What in the name of Kevin Ritz or any other pre-humidor Colorado Rockies starting pitcher who got shelled in the past was that garbage?
The Colorado Rockies were completely destroyed by the San Francisco Giants 19-2 in the first game of a double-header on Monday afternoon. The Rockies’ so-called ace of the rotation, German Marquez, gave up 11 earned runs in 2.2 innings before being pulled from the game. Before the bleeding could be stopped, the Rockies were down 13 runs after four innings. By that time, what was already a sparse crowd due to it being an afternoon make-up game had almost completely dissipated .
The game had gotten so out of hand, that the Twitter-sphere had become full of bickering on whether or not it was OK to give up on the game.
It got so bad that even the Rockies’ official Twitter account put its two cents in with this dubious reply to a fan:
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I wholeheartedly agree with the Rockies’ Twitter account. If you are not satisfied with what you are consuming, then don’t consume it. I am as die-hard of a Rockies’ fan as anyone I know, but if the product on the field is as bad as what was on display Monday afternoon, there are better things I can do with my time than watching bad baseball.
Call it being a fair-weather fan or not being in it through thick and think or whatever label you want to put on it. However, if you feel that you are not getting a return on your investment, then cash out … at least for one game. There is no need to prove how big of a fan you are by sticking through a blowout.
The beautiful thing about the Major League Baseball season is this: There are 162 games and sometimes there will be clunkers, but the sun always comes out tomorrow and there will be another game. In this case, there is another game in a few hours. So let’s wash this nasty taste out of our mouths and get ready to cheer on the Rockies in the next game.