Originally Posted by Clockwork Orange
Ready for another conspiracy theory? Well, too bad, here it comes anyway.
For the last month or so, the Rockies have ditched the humidor in an attempt to artificially inflate the team's offensive numbers. The Rockies offense was anemic for most of the season and fans have been calling for them to go out and spend some money to get a couple of big bats in the lineup. By turning off the humidor, they get some garbage time stats in meaningless games that make the overall numbers look better than they really are. After the season, the Rockies front office and their apologists in the local media will run these numbers out there and say, "See? They weren't a bad offensive team!" That'll be their justification for spending no money this offseason.
I would have been cool with that if someone had let me know, so I could have hammered the piss out of the over for the last three weeks.