World Series: Game 4 and Observations

How do you stay enthusiastic after three big losses in a row? I can't. What do I conclude? The Red Sox play better baseball.

It's hard to call the Rockies 21 game winning streak a fluke. Maybe they just choked with the national attention and hoopla over their getting to the series at all. Woody Paige in the Denver Post writes:

What are you going to do? The rest of the country is amused. We must laugh, too....And the really good news: We still live in Colorado.

The game is only in the 5th inning and the Rockies could win tonight. But that might just prolong the agony. On the other hand, there's something to be said for positive thinking.

Go Rockies!

Update: It's over. Boston won. They played better. The Rockies still have a lot to be proud about. And we're still proud of them.
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    The same thing happened to Houston (none / 0) (#1)
    by bordenl on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 09:26:16 PM EST
    This said, I expected the Rockies to win one game. They may make it yet. There has been tension if not excitement.
    There is nothing like the World Series atmosphere. The fans know that they are at the center of the baseball universe.

    I think Colorado and Arizona can have a productive rivalry for some years.

    rockies (none / 0) (#2)
    by sab on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 10:51:15 PM EST
    We in Cleveland don't necessarily feel your pain, but we feel our own pain which is pretty much the same as your pain. We sent our amazing team off to play the Red Sox, and our team got clobbered.

    One out away from a Boston win (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 11:03:18 PM EST
    I just tuned back in, it's bottom of the 9th, Boston 4 to Rockies 3. Two outs.

    What a sad feeling for the Rockies.

    In answer to your question.... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Key on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 06:27:19 AM EST
    "How do you stay enthusiastic after three big losses in a row?"  Seems like Boston did just that in the 2004 playoffs against the Yankees.  They came back from a 3 game deficit to win it in the 7th game.....

    It's nice to see the Sox win a 2nd world series.  Rockies were great this year, and the future looks bright for them.

    Dreams end (none / 0) (#5)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 07:14:50 AM EST
    But the Rockies magnificent record setting run to get there will stand for years and years, and those that complain the Rockies should not have been there....

    Well, they weren't there, were they??

    Fall ends, winter comes and spring is not far behind. Next year.

    I guess the baseball gods.... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 08:26:13 AM EST
    felt the need to punish the Rockies for their blasphemy of worshipping false idols on the diamond.

    You just don't mess with the baseball gods.

    Who said? (none / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 09:21:37 AM EST
    Can anybody here play this game??

    Yes they can (none / 0) (#9)
    by jondee on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 09:49:34 AM EST
    It's just that those secular humanist, multi-cultural champions of the mongralization of the races play it a whole lot better.

    You obviously know nothing (none / 0) (#12)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 06:23:44 PM EST
    about baseball, but that doesn't keep you from embarrassing yourself.

    "Can't anybody here play this game,"

    was spoken by Casey Stengel about the NY Mets during its first year of existence, and reflects his frustration about the many failures of the band of castoffs Major League Baseball made available for form the team.

    I quoted it to kiddingly remind Kdog of his team's history.

    Now. Go make stupid statements about something else you know nothing about. You have a HUGE selection.


    Casey sits at the right hand of the baseball gods. (none / 0) (#16)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 09:32:43 AM EST
    And speaking of stadium naming rights, the new Mets ballpark should be named in honor of Stengel, Hodges, or Robinson...not in honor of a check from Citibank.

    The Ole Perfesser... (none / 0) (#17)
    by desertswine on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 10:29:42 AM EST
    I loved him. I agree totally.

    "Now there's three things that can happen in a ballgame: you can win, you can lose, or it can rain."


    Found a link.... (5.00 / 1) (#27)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 12:14:47 PM EST
    full of Stengel-ese

    My 2 personal favs...

    The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it.

    You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight, chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it.

    Re naming rights (none / 0) (#18)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:34:11 AM EST
    I agree. And the Broncos haven't done squat since "Invesco Fiield" (at Mile High) came into being.

    As for the Mets, the last I heard Marvelous Marv was selling cars in Nashville...

    See you in the play offs.


    Marv Throneberry..... (none / 0) (#22)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:44:50 AM EST
    haven't heard that name in awhile.

    Mile High Stadium will always be Mile High, no matter what corporate name they slap on it.  I give Chi-town a lot of credit for not changing the name of Soldier Field when it was completely renovated.  Compare that to Philly....how can you build a new stadium to replace Veterans Memorial Stadium and not call it Veterans Memorial Stadium?  I don't care how big the check is, thats low class.


