Copycat the Ranter Hat, What’s up with That?


 Rockies take 1 out of 4 at Shea Stadium. If you know the Rockies(if your reading this blog I assume you do), this would be our dreaded August east coast road trip. By past performance this particular road trip has the ability to make or break the Rockies season.

 We gave up three games to the Mets at the most crucial time of the season. I’m willing to look past the fact that it was the Mets(I have to), and focus on the word crucial.

These catch phrases come to mind: This is it, the time is now, show me the money, it’s now or never, and just do it.  

                    Surprise, Big Papi and Manny Ramirez used PED’s in 2003!

I wonder about the other 98 people on that list. Does this bother them? Does the fear of media exposure at any minute nag at them of like a hangnail or canker sore?

 Or can they just put it out of their mind and pretend it’s business as usual?

The release of these names one or two at a time is killing baseball. At this point I’m desensitized to new reports of steroid use.

I’ve heard people say that they should release all of the names at once and get it over with.

That might help but I think the players who know they tested positive should all come forward by themselves for themselves.

It’s not like the MLB is punishing these fellas. Back in 2003 the policies for random drug testing hadn’t been established.

 Now is as good a time as any to admit it, apologize to the fans and roll on with a clean conscience.

                       Do it fellas, clear your mind, save our sport. 

Ok I need some help with this. My green floppy hat is part of my trademark Ranter look. August 9th is the Rockies floppy hat day and most years the hat is a beige color.

                  Here’s a picture of the hat the Rockies are giving away:
Rockies floppy_hat_180x150.jpg                                Here is a picture of my seasoned hat :

Green Floppy Hat.JPG                                           I’m sort of flattered and sort of mad.

I can’t have 15,000 people running around looking like me. Let me tell you folks it’s not always easy being a trendsetter…

                                             What to do now? Go Rockies…DGreen Floppy Hat.JPG


  1. 07nlchamps

    I’ll give you my Rockies purple camouflage hat I never wear, I haven’t seen any of those around 🙂 Dan

  2. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    Thanks Dan. I had tossed around the idea of a pink cowboy hat, but it seems to me I’ve seen that somewhere 🙂 …D

  3. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    As soon as I saw that promo I thought about you and how cool is it that they’re copying you.
    I wonder why the information on the PED users keeps coming out with 1 or 2 names at a time? It would be nice to move past the whole thing and focus on the now but they’re keeping it going by only giving out a name or 2.
    (Hope you’re having a better day)

  4. xcicix

    Wow. Be totally flattered. Hey, the D-Backs will get revenge for the Rox by sweeping the Mets (hopefully), and you totally smashed their winning streak…and you’ve got a chance to get ahead of Them in the division, and they’ve lost 4 out of their last 5 so you didn’t lose ground.

  5. raysrenegade

    D, Imitation is the best form of flattery.
    Maybe after seeing you all these years they decided it was a fashion statement.
    Just know within you…you are now a fashion icon.
    You can now confidently strut on the catwalk like Right Said Fred.
    Seriously, this is purely “put up or shut up time” around baseball. The main dealing is done, but small deals will fly by for about a month.
    Always fun this time of the year.

    Rays Renegade

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