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.
Rockies Gold Glove 3rd baseman, Nolan Arenado, was crushed to learn he had to return to the big league club Thursday after a successful 5 game rehab stint with the Sky Sox.
“Hell. We went 3-2 here. The Rockies have only won 2 of their last 16 games and that team is just a black hole of injuries right now,” stated a stunned Arenado.
“If it were up to me I’d just stay down here for a while and, you know, hide out until things get better up there. Please. Can’t you talk to them. Let them know I’m still hurt and will be back maybe in August, or next year,” the Gold Glover added.
Lots-O-Stuff on the TV this Memorial Day weekend. To Hell with your friends, to Hell with your family, to Hell with everything. Watch TV. WATCH IT!
330am – AFL Aussie Rules – Port Adelaide v Hawthorn on Fox Sports 2.
330am – NRL Rugby League – Wests Tigers v Queensland Broncos on Fox Soccer Plus. 800am – English Championship Football Final – Derby County v Queens Park Rangers on BeIN Sports.
830am – IIHF World Championship Semifinal – Russia v Sweden on NBCSN. 1000am – Heineken Cup Rugby Final – Toulon v Saracens on Fox Soccer Plus. 1100am – NCAA lacrosse – Denver University v Duke on ESPN2. 1100am – IIHF World Championship Semifinal – Czech Republic v Finland on NBCSN. Noon – UEFA Champions League Final – Athletico Madrid v Real Madrid on Fox proper. 130pm – NCAA Lacrosse Semifinal – Maryland v Notre Dame on ESPN2. 210pm – MLB – Rockies v Braves on Root Sports. 600pm – NHL Playoffs – Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings on NBC proper. 1100pm – NRL rugby league – Canberra Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys – Fox Sports 2
Sunday – 1230am – AFL Aussie Rules Football – Carlton Blues v Adelaide Crows on Fox Soccer Plus. 530am – Monaco Grand Prix on NBC proper. Noon – IIHF World Championship Final – TBA v TBA on NBCSN. 200pm – Memorial Cup Final – Guelph Storm v Edmonton Oil Kings on NHL Network. 310pm – MLB – Rockies v Braves on Root Sports. 600pm – NHL Playoffs – Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers on NBCSN.
Monday – 300am – NRL Rugby League – Cronulla Sharks v South Sydney Rabbitohs on Fox Sports 2. 1100am – NCAA Lacrosse Championship – TBA v TBA on ESPN2. 305pm – MLB – Rockies v Phillies on Root Sports. 700pm – NHL Playoffs – Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings on NBCSN.
There’s probably more, but this is good enough. That’ll do pig, that’ll do.