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Maybe It's You...

There's a lot of finger pointing happening in the midst of the Rockies' eight game losing streak, the Monfort's must sell, O'Dowd hasn't fielded a winner yet, Fire Hurdle, trade Fuentes, Helton's washed up, Tulo's too young, Kaz-Mat's toe socks aren't so lucky anymore, (insert name of starting pitcher here) sucks. Whine, whine, whine. I've watched enought Dr. Phil episodes to know that somebody needs to look in the mirror.

Now, I know, I know: you aren't the one on the field serving up walk-off gopher balls or striking out with the bases loaded; you aren't the one pencilling in the line-ups or refusing to shake things up as the team spirals further out of control; you aren't the one with the ability to say "let's take on payroll to right this ship." No, you're none of those people, but I can't help but think that you're not blameless in all of this. I haven't figured out how, yet, but I've got a couple of theories. Maybe you took off your lucky pair of underwear after the Yankees series. Big mistake. Maybe you, in your head, you thought: "Jeez, (insert name of starting pitcher here) can't be that good, can he?" and your lack of confidence shattered the collective force of will that was holding the facade up. It's all about illusion, people, once you know what's behind the curtain of course it isn't going to be impressive. Maybe you put up a blog post like this...:

My biggest fear is that this team comes out flat after the sweep of the Yankees and gets swept in this series. Prove me wrong.

...and didn't realize that the team would act like rebellious teenagers instead and prove you horribly, horribly right.

Maybe you took off your lucky purple and gray striped socks (wait, maybe that's me) and jinxed the team. Whatever you did, I'm onto you, and I don't appreciate it. Stop. Take Responsibility and  take actions to turn this around. Nobody else associated with this team seems ready to.