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May 16, 2008 10:54 PM

Colorado Rockies: A Season Gone South



  • May 16, 2008

    11:17 PM

    Working Class Hero writes:



    Wow. I didn't even have to be here to rip on the Rockies for sucking. They just sucked by themselves without any prodding at all.

    Most excellent.

    It's now pure truth that the Rockies were a TOTAL and COMPLETE FLUKE last Fall. There is no disputing it anymore.

    Oh, and Holliday still hasn't touched the plate, except in his stupid little commercial. Maybe if the Rockies organization put as much effort into building a decent franchise as they do making dumb television commercials they might actually get something going.

    God, they suck. And I'm loving every minute of it.

  • May 17, 2008

    5:47 AM

    kd writes:


    What a pathetic post. All it does is spew negativity while you try to convince others you were "right" about something. Please do your obnoxious gloating somewhere else.

  • May 17, 2008

    10:05 AM

    Working Class Hero writes:

    Thank you.

  • May 17, 2008

    10:13 AM

    Tom still posting writes:

    "Working Class Hero" is just the latest alias being used by Tom. He's using many others also. And his posts are pretty easy to spot, regardless of what name he uses. So much for that "research project," eh, Tom?

  • May 17, 2008

    1:26 PM

    Shannon writes:

    Is there any reason why some of you can't just let comments go? If you don't like what someone is posting, could you just let it be instead of responding to it? I'm not condoning comments like Working Class Hero is posting, but the rest of you who keep pouring fuel on the fire by responding to him are as much, if not more, to blame.
    If you ignore negative people, they almost always go away because if you pay them no mind, then they lose their audience.
    Why do some of you keep egging WCH on? You're just asking for more of the same.

  • May 17, 2008

    2:05 PM

    Chad Wilson writes:

    The person that is posting under the alias of "Tom still posting" seems to have some kind of weird fetish with tracking every move that every poster here makes. It's a bit spooky, actually. Whomever you are, you seems like quite the stalker. You're creepy.

    On the topic at hand, the Rockies are in a lot of trouble. I smell a fire sale.

  • May 17, 2008

    3:15 PM

    youputyourrightfootinyouputyourrightfootout writes:

    Point One: The Rockies are a badly run franchise.

    Point Two: They overachieved for 2-4 months after being godawful for the first third of last season.

    Point Three: They thought they could just sit still and all of that would happen again.

    Point Four: It never happens again.

    Point Five: The Rockies are stupid for thinking it was going to happen again.

    Point Six: The fans of the Rockies are foolish for believing that the millionaires that own, run, and play for the Rockies care about them in any way, shape or form.

    Point Seven: Working Class Hero is a harsh critic, but he's not exactly lying when he states that the Rockies suck. They do. Let's face facts. In today's world, it's not healthy to put your heart and soul into sports franchises, because the players don't give a lick who they're playing for so long as they get their money upfront and guaranteed. That way, they can do and say whatever they want. They'll tell you that they love the fans, but in reality, they love the fans money.


  • May 18, 2008

    10:22 AM

    gene writes:

    what a bunch of whiners..I would bet that most of the people that are responding to Drews' cartoon have never played one minute of varsity sports on any level including little league...
    get out of the rockies way and let them play the game like it is supposed to be played, the rockies are going through a post success syndrome and will eventually realize that last year was great but good teams build on their success's, and they will also.
    in the meantime get off the Rockies case.

  • May 18, 2008

    8:14 PM

    jcn7vc writes:

    I wouldn't say the season is "gone" until the Rockies are 20 games under .500 or more after July. The season is still early, as most Rockies' fans will point out. However, if the Rox keep playing like they have been there will be no Rocktober and a very sad August and September as well.

  • May 18, 2008

    9:27 PM

    Jeff writes:

    better throw the Seattle Mariners in there, too. What a dismal team that is!

  • May 19, 2008

    9:33 AM

    Jeremy writes:

    The Rocks have played pretty bad so far. If I recall right, they're actually 1 game worse right now than they were at this point last year, which makes me recall that last year turned out pretty well after a dismal start. This goes to show that one should let the season finish before praising or condemning the season. The Rockies have to make a lot of improvement, but it's not time to be lauding praises or throwing in the towel just yet.

  • May 19, 2008

    11:03 AM

    Gregg writes:

    All the good tidings and progress that the Rockies created year have been completely erased. The Monforts really cashed in. Too bad they've decided not to use any of those profits to get actual major league level pitching.
    At this point, you can start waving goodbye to Matt Holliday and Garrett Atkins. Neither will resign here and risk wasting the prime years of their careers playing for a franchise that doesn't have their sights set on winning.
    They may as well listen to trade offers for Tulowitzki too since Barmes has essentially stolen the SS position back.
    Nice going Monforts.

  • May 19, 2008

    12:23 PM

    Purple&Black writes:

    The Rockies hsve never been a good team. They've been a lucky team, but never a good team. They won't win 70 games this year. They'll be lucky to win 60. *Sigh*

  • May 19, 2008

    4:57 PM

    Sean writes:

    Face it Denver, your Rockies were a mirage. They actually deprived fans of baseball the opportunity for a real World Series. And your team made it a cakewalk for my Red Sox. Victory was sweet, but it was still too easy.
    Your owners suck and you fans really should boycott the team and stop going to games until they provide you with pitchers capable of winning.

  • May 19, 2008

    5:27 PM

    Kurt writes:

    The rockies were the 2007 National League Champions and that can never be taken away!

    Get over last season all you haters, cause it happened and you can't change that. Fluke, Mirage, etc... it happened! I know matt didn't touch the plate,yada yada yada... but it wouldn't have been the last play of the game, and the umps also hosed the atkins home run so tard monkey WCH get oevr it! Its past, over, and done with. yes boston came to town and kicked our A$#, it happened, get over it.

