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I Knew I Shouldn't Have Looked at the Spring Box Scores
2007-03-11 08:17
by Mark T.R. Donohue

Troy Tulowitzki got hit on the wrist by a pitch yesterday, and pretty much everyone in a Rockies uniform trying to throw balls past opposing hitters got beaten like a drum, including starters Jason Hirsh and Rodrigo Lopez. The lesson here is obvious: Never, ever look at spring training box scores. No good can come of it.

Also: Former Colorado outfielder Jeromy Burnitz has decided to pack it in. Burnitz finishes his career with 315 long balls, one of which is displayed in a place of honor in my apartment. Burnitz is part of a new class of players that have only existed since the early 90's: the mediocre 300-home run hitters. It's a less-talked-about group than the non-Hall of Fame 500-home run hitters, but look and see how many of them will be retiring in the next few seasons. Speaking for the integrity of the game, let's get that universal humidor rule into effect sooner rather than later, please.

2007-03-11 09:19:03
1.   Chyll Will
Spring Training Box Scores = The Ark of the Covenant. Nice!
2007-03-11 12:42:23
2.   Orly Yarly NoWai
By the by, nice season preview for Deadspin.
2007-03-12 15:53:33
3.   Ken Arneson
But on the bright side: no Javy Lopez!

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