out and San Diego knew it. When the Broncos needed crowd noise most where were Broncos fans after Six Super Bowl appearances and one of the greatest ten year runs of any team? They were going shoppin' for Rockies apparel.
Jump on the Rockies bandwagon, but don't ever come back to the Broncos. Colorado, you don't deserve to wear predominantly orange...
If we're talking about real die-hard fans, let's talk about the hockey fans in the state of Minnesota. These are people who breathe the game.
And let's not forget the entire country of Canada while we're at it.
October 11, 2007
1. I guarantee you are a fan of "nothing".
2. I guarantee that you live life with a "glass is half-empty" mentality
4. You cannot deal with excitement of any kind.
5. You are delusional.
6. You are not even close to getting rid of me. I'll be around
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