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DomCasual 05-29-2009 12:49 PM

Adios, Clint Hurdle!
 
Ding dong the witch is dead.

Nice guy. But it was long past time.

I hope Jim Tracy is a temporary solution, to get them through the rest of the season.

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_12477955

Clint Hurdle's seven-year run as the Rockies' manager will end today, according to a major-league source. With an off day to discuss the situation, the Rockies are poised to make a change given that their poor start has begun to affect attendance and fan interest.

The team has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference to announce the change. Bench coach Jim Tracy will be promoted to interim manager.

The Dodgers broomed the Rockies at Coors Field Wednesday, outscoring them 31-13 in the series and sending them a season-high 10 games under .500. The ugly losses every game featured a big inning from the Dodgers intensified speculation that Hurdle might be let go. While blaming themselves for the poor performance, multiple players said they expected a move. That talk was based on the team's home (7-13) and overall record (18-28).

Hurdle has been the Rockies' manager since 2002, when he took over for Buddy Bell three weeks into the season.

Tracy was named the bench coach this past offseason after two seasons in Pittsburgh as the manager and five seasons in Los Angeles.

Hotrod 05-29-2009 12:49 PM

damn it

Hotrod 05-29-2009 12:51 PM

I liked the man but he managed a pitching staff about as well as McD manages Pro-bowl QB's

Look how fast I got a shot in at McD Ha!

TheManeMan 05-29-2009 12:52 PM

Bring in Shanny

theAPAOps5 05-29-2009 12:52 PM

When can the Monforts get fired. They are the real problem. But Clint sucked ass too.

BroncoLifer 05-29-2009 12:53 PM

Please, please, please let O'Dowd be next.

DHallblows 05-29-2009 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ApaOps5 (Post 2430096)
When can the Monforts get fired. They are the real problem. But Clint sucked ass too.

SERIOUSLY.

DomCasual 05-29-2009 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ApaOps5 (Post 2430096)
When can the Monforts get fired. They are the real problem. But Clint sucked ass too.

Yep. They can't afford to play the game, so they should do the city a favor and sell to someone who can.

WABronco 05-29-2009 01:09 PM

Hahaha Jim Tracy will bring the fire.

Fedaykin 05-29-2009 01:10 PM

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Rohirrim 05-29-2009 01:12 PM

Like everybody in this town knows, until the Monforts go, the Rockies are going nowhere.

DomCasual 05-29-2009 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WABronco (Post 2430121)
Hahaha Jim Tracy will bring the fire.

This season is lost, anyway. I would be pretty unhappy if he was anything but a temporary solution.

Hurdle had overstayed his welcome. He was trying things this season that showed desperation, and the players didn't respect him. From that perspective, Jim Tracy serves the purpose as well as anyone.

Hotrod 05-29-2009 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DomCasual (Post 2430144)
This season is lost, anyway. I would be pretty unhappy if he was anything but a temporary solution.

Hurdle had overstayed his welcome. He was trying things this season that showed desperation, and the players didn't respect him. From that perspective, Jim Tracy serves the purpose as well as anyone.

Agree but now is a great time to get some kids some ABs and time in the field. Write off the season and get a real look at what we have to work with going forward.

Hercules Rockefeller 05-29-2009 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DomCasual (Post 2430102)
Yep. They can't afford to play the game, so they should do the city a favor and sell to someone who can.

Kroenke, who has tried to buy a controlling stake from them in the past.

DomCasual 05-29-2009 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller (Post 2430156)
Kroenke, who has tried to buy a controlling stake from them in the past.

Yeah, but the Monforts said a couple years ago that they think the Rockies can be a great legacy - one that they can pass on to their kids.

So, as a die hard Rox fan, I can at least take some solace in the fact that my pain is contributing to the Monfort family hobby.

Hotrod 05-29-2009 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DomCasual (Post 2430162)
Yeah, but the Monforts said a couple years ago that they think the Rockies can be a great legacy - one that they can pass on to their kids.

So, as a die hard Rox fan, I can at least take some solace in the fact that my pain is contributing to the Monfort family hobby.

LMMFAO

Tombstone RJ 05-29-2009 02:47 PM

Clint seemed like an intelligent guy and he did get the team to the WS, so kudos for that. But, the team has been miserable since their WS appearance, and what ever magic the team had to get them to the WS has evaporated quickly...

Wonder who's gonna be next?

Hogan11 05-29-2009 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DomCasual (Post 2430144)
This season is lost, anyway. I would be pretty unhappy if he was anything but a temporary solution.

Hurdle had overstayed his welcome. He was trying things this season that showed desperation, and the players didn't respect him. From that perspective, Jim Tracy serves the purpose as well as anyone.

Give it a month or two and they won't respect Tracy either.....one of the most disengaged and disinterested managers I've ever seen in my life :nono:

Jens1893 05-29-2009 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller (Post 2430156)
Kroenke, who has tried to buy a controlling stake from them in the past.

I think Silent stan prefers spending his money in London nowadays.

SureShot 05-29-2009 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DomCasual (Post 2430162)
Yeah, but the Monforts said a couple years ago that they think the Rockies can be a great legacy - one that they can pass on to their kids.

So, as a die hard Rox fan, I can at least take some solace in the fact that my pain is contributing to the Monfort family hobby.

Everyone needs to quit giving the Rockies their money.

Punisher 05-29-2009 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheManeMan (Post 2430095)
Bring in Shanny

LMAO!

Jori 05-29-2009 06:19 PM

Apocrapa is still here...

spdirty 05-29-2009 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SureShot (Post 2430215)
Everyone needs to quit giving the Rockies their money.

ding ding ding. Once they traded Holiday, the boycott was back on for me. Wish the die hards would quit going to games. Once they realize they are part of the problem, hopefully the problem will sell soon and we can get a real owner who puts winning a championship at the top of his goals for this team.

Dudeskey 05-29-2009 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ApaOps5 (Post 2430096)
When can the Monforts get fired. They are the real problem. But Clint sucked ass too.

Agreed...

Jori 05-30-2009 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spdirty (Post 2430733)
ding ding ding. Once they traded Holiday, the boycott was back on for me. Wish the die hards would quit going to games. Once they realize they are part of the problem, hopefully the problem will sell soon and we can get a real owner who puts winning a championship at the top of his goals for this team.

I'm on a boycott since 2003.


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