I wish I could post some insightful analysis this morning, but, to be perfectly honest, I really have no clue what happened. Like the rest of the Denver television market, I was blacked out from watching the game, even on MLB.tv. I wanted to listened to it on the radio, but I was on a deadline for the SweetSpot and that would’ve prevented me from following the night’s action. Here’s what we know: the Rockies lost because they couldn’t hit and MLB’s blackout policy is a joke.
Let’s start with the black-out policy. For the most part, this comes into play on Saturdays when Fox has the rights to several games every week. Last night’s contest was one of those games. However, Fox chose not use the Rockies and Brewers, leaving the game in the twilight zone. For those that don’t live in the Denver market and have MLB.tv, they were able to watch the game. But, MLB.tv was blacked out in Denver because they didn’t want to infringe on Fox’s rights to show the game. Wait, what did I just write? It still doesn’t make sense.
Despite the loss and black-out, there is reason to celebrate. The Rockies finally designated Felipe Paulino for assignment. All it took was him blowing four games in two weeks. However, the Rockies are making another mistake by calling up Greg Reynolds. If they really want to put their best team on the field, it’s time to call up Rex Brothers. I’m not saying Reynolds is a bad pitcher, but Brothers has a chance to be a special reliever and they need another lefty in the pen. If they want to protect him, they can use him mostly against lefties. Also, as Troy Renck mentioned this morning in the Post, he’s 24. It’s not like they’re dealing with a kid. He’s ready.
Here is the contribution I made to the SweetSpot. It’s not about the Rockies which is unfortunate.
I made the mistake of venturing into the ESPN comments section, something I’ve vowed never to do again. I’m just happy to be back in Rockies’ land and looking forward to today’s game. Even though it was just one day, I feel like it’s been a year since I watched the Rockies play.