Tagged: Brian Fuentes

Whoa, just so you know, that’s six in a row

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Props to Ian Stewart. Stewart hit a three run homer in the first inning scoring Podsednik and Barmes.

I like it when a player sees his opportunity and takes it. I believe Stewart could/would have a f/t spot if we weren’t full. Remembering that spring training doesn’t mean sheet, I must say I like what’s happening.

I like to win. Having to watch the Rockies lose six games in Tucson sucked. I really wanted to see Helton play.

FSN and MLB.TV starts broadcasting the games on the 22nd so hopefully I’ll be able to witness a few wins before the season starts.

Anyways I won’t kid you, I’m digg’n this win streak.

Morales has improved a bit from his last outing.

Huston Street had a solid clean inning. I really want to see this guy progress. The better Street and Gonzalez perform the less people will think or talk about the loss of Holliday and Fuentes.Ortmeier.jpg


Dan Ortmeier hit his second home run but I wasn’t in Tempe to catch this one dammit.

  Rockies beat the Angels today in Tempe 6-4. Rockies are now 6-7.

                                         Go Rockies…D
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Have a Nice Nice New Years baby

12/31/08fuentesfunny.jpg  (You’ll figure out the title at the end).

MLB TV launches tomorrow at 4pm MST.

This just in (sort of):

Tito got himself a job, and he’s going back to Cali, Cali Cali.

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No unemployment line for this super-southpaw. Rockies former reliever Brian Fuentes has just signed a two-year deal with the LA Angels.

Tito worked a deal for 17.5 million over the next two seasons with a club opiton for 9 million in 2011.

Nice job man, they’re lucky to have him. Strangest pitch in baseball right there. Good luck Brian.

mike-shanahan234.jpgI listened to most of Mike Shanahan’s press conference this morning, I skipped Pat Bowlens.

 Wow reality has set in, he’s gone. No more Phil Long or that Trice diamond place commercials on the radio. How long until those sponsors sign deals with the new coach?

 Could you imagine Bill Cowher pitching diamonds? That’s funny right there.

Anyways, that seems to be the pattern around here. The sponsors grab them quick. 

Did you know that Shanahan’s contract runs until 2011, and if he doesn’t take another job the Broncos would have to pay him close to 21 million?

Hmm, let me think about this,…7 million a year and I don’t have to work. I know what I’d do, but Mike is just crazy enough to go out and get a job right away.

Mike wants another Super Bowl ring. He’ll go with the team that has potential and that team will be fortunate to have him.  

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 I’m hearing of a few names being tossed around out there as a possible replacments. The biggest one I’ve heard so far is Bill Cowher.

Bill might fit in nicely around Denver.

It probably wouldn’t take him long to get a feel for things around here 🙂 


  Another name out there is Scott Pioli.

 In his seven seasons with the Patriots, Belichick and Pioli led the Patriots to three Super Bowl championships and five division titles.

Pretty impressive, but can he do it on his own







I have also heard mention of Jim Fassel.

This guy was wants a head coaching posiiton so bad he wrote Al Davis a letter expressing interest in the head coach position for the Raiders.

Thats hungry!


 I’d still like to see John Elway in there with the Broncos in some capacity. I’m sure with him being retired and all he doesn’t have his hands full.

It’s New Years Eve, do you have big plans?

I don’t, I work tomorrow early and we’ll probably head over to a friends house and play Rockband for a few hours and I’ll be in bed by 10pm. Sad but true.watch_for_ice.jpg



VanillaIce14.jpgOn a funny note, Vanilla Ice will be the halftime (freak) show at the Nuggets/Hornets basketball game on Jan 3, 2009.  

The first 5000 fans get 80’s sunglasses.
Ice ice baby.jpgHave a Happy New Year everyone, be safe. Don’t be out there cruising in your 5.0 with the top down so your hair can blow…Peace…D
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Willy set free, and dinner with the “P”

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The Rockies had to non-tender CF Willy Taveras, after figuring out they wouldn’t be able to trade “Speedy” before  Fridays deadline for offering contracts to arbitration eligible players.

The Rockies were trying to swing a deal with Taveras and Juan Morillio going to the Nationals for pitcher Tim Redding, but the deal fell flat.

