Every game that I attend in person, I hope to see some kind of history made. I long for triple plays. I hold my breath until each team has recorded its first hit. When I was living in Chicago I traveled to Milwaukee two nights in a row hoping to see Barry Bonds hit his 700th. (He waited until he got back to San Francisco.) I realize it's highly likely that I've already witnessed the rarest thing I will ever see at a baseball game -- Mark Bellhorn hitting home runs from opposite sides of the plate in a single inning for the Cubs against the Brewers in 2002. But I hold out hope every time I make it to the stadium that something still weirder will happen. I didn't know until I got home and read about it, but the Rockies-Brewers (again with Milwaukee) game I went to on Monday night was the shortest nine-inning game in Coors Field history. So that's pretty cool.
Most of the other trade deadline recap columns I've read haven't even viewed the Rockies-Royals four-player swap as worthy of mentioning. But SI's Tom Verducci called Jeremy Affeldt the second-biggest short-run acquisition of the deadline, after only Bobby Abreu. Well, that's what's great about the Internet, there's so many people writing on it that you're sure to find at least one crazy.
You should, however, immediately lower your opinion of any baseball scribe who calls any team in the NL West besides Colorado the one with the best pitching. The Rockies lost yet another game in which they got an outstanding start yesterday as Josh Fogg went down 1-0 to Dave Bush and the Brewers. And now Jeff Cirillo is squawking about the humidor. Does anybody care what Jeff Cirillo thinks? No. No one does. Shut up, Jeff.