Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett stepped down from their respective posts on Wednesday morning. Predictably, there were a number of outstanding reactions to that news on Twitter from those who care about the Colorado Rockies.
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Just think: when you went to bed last night, Dan O’Dowd was still the general manager of the Colorado Rockies…or the co-general manager, or whatever, but the point is, the same guy was in charge of the Rockies who had been in charge of the Rockies for the past 15 years.
Less than 24 hours later, and everything has changed. O’Dowd and Bill Geivett are out, Jeff Bridich is in. We waited 15 years for a regime change, and then before you even knew what happened, it was done with before lunch time.
Predictably, there was much rejoicing from Rockies’ fans at the news of the day.
Then, once the hiring of Bridich was answered, there were some more guarded reactions.
And there were those who wanted to be reasonable and acknowledge the limited good that these two did for the organization. To the surprise of nobody, these reactions were harder to find.
Finally, let’s not forget that the Rockies are still going to do Rockies things, even when announcing a new general manager.