So Willy T is Free. Actually Redding is too for that matter. I tell you what, if “Speedy” could up his OBP just a wee bit, you might really have something there. You need to be on base to “steal ’em”. 

Fuentes420-1.jpgRemember Brian “Tito” Fuentes is still free out there.  Maybe he and Willy can go for a swim? 

Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, and relievers Huston Street, Taylor Buchholz and Jason Grilli were tendered offers, along with Clint Barmes and Garrett Atkins.

Me, my head still hurts, but I’m on the upswing. Hunter and I are heading to the Nuggets game tonight.

 I could possibly have a pair of backstage passes for us.

 Third level seats tonight, but the backstage pictures should be cool.

I’m hoping to get Chauncey Billups, Balkman, and Birdman’s autograph tonight…D


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I’ll be attending a special Dinner with the family on next Thursday.

 It’s a dinner/get together, for the season ticket holders in the Pavilion at Coors Field.

<–(These are not Rockies season ticket holders, and will not be attending the dinner party). 

This dinner/party doesn’t officially have a name yet, so I’ve been challenged to come up with one (Not much rhymes with pavilion).

                             It’s going to be a great time. Such a fun group of people.

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 A  Mets fan, a Braves fan, a Yankees fan, and a Rockies fan are climbing up a mountian. On the way to the top, each is arguing about how loyal they are to their team and what they would do for that team.

Upon reaching the top, the Mets fan shouts, “This is for the Mets!!!” and throw’s himself off the top of the mountian. Next the Braves fan yells, “I love Atlanta”..This is for you Braves!!” and he too, jumps off. Finally when then the Rockies fan reaches the top he screams, “This is for EVERYONE!!” and pushes the Yankee fan off the mountian.

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Rockies make a run but don’t get it done.

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Brian Fuentes.

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I guess if I had to see the Super Southpaw aka Tito totally fall apart, it’s best that it was a game that didn’t mean anything.

Rockies fought hard to tie things up.

But then….

Fuentes gave up a two run homer to to Stephen Drew with two out in the ninth.

That was it. Rockies lost 5-3. Great crowd last night.

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Mylee was the only one of the three of us to snag a ball. 

In fact, she snagged two. First time she outsnagged Hunter this year.

Here she is with the ball that Ubaldo Jimenez tossed her.

Thank you Ubaldo !

Here is a video of the Rockies tribute to the fans —->Tribute video

I’ll have a super size blog about the previous two games  Up by this evening.   

Right now Hunter and I are heading out to the last Rockies home game. It’s starting to hit me.

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Rockies bow their heads to the Reds


First in line today, second through the gate. We hauled butt to make it to the Pavilion first and right as we entered I was immediately chasing a ball hit to the section next to the one I was standing in.

gazelle leaping.jpgYou should have seen me, I leaped across the tops of probably ten bleachers like a gazelle, hopped over a stairway railing, ran over four more bleacher tops then jumped over the last one.

 I reached down to snag it and got beat by a larger man who had walked down  five measly stairs to to out snag me. 

Large eating a donut.jpgSoon as he got that ball he looked up an me and told me I should have been quicker.

Thank god I opted for those anger management classes.

So instead of making him the exact weight of a baseball heavier, I looked him back and said ” I should have brought some food, then I could have distracted you”

He didn’t like that too much. Probably about as much as I enjoyed his comment. It aint always pretty at BP here folks.

I did have one more opportunity to snag a ball, but it went a little farther than I anticipated and tipped off of my glove on a rebound off of the bleachers. Totally my bad on that one.

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 I looked over and saw Hunter and Mylee giving it their best.

 Hunter was doing a little better than me (as usual). 

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He managed to snag four today. Mylee and I had to bow to his greatness.

We figured since it was a small crowd today we would head over to the Rockies dugout and try to get an autograph.

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As soon as we got there Brian Fuentes was signing.  

I always kind of bust on him because he has that glaring stare that can mess you up.

But as he was standing in front of me signing our stuff, he seemed friendly and really cool. He was talking to the fans, making jokes. He was totally relaxed, and he should be.

He’s the “Super Southpaw” 

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We were lucky enough to get Chris Iannetta to sign for us too.

 He worked his way through the crowd, head down and didn’t say much. No worries.

Thanks for the autographs Chris !

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A few minutes later we saw Clint Hurdle and Pitching Coach Bob Apodaca out signing.

