Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lackluster Recrap: Fire and passion!

Reds 4, Rockies 1 (boxscore)

I guess this is the part where I express disappointment over the Rockies lack of fire and passion after manager Jim Tracy and superstar Carlos Gonzalez were ejected from the game.

Okay, yes, that's no good. But you see, when Carlos Gonzalez hits the bricks, and Troy Tulowitzki can't play with a sore hip, and Todd Helton's fresh off a back problem, and your team has no other consistent offensive threat to speak of, fire and passion have little to do with it.

And of course professional baseball players shouldn't need that type of motivation to come ready to play every night, and to sustain that focus and hunger for nine or more innings. But we already know that most of our Rockies don't possess those intangibles, traits, or basic human emotions. They're just content collecting paychecks and looking forward to wasting their next offseason.


This team just plain stinks.

And this game was just plain boring.

I'm going to bed before I fall asleep writing about it.