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O’Dowd still in charge…


The Rockies announced earlier today that general manager Dan O’Dowd will be shifting some if his duties to his asst general manager Bill Geivett. Geivett will be handling the day to day operations of the Rockies and O’Dowd will focus on the minor league side and player development. And since the announcement social media has been on fire about the Rockies ownership, the Monforts and management and their lack of ability to do anything right, even firing O’Dowd.

How does a general manager let alone any employee with a work record that O’Dowd has, still manage to keep his job? The Rockies are a bunch of idiots to think the fans cant see the blind loyalty the Monforts, O’Dowd, Apodaca and Tracy have for one another. I’ve said all along that the Monforts and O’Dowd are each sleeping in the same bed with one another and as long as it remains that way, nothing will ever change for this organization and the team is concerned and they will continue to laugh all the way to the bank.

They’re all businessmen and right now business is good despite the second worst record in baseball this season. They’re averaging anywhere from 32-35 thousand fans (though most of them delusional and arent really baseball fans) every night. For example, the Rockies during the most recent series with the Reds averaged 36824 over the 3 game series, with Saturday night having an attendance figure of 42826.

All and all what this “shifting of responsibilities” is a smokescreen and basically means nothing. O’Dowd is still in charge as Geivett still will have to answer to his boss(O’Dowd) and despite Dan “focusing” on the minors and player development(which he is terrible at), he is still in charge of player acquisitions, etc. So spin it how you want Rockies ownership, this fan and a few others that I know and have spoken to arent buying it.

The Monforts arent selling the team and O’Dowd and company dont have the balls to look themselves in the mirror resign their positions. Why should they? Where else can you make money and not have to do anything, but pretend you’re building a ballclub for a fanbase that is made up of many who only attend games for the social aspect anyway and dont care about the club and dont even know what the score is at any point during a game. The hardcore baseball fans at 20th & Blake deserve better. Hell even the players deserve better!

Until that day comes, expect nothing more than the same old tired story year after year at Coors Field.

Oh and while we’re at it, can we get rid of ROOT Sports broadcast team with the exception of Marc Stout and Joel Klatt? The rest are tired and a joke to the broadcasting industry. The fans deserve better here as well.

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Rockiesfest 2011…


An exciting day for Rockies fans, players and coaches was had today at Coors Field for the 3rd annual Rockiesfest. The players seemed to have more fun this year with the fans, especially in the Q&A sessions throughout the day. Autograph sessions were filled with long lines of fans waiting to grab the signature of their favorite players. The Rockies Museum was a huge hit as well as the tours of the players clubhouse, batting cages, weight room and training rooms. Players again this year played fans in Guitar Hero, while some younger fans got to enjoy storytime with their favorite players, whether they knew it or not.

The FSN Rocky Mountain Interactive Broadcast Booth is always alot of fun with our favorite Rockies on-air personalities. While we’re on the subject of FSN Rocky Mountain, they let the public in on a bit of a new rebranding that they have currently in the works. I had the chance to speak with Rockies analyst, Marc Stout about the rebranding efforts and basically he told me that FSN Rocky Mountain, along with FSN Northwest in Seattle and FSN Pittsburgh are all owned by Direct TV (and not FOX) and will all be known as ROOT Sports in the spring, beginning April 1st. News of this first came about a month ago, but I imagine most of the general public had little if any knowledge of it until today at Rockiesfest. Dont worry there will be no change in the on-air personalities. And I can still get my Alanna Rizzo fix, which I am certainly grateful for.  I can’t say the new name of the channel has grown on me yet, but I will suspect that by summer it will have. All and all it was a great day at Coors Field to be a Rockies fan.

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