Hey guys, I'm back.
That absence from participating in Purplerow activities was needed for me to get out of baseball mode and accept the offseason as it comes
But, now that the offseason festivities have begun, I'd like to make an opportunity for everybody to get all of those complaints, what-ifs, whys and how-comes out of their system.
So, for this thread, all we will be doing is lamenting over things that have gone wrong in the organization, such as past trades, production declines in one-time greats, the seemingly cheap nature of the Monforts, and other terrible things that could not possibly be any worse.This is not to say there have not been many good things to talk about, but just for the purpose of venting all those built-up frustrations.
This thread is important as to have a place to refer people to when they start ranting about all the things wrong with the Rockies in unrelated threads. And, let's face it, there are things everybody wants to complain about that would not be appropriate in other threads. Complaints about the various methods of baseball analysis are accepted, as well.
However, please, no bashing of others on the Row.
The lamenting begins after the jump!!
Here's a few of my own personal grievances to start things off:
1.) Garrett Atkins. What happened to the guy? I really liked him and even invested in a shirt with his name on it as a present for my brother. That didn't turn out so well. It's sad that the nickname Batkins had to turn into Fatkins.
2.) The 2007 World Series. Another letdown. Enough said.
3.) The 2008 Home Opener series. Attended the first two games of that series and was very disappointed in the blowout losses. Heck, 2008 was just a bad year for the Rockies.
4.) The 2009 4th of July game. Attended this one, as well. This was probably one of the worst games I have ever been to. Had a miserable time at the stadium sitting by people obviously there only for the fireworks. Got kicked out of several sets of seats so late in the game I figured they were up for grabs. And, of course, the bullpen blew what looked like a takeaway victory.
5.) All of those games against San Francisco I went to when still a big Giants fan. I believe I only went to one game, when I was a bigger Giants fan than Rockies fan, where the Giants actually won. I sat through several cold, late nights of extra innings when I left angry because the Rockies seemed to lose to every other team but the Giants, and seemed to have an miraculous ability for late-inning rallies (which I rather enjoy now).
Ahhh...unwinding feels good.