Morning Dump -- Monday, February 21st


Every morning I scan Google Reader for the day’s most interesting Rockies headline. There was no contest this morning:

So many layers here, where to begin? On a Saturday night in Scottsdale, I’m sure there were more than a few baseball players out on the town, so it’s comforting that our superstar and our guiding veteran presence took in a movie. However, I’m not sure what to make of their taste. Tulo and Giambi might be insane, but we already knew that. I’m worried about walk-up music. Now that they consider themselves “Bieber Boys”, does this mean that we have to hear teenybopper crap every time Troy comes to the plate next season? Last year, he violated us with Miley Cyrus; I would’ve prefered Billy Ray. Hopefully, Troy will be a little more considerate this season.

My favorite part of the story is that they bumped into Luis Gonzalez. Man, I need to get down to Scottsdale. It sounds like a magical place. You never know when you might run into a World Series hero. Can you imagine taking your kid to the Bieber movie and running into Troy Tulowitzki, Jason Giambi, and Luis Gonzalez? My cell phone would’ve been going nuts.

Finally, if you went to the Bieber movie and saw two grown men without children or significant others, wouldn’t you find that a bit creepy? I’m just saying.

On to baseball….

Aaron Cook had to shut down yesterday because of a sore shoulder. No bueno, folks. So much for that 30 pitches thing. I’m not freaking out about this yet, but if he is still sidelined on March 1st, it’s panic time.

CarGo is a rock star.

Matt Reynolds is working with his changeup.

Charlie Blackmon is right on the cusp.

For the second time in three days, Inside the Rockies has a piece on Hector Gomez. The crew over at Inside the Rockies has access to the team, it would be nice if they wrote about someone other than Gomez.

Giambi knows his role.

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Tags: Aaron Cook Billy Ray Cyrus Carlos Gonzalez Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies Hector Gomez Inside The Rockies Jason Giambi Jim Armstrong Justin Bieber Matt Reynolds Miley Cyrus Troy Tulowitzki