Reality sets in and the countdown begins

10/31/08                                   Happy Halloween

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Two old men had been best friends for years, and they both live to their early 90’s, when one of them suddenly falls deathly ill. His friend comes to visit him on his deathbed, and they’re reminiscing about their long friendship, when the dying man’s friend asks, “Listen, when you die, do me a favor. I want to know if they play baseball in heaven.”

The dying man said, “We’ve been friends for years, this I’ll do for you.” And then he dies.

A couple days later, his surviving friend is sleeping when he hears his friend’s voice. The voice says, “Hey buddy, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that they play baseball in heaven.”

“What’s the bad news?”

“You’re pitching on Wednesday.” ha ha.  

I thought it was funny. If you didn’t, you need to lighten up. Lay off the coffee.

The reality of life sets in now. The countdown starts and I am anxiously awaiting for the end of Feburary to get here. So much stuff planned for spring training , but mostly I’m just looking forward to the time off. I could use a vacation…yea I know…we all could.

                         Here is some hopeful pitching news for the Colorado Rockies.

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 MiLBY has picked their Best Overall Starting Pitcher and the winner is Jhoulys Chancin of the Colorado Rockies.

He hails from Maracaibo Venezuela. “Where the hell is that” you say. Well here’s a map.

Looks like it’s by a lake, wonder if he fishes?

 He lead the Minors with 18 wins and only three losses with a 2.03 ERA. Opponents hitting against the righty only managed to hit.221.


 The kid can throw a fastball up to 94 but averages 90-91, he has an average (but improving) curveball, and a changeup that’s off the hook and this dude’s not afraid to use it.

On opening day for the Ashville Tourists he gave up only one hit in six innings.

modesto nuts.gifBefore he was called up to Modesto, he was 10-1, with a 1.86 ERA and had a .205 average with opponents batting against him.

  This guy would be huge for the Rockies. We have a huge pool of talent in our farm system and the rewards are paying off,…slowly. 

We’ve seen what our current pitching can do in a good season, and we’ve seen what they can do in a bad season.  



 I think the Rockies can get 80 wins next season.

 Those extra wins will HAVE to come from the bullpen.

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The Rockies dugout is bursting with young talent. I believe  the team’s momentum feeds off of the pitching.

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When whoever is pitching is “on his game”, the rest of the team “in my opinion”, seem to crank it up a notch.

Their reasoning is because no player wants to make an error, or be the reason the team loses when the pitcher is “kickin like moms chicken.”

             So what if she used shake n bake.

friedchicken.jpgMost of the Rockies losses are from sloppy or inconsistant pitching, I know…..not all of them. So get this…if  your playing and you strike out or blow a play at second, it doesn’t seem so bad when Jorge De La Rosa has already given up six runs by the second inning.

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See my point? Sorry Jorge your just an example .   

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Anyways, I wish this kid Jhoulys Chancin (however you say it), all the luck in the world.

I hope see him pitch in Tucson this spring . If I do get to see him, I tell you like it is, as always. It’s better that way.

The Rockies expect Jhoulys to move up in a 1-11/2 year time frame. I should have his name down by then.

money.jpgI’m still very curious as to when Brian Fuentes is going to talk some “green” with another team?

Who will be the new closer? Will we get a big name pitcher? Are the owners willing to make that investment? Who will be in left field? Catcher wars..Chris or Yorvit?

 It’s all up in the air, it’s all up for discussion for I have nothing but time.

         Here is Hunter and Mylee in their costumes Thanks for looking at the pictures…D
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