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Clint Hurdle Takes Playoff Fever Slightly Too Literally
2007-10-10 11:37
by Mark T.R. Donohue

During the Rockies' celebrations of their wins a week ago Monday and then again Saturday night, the postgame radio crew made a point of noting that Clint Hurdle for the most part kept out of the spotlight and let his players have their fun. That's to his credit, but maybe Hurdle's self-restraint wasn't deep strategy -- now breaks the news that the Rockies skipper is fighting a flu bug.

So that's what's changed about him. I knew it was something. The AP story notes that he is continuing to supervise workouts, but keeping several feet of distance between himself and any players. I don't think this is a bad rule of thumb for Hurdle to keep even when 100% healthy.

Now if only matching elbow injuries could prevent him from giving the sacrifice and steal signs and a sore ankle could keep him from making such quick pitching hooks, we'd really have something. We can build a better manager!

2007-10-10 11:52:36
1.   Raf
Quite the funny entry :). Love the title
2007-10-10 13:50:27
2.   Linkmeister
If the new version of The Bionic Woman fails, maybe that actress would be up for the job.
2007-10-10 15:17:05
3.   Mark T.R. Donohue
I think Jim Leyland's absence from the playoffs is causing me to instinctively lash out at Clint.
2007-10-10 20:10:06
4.   Bob Timmermann
Willy Taveras has been activated for the NLCS! But not Aaron Cook.

I'm sure he'll be in center and leading off Thursday.

Which would be followed by Mark throwing a rock through his TV.

2007-10-10 21:02:57
5.   bhsportsguy
4 I was going to say that.
2007-10-11 07:37:27
6.   Javi Javi
OK, still a yankee fan, but with my broken heart I have gotten on the bandwagon. I live in Denver, after all, and was lucky enough to score tickets to Monday night's game.

My Denver native buddy, who now lives in NYC, set up a Rockies playoff blog. He's a great writer and has an excellent sense of humor. Check it out.

2007-10-11 11:06:46
7.   Bob Timmermann
It appears that Taveras will be starting and batting leadoff tonight.

Get in line for World Series tickets in Phoenix:

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