Cousins, Identical Cousins!

Meet Brock, who’s lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
But Joc’s only seen the sights
A boy can see from Brooklyn Heights — What a crazy pair!

Hey! It’s Joc (yes. It’s spelled Joc, as in Jock or Jacques) Pederson…

But they’re cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

…or is it Brock Peterson?

Where Brock adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Joc loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes him lose control — What a wild duet!

Brock and Joc in their younger days.

Still, they’re cousins,
Identical cousins and you’ll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike —
You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.


A Salute to Binary Code!

Earlier this season, June 15th to exact, the Sky Sox and Salt Lake Bees held their Salute to Binary Code Night:

“I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords” read the message on the
Security Service Field at Mile High scoreboard.

Alas, no “insect overlords” showed up to be “welcomed” and the crowd went home disappointed. They were able to see the Inanimate Carbon Rod, so that perked them up a tad before leaving.

“…they were about to show a close-up of the Rod!”

Rudi Stein Player(s) of the Game

“This hurts. I don’t like it.”
Rudi Stein

Saturday’s Rudi Stein Player of the Game Award goes to Tim Wheeler and Dustin Garneau:

Tim Wheeler prepares to be hit by a pitch from John Lamb of the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Dustin Garneau winces as John Lamb’s pitch rebounds off his back.

Congrats boys! Back to back in the backs hit by pitches! Exciting, and painful!

We’ve Got a Lot of Losses…

Rockies manager Walt Weiss held a closed door team meeting before last night’s game against the Diamondbacks. He emphasized to the team that it wasn’t their effort that was the problem, but a lack of execution. Here’s our guess for how it went (NSFW language):

The pep-talk seemed to work with the team for 2.5 innings. They jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but crapped the bed after that. De La Rosa gave up a 3 run bomb to Mark Trumbo in the bottom of the 3rd, the bullpen, Kahnle and Masset gave up 10 runs in 2 innings of work, including a 9 run 8th to put the game away. So much for inspirational speeches.

Reno 911 – COS

Because he’s the hero Colorado Springs deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. He’s Ben Paulsen.

1st base is safe from evildoers. Officer Paulsen is on the job.
Truth, justice and the Paulsen Way!

Lose the beard, sport the ‘stache and this crap writes itself. Thanks Ben!


If Denver wins Seattle keeps the only trophy that counts, but the fan base has another lame thing to hang their collective hats on.

Revenge game! Broncos host the Seahawks tonight at Mile High hoping to redeem themselves for that 43-8 thumping in Super Bowl 48 (not really. It’s just a shitty preseason game that injects more cash into the owner’s pockets while not having to pay the players. Manning plays a series. Are the tickets priced accordingly? Nope. Full-price suckers! It’s like watching the future of the Arena League on a full-sized field!).

Anyhoo…Game is on KKTV 11 starting at 700pm. Ron Zappolo and John Lynch have the call. Here’s something that’s more entertaining that tonight will be: