Bud blows smoke, as Rose waits for a toke


                   Alternate titles for this entry were: Rose hosed and Bud’s a dud.  

The world has a way of keeping you in check. I was getting to a point where things were leveling out for me and life was getting somewhat(dare I say it) routine.

Ranter’s definition of routine = A place for everything and everything in it’s place. Following the same schedule with nothing too pending or pressing.

                                             Mostly it means…. No DRAMA 

I enjoy routine. I live for routine. I wish I could plan out the rest of my life and just follow that pre-designed blueprint.

                                     Avoiding life’s speed bumps so to speak.

But things never quite roll that way do they? Life in general seems to be a series of lessons, tests, challenges or whatever you choose to call them. That has to be it because my search for “Routine” is interrupted by a continious flow of “WTF now”, and other things that prohibit me from achieiving my sacred “Routine“.

I know as your reading this you know exactly what I’m talking about as it relates to yourself and your own situation.

Stuff like that gets me thinking that maybe that’s what a person’s life force is all about. It’s what gets you up in the morning so you can accomplish the next thing on your list and it’s what keeps you alive another day so you can pay off more of your debt or solve one more of life’s dilemmas. 

          Don’t try and analyze the above, it’s a personal vent and lets leave it at that.

             All is good and I’m still living the dream, guess I just need more sleep 🙂

                                                Rockies vs Mets Game 2 

 Ouch, the second Rockies/Mets loss hurt. Don’t worry Rockies fans, the last two games were only a minor stumbling block. I mean come on,… it takes at least two days just to get used to being on the east coast.

                             Remember the air is thick and smells different there.

Expect a win tonight as the Rockies adjust to their surroundings and they remember who they are and realize it doesn’t matter where they’re playing.

When you look over, it’s just the Mets in the other dugout and we’re a better team this year.

                              When Hank Aaron Speaks Bud Selig listens?

Thumbnail image for bud-selig.jpg                     Maybe, but looks to me like Bud could use a Q-tip or an ear trim.

I dislike the fact that that writers get to vote on who is elected to the Hall of Fame. There’s way too much of their personal opinion involved in the decisions.  

The decision should be easy. There really is no need for a vote. If a player has earned the right (statistically) to be in the Hall of Fame then he should be there.

Either the human factor needs to be taken out of the Hall of Fame vote or the out of touch voters need to be more human. Everyone f*cks up and I’m sure each of the writers voting have a ghost or two in their own personal closet.  

When it comes time for the vote I don’t care what “the chosen” baseball writers think about Pete personally and why in “their opinion” Pete doesn’t deserve to be there.

Statistically Pete deserves to be there and there should be nothing more to it. The same goes for all players who have the career statistics good enough to make the Hall of Fame.

Do any of you remember the intensity that Pete played with? He was baseball at that time.

 I can’t say for sure but the Hall of Fame probably has one or two cheaters in it and it’s quite possible one or two of our sacred players has a criminal record. On that line of thinking the Hall of Fame could possibly have a player inside it’s walls that used PED’s.

What if a player did something horrible after he was elected to the Hall of Fame? Could he then be banned?

  Yes even “Elway the Pug” thinks Barry Bonds oversize mug and Pete’s hair plugged head  should be hanging up in Cooperstown.IMG_0705.JPG Then as we gaze at his likeness and read his lifetime stats I can tell my kids/grandkids the real story of Barry Bonds and Pete Rose let them decide how they feel about lying, betting  and PED’s in general. 

 If a group of seasoned writers are the ones who make the ultimate decision of our baseball history, then let the writers vote only on a players baseball accomplishments and let we the public decide how to tell the rest story.
tx_rose_pete_ap.jpgYeah Pete’s a lying, gambling dooze bag. I’m sure a lot of the fellas who are currently in the Hall of Fame are as*holes too if you asked some of the fellas they played with or against.  

   Bud Selig is a relic and out of touch with modern baseball. He either needs to step down (preferably), or relinquish some or all of his totalitarian baseball authority.

          Both of our countries Kings are dead now and baseball sure doesn’t need one.

                         On a lighter note, I’ve been having fun with my camera.


IMG_0173.JPGIMG_0696.JPG     I’ve never said I know a lot about baseball. I’m just a Rockies fan with an opinion.

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  1. Kylie

    I hope whatever’s going on turns out well. 🙂
    I love the pictures. Even though they’re nuisances, I love squirrels.
    I can’t agree with you on the cheaters, but, whatever. I have my own reasons to not like Bud Selig.
    ♥ Kylie — http://kylie.mlblogs.com

  2. queenof331@coloradorockies.net

    Hi Don,

    I agree completly with you. I’ve always said that Pete Rose should be eligible for the Hall of Fame. Barry was a pretty terrific player too, even if he does deserve the asterisk to go with it. Let’s somehow make sure that Selig sees this blog!

    Pics are great – I like the momma robin with the babies sticking their beaks out of the nest. See you at the ballpark soon!


  3. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    KYLIE/BLAKE STREET BLOGGER-I love your blog title. Thanks, Buds a piece huh. When will I get to meet you at a Rockies game?
    GINNY-Thank you, agreed spiders are cool from a safe distance.
    QUEENGERI-I appreciate your support. Hope all is good for you…D

  4. raysrenegade

    It is wild to me sometimes how we can become creautres of habit during the baseball season.
    I know just where to park for free, how long it will take me by my favorite route to get to the ballpark, and how long I will stand in line outside before the doors open that day.
    We seems to know where to go for free stuff, or even fins the opportunity of free stuff, plus know the contests and the giveaways locations around the stadium to fulfill our fan needs.
    Comfort food equal what day it is, and what the team did the night before. A mountain of nachos covered in Guac and Sour cream if we took a huge loss, or maybe a nice pressed Cuban sandwich at the beginning of a home stand.
    Routine can be our best friend, and any person getting in the way of it is an instant booty-head. But even during BP, most people have their “zones” they know and love and patiently wait for that crack of the bat.
    What is that baseball saying, “May the balls aways fly our to you, May your drink always be cool and your food hot. And may your team win on any given night, plus you go home without a fight. For this I ask from April to Fall, and damn it, I wanted a home run ball!”

    Rays Renegade


  5. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    I often think this is (as my son would say) The Bad Place. Why else would there be such horrible things happening. But then I think maybe it’s just a test of my meddle. As the T-shirt says “I know God won’t give me more than I can handle, I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” or something to that affect. The one thing that keeps me going through tough times is knowing that things eventually return to good.
    Love the pictures, the robins are especially wonderful. Today’s double header should make for an exciting day.

    Hang in there my friend.

  6. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    RAYSREN-You are totally right. I’m a mess when my baseball routine is jacked up. Unless you have a baeball routine you really have no idea the depth of it. You nailed it on the BP zones too. I have my spot and I’m content to stand there. As I’ve said before you are a wise man my friend.
    R-LUV-Thank you Marianne. The most rewarding part of blogging is getting to meet the fine people who comment here on the Rant. You always have words of support and I appreciate that.
    JULIA-Ever get the feeling they’re waiting for Pete to die?

  7. mattpeas

    hey man, just returned from my trip to Colorado and loved it! very impressive stadium and i fell in love with the fanbase. you guys were excellent. the atmosphere was excellent for a tuesday night game. my favorite part of Coors was the fantasy booth out there in center field. I would have loved to do it. but all the spots were filled when i walked out there and discovered it.


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