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My brother-in-law called earlier today to ask me if I'd mind hopping on the Rockies' website to buy World Series tickets for him on Monday morning. While he was waxing ecstatic about the team's success this year, I took the opportunity to mention that the Rockies' home PA announcer was a class behind me at D'Evelyn. He asked if I could get super ticket deals because of that. I bet Reed wouldn't remember me since the only classes we had together were CU Succeed classes my senior year.

So when did the Rockies stop sucking? I don't think the D'Evelyn eau de success rubs off that hard. (If so, stand closer. I can't get the smell off me.) Did they stop trading away all their new talent? Did they get an even number of Mexicans and Dominicans to shake things up?

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revme
Oct. 20th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
...man, I was hoping that it was the World Series THIS week. Stupid baseball's been preempting Simpsons and Family Guy reruns all week here. How many damn days of baseball do we need?
oddharmonic
Oct. 20th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Wikipedia says it's the last week of October.

When I was in middle and high school, the highest level of reward for the county library reading program were "rock pile" tickets to home Rockies game.

Unfortunately I am listening to "Wildest Wedding Show Moments" on cable right now and I keep laughing at some bridge that repeated insisted that the florist can "stick her flowers up her @ss". It's hard to type coherently and laugh at the same time. Now some other bride is totally dancing like a stripper all over everyone surrounding the dance floor. I am cringing in sympathy for those people.
iconoplast
Oct. 20th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Two teams against each other in the playoffs were the Rockies and the Cleveland Indians - the two worst teams last year.

Maybe the steroid idea has caught on?
oddharmonic
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Maybe steroids work better at altitude?
ekdogg
Oct. 21st, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
I didn't know Colorado had a team until they starting winning.
oddharmonic
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
The Rockies were a new expansion team about 15 years ago, same year as the Florida Marlins.

When I lived in Colorado, they were mostly notable for trading away players that became famous with their respective new teams.
harkalark
Oct. 22nd, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
just stopped in to say...
Oh my god, your tags have Dewey Decimal numbers.

That's hot. :)
oddharmonic
Oct. 24th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Re: just stopped in to say...
Thank you. I like the collection of Doctors in your user pictures. (:
cadswhim
Oct. 22nd, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Well that's half the problem. We built this team mostly out of home-grown talent, which just isn't done anymore... And regardless of the outcome of the world series, we will be lucky if we get one more contract extension out of guys like Tulowitzki and Helton and even Matsui... Because the yankees or the red sox or one of the other asshole teams with buckets of money will buy them away from us and we can't compete with that.
oddharmonic
Oct. 22nd, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you for explaining that. I am glad Coors Field will get lots of TV time, though. It's a good-looking stadium.

Dang. I've been sitting here for 45 minutes waiting to buy tickets. It was easier getting front-row seats to Dream Theater at the Paramount! (I wound up buying front-row balcony tickets to that show in order to get them on center. I didn't go to that either, but I don't mind being the designated ticket-buyer.)
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