Ninja_tux

ShadowPenguin

  • joined Jul 08, 2009
  • last login May 11, 2014
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No baseball fan has to explain his mania to any other baseball fan. They are a fraternity. It is less easy, often it is hopeless, to try to explain it to anyone else. You grow technical, and you do not make sense. You grow sentimental, and you are deemed soft in the head. How, the benighted outsider asks you with no little condescension, can you grow sentimental about a cold-blooded professional sport?
~ John K. Hutchens

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Rockies sign relievers Flores, Belisle

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From the Denver Post, Rox agreed to terms with Flores and Belisle. Also of note, Q and Peralta were out-righted off the 40-man.

FanPost
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Todd Helton: Fighting the Media Bias

So, here goes my first FanPost, hopefully I have done this well enough to meet the requirements ;-) Joe Posnanski wrote an article glorifying Chipper Jones.Why do I care? Because it says Chipper is...

Barmes’ amazing catch … or was it?

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SHHHHHHH!!!! It’s a closer look at Barmes’ catch from a few photographers at the game. A couple pictures make it seem like maybe he didn’t catch it. Don’t tell La Russa!

Rockies' Cook to start Friday vs. Cardinals

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Via the Denver Post, Cookie is planned to go 70 pitches on Friday. It'll be good to have him back, and see if he can regain his early season form, and solidify the pitching going into October! Also suggested is Contreras coming in after Cook's pitch count is up, and providing 2-3 innings of relief. His strained quad is apparently doing better.

Historic Tulo Accomplishment?

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The second section on the page has an interesting possible accomplishment for Tulo this season. If Tulo finishes with a .990 or better fielding percentage, he'll be the only shortstop in history to hit 25+ homers and have a .990+ field% in the same season.

Who are this year's Rockies? Well, the Rockies

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Decent article from Sports Illustrated, repeating most of what we already knew about the Rox turnaround, pitching, and revival under Tracy. Oh, and a new nickname. Carlos "The Knife" Gonzalez!

More Info on EYJ and Murton Call-up

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More from Troy Renck. Dex on crutches, hoping to heal quickly. Eaton will be eligible for Sept call-up if he clears waivers. Most surprising is that it looks like EYJ is gonna start in center and lead off tonight!

Continuity breeds success for Angels

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Yeah, it's primarily an Angels article, but it brings up an interesting point and the Rox are noted as retaining the 3rd most players. Basically shows that by keeping the same core of players around, you have greater chance for success.

Corpas Having Surgery

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Bone chips did him in, might be back in September. Maybe Herges will be brought up to replace him?

Marquis Start Delayed

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So much for that Cain vs. Marquis showdown on Friday. Hopefully the Giants continue to crumble, and the Rox finish out the homestand strong.

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