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July 4, 2008 11:47 PM

Drew's Sports cartoon: Signs of the Times


Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to view the Broncs Zoo animated cartoon. Some of you expressed frustration at not being able to load the image. The problem could be as simple as downloading an updated flash player. In any case Scripps is working on the solution to make sure the cartoons can be viewed easily. I'm already working on the next animation which will be much more interactive which means you all have to the role of clicking a few things to make it all work. I think you're going to like the next one which will be up sometime before training camp starts on the 24-25 of July.

Have a great July 4th weekend and if you haven't seen the new Pixar movie Wall-E. I highly recommend it.



  • July 5, 2008

    12:49 PM

    Paul G. writes:

    Didn't get a chance to watch the Rockies game last night. Apparently they were lucky once again to overcome a horrible excuse for starting pitching, if you can call 1-1/3 innings a start.
    But what's this I read about Tulowitzki slamming a bat down only to find that part of the bat impaled itself into his hand?
    If this is true, then he deserves whatever he got. If this is true, then Tulowitzki is a child and on top of that is a complete idiot. He should be fined and/or suspended by the team for acting like a spoiled brat. He seems to like to think of himself of a "leader", but he's really just another spoiled human being who gets paid a truckload of money and can't even hit his own weight.
    I'm beginning to wonder if Tulowitzki's (and also Matt Holliday's) temper tantrums after strikouts and such might not be actual "'Roid Rage" of some kind. I don't see many other players throwing bats and helmets around. And I think we can remove "competitive nature" from the equation since the Rockies are anything but competitive.
    Way to go Tulo. You're basically nothing more than Brandon Marshall in a Rockies jersey.

  • July 5, 2008

    6:03 PM

    Teddy writes:

    Agreed. Tulo obviously is putting himself before the team. So much for him being the real deal. The Rockies need to demote Tulo permanently and put Barmes at short, and offer up Francis to Baltimore for Brian Roberts. I doubt that Baltimore would bit on that though. Roberts is worth way more to the O's than Francis is to the Rockies.
    This Rockies team will be in the dumper for yet another decade-plus.
    How does Hurdle keep his job?

  • July 5, 2008

    8:11 PM

    Charlie writes:

    It's funny when a player leads his team to the World Series he is described as a leader with passion and heart. Yet when the team is losing he is labeled as an idiot, spoiled and tempermental. It's the same drive, the same desire to win.

    The dude can play. There is no doubt about it. This incident was just a microcosm of the Rockies season where they try too hard and get hurt by bad luck. The team is still only 6 games out of first place, give 'em a chance.

  • July 5, 2008

    8:23 PM

    Mike writes:

    Throwing a bat down in a tunnel is not bad luck. It's childish.
    If the Rockies don't suspend him or fine him then something is wrong. Thius is a guy who just signed a huge contract and hasn't come within a whisker of giving anything back. Now he goes off and does something stupid that will further prevent the Rockies from getting something for their investment. If I'm a teammate, I'm pissed off at Tulo's primadonna attitude. He's a complete bust. I pray that he gets traded by the end of this month for someone useful. Unfortunately, his stock is so low now, the Rockies wouldn't even get a decent prospect in return.

  • July 5, 2008

    9:24 PM

    Casual Observer writes:

    Major League Baseball needs to have someone investigate the Rockies humidor immediately.
    The Rockies hit 5 home runs and score 18 runs one night and then hit 4 more dingers and score 12 runs the very next evening?
    There is something very, very curious going on behind closed doors. As a fan of baseball, I just cannot accept or believe that there isn't some funny business going on here.
    Not only that, but Matt Holliday is quite obviously taking steroids. He's bigger now than he was at the beginning of the season. And just now he's starting to hit for power. That is also quite curious.

  • July 6, 2008

    10:35 AM

    Brett From Aurora writes:

    I was at both games. I am a Rockies fan. But I'm also going to agree that something fishy is going on at Coors.
    For nearly the entire season the Rockies couldn't hit for power, and they couldn't hit with men on base. Now on a July 4th weekend homestand (where crowds are going to have a chance to turn out in record numbers) the Rockies suddenly are Murderers Row. I think there might be something to this theory of non-humidor balls being used at certain times when the Rockies feel they need a leg up.
    It wouldn't surprise me a bit. After all, there isn't anything in sports that can be taken as complete truths anymore.

  • July 6, 2008

    1:19 PM

    Duane writes:

    Matt Holliday is a Steroid junkie. It's only a matter of time before he gets caught.

  • July 6, 2008

    2:15 PM

    Brody writes:

    I think there's little doubt that the Rockies have an unfair advantage over visiting teams when it comes to playing at Coors Field. I also think there's little doubt that the Rockies know that they control which balls come from the humidor. It's the Rockies staff that runs the humidor, not staff from Major League Baseball, so that said, it pretty obvious that the Rockies can have influence over a game if they feel like it.
    MLB needs to step in and do some serious investigating into the Rockies practices where the humidor is concerned, and the game balls need to be overseen by an impartial MLB official.

  • July 6, 2008

    8:46 PM

    Indie writes:

    Holliday and Cook make the All-Star Game?


    Guess Hurdle had to make sure he GAVE roster spots to these guys, because they certainly did not earn it.

    No doubt that Hurdle will probably pull Braun out of Left after one at bat so that his darling juiced-up "Matty" can get all the attention. He'll also wait until just the right moment of the game to make sure that Cook doesn't get embarrassed.

    Mark it down. Hurdle will make damn sure HIS GUYS get the spotlight.

  • July 7, 2008

    6:39 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    Holliday and Atkins (at the least) will be traded before the end of the month regardless how many games out the Rockies are.

  • July 7, 2008

    5:38 PM

    Jacob writes:

    Gotta love all these people that flex their internet muscles

  • July 8, 2008

    12:08 AM

    Charlie writes:

    I love the trolls who don't know what in the hell they are talking about.

    Matt Holliday is 32nd in the National League in Home Runs. You would think a guy on the juice could hit more HR's than skinny Chase Utley.

    Aaron Cook is 2nd in the NL in wins this year. The Rocks win 63% (12-7) of the games he's pitched, and only 37% (26-45) in games he hasn't. Cook deserves the All-Star game more than any other pitcher in baseball.

  • July 8, 2008

    6:46 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    Anyone who saw Holliday's home run against the Brewers last night could clearly see that that was a juiced home run. No one hits a line drive home run like that without having "help".
    He'll get caught soon enough.

  • July 8, 2008

    9:37 AM

    Kyle writes:

    It's hilarious to see all the people on here claiming that Holliday is a steroid junkie and that the Rockies are deciding which balls are used for what team. Obviously people here don't know baseball. Holliday has always been a big guy. Look at Mcguire and bonds in the early 90's vs. now. thats the true roiders. i have never seen so much hatred for the home team in my life. I for one hope that you never go to any more games.

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