Maybe Bob should go one size bigger on those pants.

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Next up, Garrett Atkins.

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 A nice shot Alana, my favorite FSN employee.

This Blog entry will be continued and finished in the Morning..Some serious pictures to come..

G’night all..D




Ok, I had a great sleep. Got all my stuff ready for the game today (Sunday) and here we go with the rest of this entry.

It’s time for a picture show.

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My Autographs 8-22-08.JPGWe used the four balls that Hunter snagged at BP for the autographs and Mylee and I used our ticket stubs.

We each got an autograph from Brian Fuentes and Chris Iannetta. Not to shabby eh!


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The dragon slayer Josh Fogg and Jeremy Affeldt were presented with their overdue 2007 National League Richampionship rings during a ceremony before the game.





                                                       Here is Barmes 

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                  Next up Chris Iannetta and Ian Stewart signing autographs Iannetta and Stewart 8-22.JPG                                Ian Stewart stretchng before the game Stewart Stretching 8-22.JPG                                                  Tulo and Stewart 
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                                                      Playing Catch                               Playing catch 8-22.JPG                                       One shot of the Reds having fun Shot of the Reds.JPG                                                 Garrett Atkins stretching Atkins Stretching 8-22.JPG                                                Willy Taveras telling a Story Willie telling a story 8-22.JPG

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 I didn’t get to stay for the whole game because I had a softball commitment. My team is called “The Greatest Softball Team in the History of Mankind” and we suck.

We got killed by like ten runs but I really like playing with this group of people I work with.

We have a good time.


Rockies lost this game 8-5. Hernandez straight  up admitted he pitched like crap. I’m for giving a guy a few chances but it’s time for Livian to step up or keep stepping.

Heading out the door in a couple hours. Lets see how the day unfolds.

B, Hunter and I will be at the game today..Cookie is on the mound so I think we’ll be ok.

Go Rockies..D

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There is no denying Brian



Brian Fuentes (Super Southpaw), congratulations on becoming the Rockies All Time Save Leader with 103. The previous holder of that record was Jose Jimenez in 2000-01.

Brian has been on fire and has eighteen saves this year. Too bad the Rockies will probably trade him.

 KEEP HIM, at least this season. He’s winning and if he keeps winning it’s not like he’ll be worth any less next season..Right?



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 Chris Iannetta was amazing tonight and helped the Rockies avoid a sweep in their 7-4 win over the Pirates.

Chris hit a two out three run humer in the fifth.

You could say that was the game winning hit. That gives him twelve home runs for the season.



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Troy Tulowitzki continues to improve. Tulo had three hits tonight and his fielding was great as usual.. 


So far on this ten game road trip the Rockies are 4-2. We need to win these next three games. 





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Rockies are hot and Baker earns a spot


Baker.jpgCongrats to Jeff Baker.

Jeff  has hit .333 this month and has earned himself a permanant spot at second base. Heres a recent quote from Jeff:

 “It’s just fun playing, it’s fun coming in and seeing your name on the lineup and knowing you’re going to go out there and get more (at-bats) to help your team win that day.”

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 So this opens up the question.

 What to do with Clint Barmes?  Clint has been great this year.


 Hurdle is considering possibly using him in  an outfield position.

Do it Barmes.

Take whatvever job they offer you.

Shoot, tell them you’ll be the flippin batboy as long as you can stay part of this team. A job is a job, catching a ball is catching a ball. At the end of the month the morgage is due brotha..Good Job, you at least deserve a spot in this lineup.



Coors Field was the place today for the Rockies vs Dodgers. This was game three of a split set.

Rockies won today 5-3.

We nailed this series.

 I love beating the Dodgers. Mostly because I hate losing to them. Dam, that sounds like something Yogi would say.



Glendon Rusch gets the win today allowing three runs on seven hits in a respectable five inning outing.



Ian Stewart has continued his hitting streak and now has hits in five games. He went two for three today.



Brian Fuentes now holds the record for consecutive batters retired at twenty three. The old record was held by Tim Harikkala. Congrats Tito..you sneaky southpaw


The Rockies went six and one in this last homestand and are now 6.5 games behind the D-Backs for first in the Divison.

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Lets carry this momentum into the upcoming Road Trip.

We still have plenty of time and were gaining ground quick in this Division.

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