    Yes it is... (none / 0) (#30)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 07:23:38 PM EST
    I note that it use to be that the effect of playing at altitude was discussed before, etc....

    Now it's never mentioned....

    ESPN spent 10 minutes last night spouting nonsense over Favre.... and he's Canton bound.. but do you watch MNF to see someone's wife interviewed???


    Nothing about baseball.. (none / 0) (#23)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:45:15 AM EST
    Now that I take exception too..

    Here's a quaint, paraphrased anecdote about the ole professor:

    "Stengal called me a cowardly s.o.b for refusing to throw at a guy's head...but he may have changed his tune when I came back from The Battle of The Bulge with a Bronze Star"

              Warren Spahn


    Ask me an ESOTERIC (none / 0) (#25)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:53:06 AM EST
    baseball question ( not about weird rules, which even some managers dont know) pokerboy.

    I love showing how f.o.s you are.


    He just ran into his (none / 0) (#26)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:58:30 AM EST
    room in tears and threw himself on the bed.

    Like Sandra Dee in Gidget.


    If you knew Jack (none / 0) (#31)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 07:25:00 PM EST
    you wouldn't have made the snark re Stengel and the Mets..

    If BS was a brass band you could lead the parade.


    Actually it was a snark (none / 0) (#34)
    by jondee on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 12:41:28 PM EST
    re the fascistic Coors family and their ideological fellow travelers like you.

    Heh teheh etc etc


    tehe (none / 0) (#29)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 07:20:02 PM EST
    I wouldn't ask you for change for a nickel.

    In the first place you would launch a tirade about the coin having a racist picture on it. Then you would claim it was 5 cents and not a nickel. Then you would explain how you didn't have a nickel. And then you would blame Bush.

    Correction: You would blame Bush first.

    If that gives you the idea that I don't like you, then you are smarter than I think you are.


    If you've got the idea (none / 0) (#33)
    by jondee on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 12:32:24 PM EST
    I couldnt give a rats as*, you'd be right on the money -- for once in your life.



    Did you?? (none / 0) (#32)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 07:26:54 PM EST
    I bet you even saw Bobby Thompson hit his historic home run...

    The baseball (none / 0) (#8)
    by jondee on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 09:23:50 AM EST
    gods would probobly like it better if the stadium wasnt named partly in honor of Adolph "the Fuhrer" Coors, but that's another story.

    You again know zip and show it. (none / 0) (#14)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 06:26:43 PM EST
    The name of the field was sold to Coors.

    Just as Mile High was sold to Invesco.

    It's called advertising.

    Have you heard of it??

    No?? Well, I believe that.

    Your knowledge base reminds me of the Platte river..

    Mostly mud and one inch deep.


    And yours is a substance (none / 0) (#19)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:39:08 AM EST
    resembling mud with a decidly septic bouquet.
    But, we knew that.

    Sorry I deemed to disrespect the Coors's (and yours), little Bunderstag-in-the-Rockies, but it's not worth having (yet another), foot stomping, breath-holding episode over.


    What you are doing is (none / 0) (#21)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:42:58 AM EST
    demonstrating an astonishing amount of ignorance.

    Keep at it.


    Specify (none / 0) (#24)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:47:29 AM EST
    Or does ownership of the site not require you to do that, Uncle Troll?

    He's still on the phone (none / 0) (#28)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 12:43:41 PM EST
    with moon doggie, making up again.

    Good News (none / 0) (#11)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 01:10:51 PM EST
    A win for Colorado.
    Even if he loses his long-shot bid for the White House, Rep. Tom Tancredo will be leaving the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of 2008.
    Tancredo, 61 , waited until after the Colorado Rockies' last out of the World Series on Sunday night before announcing that he plans to retire from Congress at the end of this, his fifth term.

    Rocky Mountain Times MyDD

    Just wrote that up (none / 0) (#13)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 06:26:12 PM EST
    Rockies batting average? (none / 0) (#15)
    by bernarda on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 08:50:25 AM EST
    What do you expect from a wimpy xian team that only bats about 220?

    Face it, the FSM finally got angry at these non-believers who were thanking a false god.

    The Rockies need to hire some old testament toughies like Moses, David, and Joshua who knew a bit about smacking.