Normally, I DO watch little league; however I am sitting this year out as I am spending the last two months of my 12-month tour to Afghanistan.
My wife tells me that watching my 13 year-old's team pitch is almost, but not quite as difficult as watching the Rockies' pitching.
At this point, I don't think there is a substantial difference between watching the Rockies and watching Little League. :D Seriously folks...swept at home by...THE A'S?????? We have suffered home sweeps by the A's and the Mariners? Seriously? I'll bet that there won't be a single team in the American League this year that ends up getting swept at home by both the A's and the Mariners.
I have never been either a harsh critic nor a staunch supporter of Jim Tracy. Basically, I think in all of baseball, there are maybe 6 managers that are actually good enough to win a few games a year for their teams. Tracy isn't one of those. There are probably a similar number of managers bad enough to lose some games for their teams. I don't think Tracy is in that group either. Most of the managers in baseball just occupy a place on the bench. Tracy is one of those. If anyone else came in, it would probably be the same caliber of a manager. BUT....we have reached a point where change probably needs to be made just for the sake of change. This team has hit Rockie bottom.
Saturn - I agree with everything you stated except for the "Rockie" bottom part. I don't think that they have hit the bottom yet.
They are like the Titanic. They have already broken in half and are beneath the surface, accelerating toward the ocean floor. I don't think that they will crash into "Rockie" bottom until they are in last place in the NL West and have the worst record in MLB.
I was looking at their runs allowed this year. They are a full 25 runs worse than the next closest worst team (which I believe are the Stinkie Twinkies).
These losers have givin up 360 runs in 62 games - Yes that's 6 runs per game ON AVERAGE.
For the most part, many teams have given up between 220-290 runs so far - and that range is from the best teams to the worst teams.
That stat alone show how monumentally worse our pitching is than any other team. This is probably the worst pitching staff in Rockies franchise history!
Thanks for playing, better luck next year...