Jeff Bridich’s GM Grades As Rocky Movies

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Aug 19, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; A general view during the third inning between the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. The Nationals won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

What if Jeff Bridich’s moves as general manager of the Colorado Rockies were Rocky movies? Fascinating to think about.

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Rocky is the single greatest film series of all time. The series contains four movies that rank in the top 10 of the greatest movies ever and two movies that we don’t talk about like that time your uncle had a few too many and told your sister he thought she was way too pretty for her boyfriend.

Telling the thrilling tale of the world’s greatest boxer from Philadelphia, Rocky Balboa comes from humble roots to defeat several of the world’s best fighters. It’s an American story of triumph, a man overcoming the biggest odds both in the ring and out of it to become the heavyweight champion of the world, and if you haven’t watched a Rocky movie you are halfway to being convicted of treason.

Jeff Bridich is in his first year of service as the Rockies GM and it’s been eventful, frustrating, hopeful, and depressing. Those four adjectives also describe the life journey of Rocky Balboa, the world’s greatest boxer. Now, a judgement of Jeff’s moves based on the Rocky films.

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