THE END IS NEAR…

The final game of the 2014 season plays today at Dodger Stadium.  Gather the kids around the boob-tube in rapt anticipation to see if the hometown beloved can finish the season with 96 losses.  Should that “milestone” be reached it would be the second worse finish in the teams 20 year history.

On the bright side those with 20/20 vision will notice Morneau missing from the lineup.  His absence will preserve his average and send him to the podium to pick up his NL Batting Title, the well deserved chunk of hardware that proves he at least did his part this season, even if most of the rest of the team did not.

Speaking of not doing their job, how’s that TMI working out for ya all?  Remember when he didn’t melt down in key situations?  Yeah, me either…

ROCKIES LINEUP
1. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
2. Rafael Ynoa (S) 3B
3. Ben Paulsen (L) 1B
4. Wilin Rosario (R) C
5. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
6. Brandon Barnes (R) LF
7. Josh Rutledge (R) SS
8. Charlie Culberson (R) 2B
9. Christian Bergman (R) P

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Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Milestones/Individual Achievements only a sorry, no-account, perpetual loser cares about: 1. Chris Nelson hit .300! (They sat him the final few games of 2012 to preserve that awesome achievement — can you believe a Coors Field player hit .300!) 2. La Troy Hawkins, 1,000 career games! Join the legendary Mike Timlin on that elite list! Please re-sign him just so we can all come out to celebrate him passing Mike Jackson on the list next year! 3. Justin Morneau, batting… Read more »

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

What a deflating day. Cards win – Pirates lose. Tigers win – Royals win doesn’t matter. A’s win – Mariners win doesn’t matter. Of all the opportunities for some drama tomorrow, none came to pass. And of course the Rox close out with their obligatory loss. With apologies to Justin, I just can’t get any more excited about another Rockies batting title than I can about the facts that the Rockies led the league in runs, hits, doubles, homers, batting… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Bob, totally agree on the meaningless batting championship (although I love Justin on our team, and good for him), and the Rox leading the league in all important offensive categories! Fat lot of good it did ’em! I’ve got a few more “Don’t Tell me About…” items for another day.

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago

So long, farewell
Auf Weidersehen, goodbye
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly….

An in-character finish. Deep breaths, and relief that it’s over.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

I wrote the above comment before learning of the end of the Nationals game. Wow! Whatever you do, make sure you see it. It was the last play of the season and was perhaps the best of the season. Zimmerman gets a no-hitter, beating a guy 1-0 who threw a no-hitter on the final day last year. As they say, you can’t write a script like this. Someone refresh me. There was a no hitter or perfect game within the… Read more »

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Ah found it! It was DeWayne Wise leaping to take away a homer then juggling the ball as he fell but eventually holding on. It was not the final out but in the ninth for Mark Buehrle’s perfect game in 2009. Search for it on youtube and you’ll find several fan’s camera shots of the play, most with everyone screaming “OH NO” when the ball was hit and then bedlam when it was caught. Those cell phone videos can be… Read more »

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Check this out. Not only does it have the play described above as the #1 no-hit saving catch, but the list includes Dexter Fowler saving Ubaldo’s no-no:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/8675756/top_10_no_hitter_perfect_game_saving_plays/

Certainly today’s catch will be near the top of the list now.

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