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Rockies Review: Offseason Procedures

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Well, Rowbots, the season is still over. Sadly. I've been around, but I had to take a week cold turkey off from the Rockies because that Game (you know the one) hurt so much that I still haven't been able to bring myself to watch highlights from the eighth inning. So we're left to watch the Angels beat themselves, Chase Utley morph into Chuck Knoblauch, and other such exciting postseason baseball (at least this time sans Frank TV). Yankees-Dodgers World Series FTW! (Give me the meteor).

There isn't much to say on the Rockies front that hasn't already been said, but I thought I'd throw this up there and explain how thingz iz gon work from now, through the blasted, desolate no-baseball hinterlands until life begins next spring (I hear there's an invention called football, may have to give it a try). As I see it, the Review is most usefully constituted as a weekly feature during the season, so I must sadly report that this is the last regular post for a while. If something big happens in Rockiesland, like us signing John Lackey +, Clint Hurdle being re-hired, or anything else like that, then I'll Review the beejeezus out of it, just for you, my loyal readers. But life will begin again next spring, by which point the Dodgers will have been humiliatingly booted out of the playoffs + and someone else that is not the Yankees will be busy hoisting a championship flag and giving out hardware. Time for us to dream again, keep ourselves warm over the hot stove, enjoy the crisp fall air and the upcoming holiday season, all that.

I have to say, the sting of that Game will take a while to dissipate, but I'm still able to thank the Rockies for a great, highly enjoyable, heart-attack-inducing season that (I certainly do hope) marks the beginning of their ascent to a regular contender. There will be transactions aplenty, awards to give out, and time to speculate, until the crocuses start showing and the buses roll into Phoenix, and by that time spring will have been sprung and we'll be ready to run the gauntlet all over again.

Thanks much for all your support and kind comments this year. It's been a lot of fun doing this Review for you. If you have suggestions on how I can improve it for next season, don't hesitate to leave them in the box below.

Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Park, 12:10 PM MT. Monday, April 5, 2010. Be there or be square.

/turns out the spotlight

/exits stage right