Colorado Rockies Links: Misery And Oakland, But I Repeat Myself


Jul 23, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Y. Cespedes (52) pulls on his finger after falling at home plate after swinging against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of their MLB baseball game at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. A

Some news and links from around the Colorado Rockies and the rest of baseball as the club visits Oakland to take on the Athletics for three games.

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The title of this post is a joke, Oakland sports fans, nobody hates you. We know, Oakland is not as bad as the media makes it seem, and hipsters are moving in, and it’s probably better — and certainly cheaper — than San Francisco, so lighten up, y’all. (But seriously, the Raiders suck, and you should feel bad for cheering for a terrible team that might leave you for LA anyways. Go Broncos.)

Anyways, here are some links from around the Colorado Rockies, some stuff about the Oakland Athletics, and more from around baseball as the Rox face off in another interleague series beginning tonight…

Colorado Rockies Misery Index (Denver Post).
This thing has been going for a while, but I hadn’t seen it until now. It is actually kinda funny and tongue-in-cheek for a publication that is either doing serious, good, significant work (Ben Hochman, Patrick Saunders, Nick Groke), or crap (everything that’s ever been involved with the Denver Post “Sports” Show). Maybe they are starting to understand the Internet a little bit! You go, Glen Coco.

Oakland A’s are the most disciplined hitters in MLB (Athletics Nation).
Welp. This is not good for the Colorado Rockies’ pitching staff.

Stanton has broken hamate bone in hand (
We referenced this in a post Saturday about Nolan Arenado’s MVP chances, but still, worth a mention in terms of national baseball news. Bad, bad stuff for Stanton — he’s really good for the game and a really good player.

Brett Anderson proving to be a wise gamble for the Dodgers (HardballTalk).
Damnit, damnit all to hell. I’m really surprised he’s been healthy so far this season and it sucks he couldn’t get healthy for the Rockies last year, but considering his history and track record, and hindsight being 20/20, you can’t really say the Rockies made a bad move in not picking up his option.

Holy Sh*t, Bob Costas (Deadspin).
You have got to be kidding me, dude. I actually really like Bob Costas, but, like, how is this not a fire-able offense? It’s not an on-field criticism, it’s a personal attack against a player, and it’ss one of the most unprofessional things I’ve ever heard. It’s outwardly disrespectful to the man’s family, and arguably his religion, too. I’m certainly not one of those let’s-get-offended-at-everything people, but I think everyone is wondering what the f**k is wrong with you, Bob Costas?

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