Never will I follow another team...I am a Rockies fan good or bad.. So things are really bad now I think it times like this that test a fans true loyalty!!! As bad as it is now it won't last forever.
I don't think anyone here will pull for another NL West Team; especially not the Giants.
Myself, I will be rooting for the Rangers in the post season. Hope that they clobber the Yankees.
Guys, I understand your pain, but just hang tight. You guys are justifiably upset with your teams performance, but you are only a couple short years away from the World Series. You know how fast a season can turn around. This is coming from a life long Royals fan.
There's been too many times to count that I questioned why I would put myself into such utter pain and continue on as a Royals fan when the team and ownership showed no signs of really wanting to be a winner. I mean we haven't been back to the playoffs since we won the World Series in 85'. That's the worst of worst in major league baseball.
I just want you guys to know it's okay to question your teams motives, but don't ever give up completely on your organization. You guys know good baseball and the Rockies have the means to get back to those winning ways. It just takes some patience. Just don't jump off the wagon so quickly. You will feel foolish when things get turned around. Like Kansas City, Colorado is in desperate need of quality pitching. I think you guys have some key youngsters, most notably Pomeranz, that need your support going forward. He's a good one and could be the lynch pin for future Rockie success.
I guess I haven't followed O'Dowd as closely as I should. Have the fans always been this down on the guy or has it been a accumulation of moves over the course of the past couple off seasons?
Being that I'm here in KC. There's a lot of mixed feelings on the job Dayton Moore is doing for the Royals. I personally think Dayton is doing a good job, but is saddled by an owner in David Glass (Walmart) whose trying to squeeze every penny he can out of the franchise. Like Alard Baird before him, Dayton doesn't get to play on the same level playing field as many in baseball. What are O'Dowd's capabilities in being able to go out and sign players in free agency? Does he come up short in terms of being able to evaluate prospects? Dayton has made KC into a farm system juggernaut, but so far Royals fans haven't been able to see the true results at the major league level due to inept pitching. What say you Rox fans? How correctable are the Rockies for the short and long term? Is this a GM issue or a owner issue?
I WAS A HUGE GIANTS FAN BEFORE THE ROCKIES CAME AROUND - I LOVED WILL CLARK AND KEVIN MITCHELL. I GOT A DONRUSS MVP CARD SIGNED BY WILL CLARK. IT WAS AWESOME. I BECAME A ROCKIES FAN IN 1993 BECAUSE I LIVED IN THE STATE OF COLORADO AND I WAS VERY HAPPY THAT WE HAD A TEAM TO CALL A HOME TEAM. It is a bummer that our owners won't spend any money to make our team good. It is a bummer that our GM is not the brightest crayon in the box either... It is a bummer that our owners are disinterested in the success of the team and unwilling to spend some of the billions that I know they have to push the Rox a little over the edge.
In the year of the fan, the owners and GM don't give a **** about the fans. So that is why I think I should try to watch another team. That is why I should try to see if I can find my childhood love for this sport again by watching a team that is functional and par with other teams.
There is a sad truth though, more and more I don't want to pay attention to baseball. I am sick of teams like the Red Sox and Yankees that have payrolls that are enormous win glory over the little guys... A salary cap and limit is out of the question and this issue still exists - the differentiation of payroll among teams - in lieu of Seligs attempts to level the playing field with his "profit sharing" or whatever it is or was.
Fairness needs to be exacted in the game and across the board - a much bigger problem than the Monforte/O'Dowd dysfunctional baseball team.