Welcome to the 25th Purple Row edition (and 130th overall) of Tuesdays With Mitch, where I'm putting this thing together without a baseball game in the background for the first time since March. Let's get into it...
About six months and 162 games ago, I posted my 2nd-to-last Tuesdays With Mitch before bringing the series over here to Purple Row. In that post, I made 79 predictions about what I expected from the Rockies in 2015. Some of them were serious. Some were silly. Some were statistically based. Some were about the Tooth Trot. Some were happy. Some were sad.
And, it turns out... Some where right. Some were wrong.
So, let's venture back early to April, when so much bad baseball had yet to played, and revisit my state of mind on all things Rockies. What good are predictions if you never revisit them?! (Original prediction in normal text. My present-day reaction follows in bold.) Let's go...
So there ya have it. 2015 was a long year for the Rockies. There were a bunch of highs and a whole bunch of lows. I didn't see the Tulo trade coming. I didn't see the emergence of Bettis. I kind of saw Arenado's breakout coming, but he exceeded even my expectations. I correctly predicted the health and resurgence of CarGo as well as the decline and struggles of Drew's Tubbs.
The broadcasters and broadcasts were mostly the same, as was the atmosphere at Coors Filed. (There is good and bad to all of that.)
Despite all the losing, we had some fun this year. Thanks for letting me into this crazy little corner of the internets to talk about the Rockies and laugh at funny things that happen in sports. Speaking of which!
It's time to the weekly departments...
Stud of the week:
I was already planning on rooting for the Blue Jays in the postseason and that was BEFORE I saw the way the celebrated winning the AL East.
First, Munenori Kawasaki:
See also, Josh Donaldson:
Ass of the week:
Look at this sorry fella:
Some other stuff from around the internet:
Let's go back to MLB players getting drunk and celebrating. I love this interview answer.
When you're on a college football team and you win games, you get to have lots of fun. Like this:
This is a large man who plays football.
Hey let's check in on the Clemson tailgate before they play Notre Dame.
dont let them chris brown videos catch u outchere overestimating your abilities my g pic.twitter.com/jIBvJ3i4Ie— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 5, 2015
Shirtless man aids Saints kicker in miss pic.twitter.com/d98bs8SZod— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) October 5, 2015
Mario Williams is a large man in your backfield. pic.twitter.com/RgzSfFt1pd— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) October 4, 2015
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