    This season, the one we are currently in, the only one that matters, the rockies have not played well, and there pitching has been non- consistant. Perhaps the owners should have made some better moves, this off season, but at the END of the season we will know whether that is the truth or not.

    Heres some cheese for all you whiners! the true fans still cheer for the rockies!

  • May 19, 2008

    6:48 PM

    Working Class Hero writes:

    So, if Holliday didn't touch the plate, and a Rockies fan actually admits it, then there was no reason for anyone on this board to get on my case last year when I was stating this fact.

    I await apologies.

    I cannot wait to see what the next youth movement for the Rockies has in store for us. Yes, there will be a fire sale. Holliday, Atkins, Helton, Taveras, Hawpe, and Francis will all be gone within the next 2 years. Mark it down. Guaranteed.

  • May 19, 2008

    7:41 PM

    Troy Tulowitzki writes:

    I've lost my job to Clint Barmes?


  • May 19, 2008

    8:25 PM

    Kurt writes:

    Trash I never said he didn't touch the plate, I just reiterated your rambling whining nonsense!

    You deserve no apology, no credit, no applause, basically nothing. You spew garbage!

    You’ve got nothing but complaining! Boo hoo for you little tiny wch!

    Here’s a tissue for your sniffles, and quarter to call someone who cares!

  • May 19, 2008

    10:01 PM

    Charlie writes:

    3 game winning streak for the home team!! They sit at the exact same record as they did last year. The year they won the National League Championship.

  • May 20, 2008

    12:01 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    Three game winning streak against the sub-.500 Twins and Giants.

    Nothing to be happy about. Beating crappy teams means nothing. It puts wins in the win column, but it means nothing.

    If any of you so-called fans are actually expecting the Rockies to rebound from this standard crappy start to the season, then you may want to have your doctor check your medication dosage.

    The Rockies were lucky last year. They won because they had a soft schedule. They've won 3 games in a row because of a soft schedule.

    Wait until they get hammered by the Mets. Soon enough, you'll start seeing crowds of less than 10,000 at Cryers Field.


  • May 20, 2008

    12:40 PM

    Bill writes:

    WCH - You are right about the Rockies not being a good team. They are one of, if not the worst run franchises in MLB. They were rotten for so many seasons that they were able to draft with high picks. What's sad is that they've only managed to turn a few of those players into major league starters. They've also made a number of questionable trades/signings. Most of those starters they have gotten from those sources have some serious flaws. Tulowitzki plays defense, but can't hit. Atkins hits, but can't play defense. Holliday hits, but has no power anymore, and is usually an adventure in left field. Helton kind of hits, but has no power. Taveras is fast, but hardly ever gets on base enough for it to matter. 2nd base is a black hole. Hawpe is a walking, talking strike out. The catcher position is a complete joke. The starting pitching is dreadful. The bullpen is even worse.

    This is not a good team. It's a bunch of bad ideas thrown onto a baseball diamond. Dan, Clint and the Monforts want you all to think otherwise, but it's not a good team.

    The Rockies would be very wise to trade some of their assets (Holliday, Atkins, Hawpe, and some of the other younger prospects in the system) for immediate help. If they don't, the fan base is going to dry up quickly. See what's happened to the Marlins? That's going to happen to the Rockies sooner than later unless the management of this ballclub gets busy with taking a serious approach to building a real winning franchise. Shots in the dark like last year will not cut it long term.

  • May 20, 2008

    3:44 PM

    Charlie writes:

    Rockies have now won 3 games in a row and are one win away from two series wins in a row. Which is a good possibility with Cook on the mound tonight.

  • May 20, 2008

    3:51 PM

    Rob writes:

    The Rockies are not going back to the World Series. Stop even dreaming about it. It was a fluke that they made it last year. They didn't even win the play-in game fair and square. Holliday was out at the plate, so their National League Championship is tainted and tarnished. It wasn't won. It was given to Colorado by a blind umpire.
    The Rockies did not win anything on merit.
    And the fact that they didn't earn the trophy cannot be argued. The Padres got shafted and therfore, the Padres should have been playing postseason games. It's not even an argument. It was pure joy to see the Rockies get dusted by Boston in 4 games. The justice came a little later than it should have, but justice was served.

  • May 20, 2008

    6:25 PM

    peteinoregon writes:

    I watched the World Series last year from the Northwest, where we have only the Mariners to try and root for. They used to be a good team. Then they got rid of all their decent players. Now they suck.
    The Rockies had a great run last year. Some of it was good play. A lot of it was luck, a fortunate schedule, and the misfortune of other teams down the stretch.
    It's possible that the Rockies will rebound, but they are probably headed down the same road as the M's. The Rockies have peaked. The team's owners aren't the kind to ante up for high priced talent. Todd Helton's contract is untradable, and he's not earning his money. Matt Holliday will most definitley be playing for either the Yankees, Red Sox, Mets or Dodgers in the near future because of Scott Boras.

    All I'm saying is get ready for a long road ahead. It's bound to not be a pretty ride.

  • June 26, 2008

    12:07 AM

    Eduardo writes:

    Last year's winning streak for the Rockies will not happen again in our lifetimes. Here's how to prove it. Take a penny (or I guess, a quarter, since no one uses pennies anymore) and see how many times it takes to have 20 out of 21 heads come up. Your marriage will fail before this happens. Your male dog will have puppies before this happens. Your bald head will start growing hair. . Sorry, but that's the facts.

  • March 12, 2010

    12:18 PM

    Spy Phone Guy writes:

    I liked that last comment. It made me laugh.

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