Well, it really is high time I loaded on all of my warmth armor, balanced my broom on my shoulder, and headed out to Coors Field. I want to make sure to get there early enough that my lucky parking spot is free.
A few thoughts before I do: Clint Hurdle has never been thought of as much of an in-game strategist before, but then again he'd never before managed even a slightly meaningful game. I thought his move last night of bringing in the recently invisible Jeremy Affeldt to pitch the seventh instead of his usual automatic seventh-inning guy, LaTroy Hawkins, was a nice balance of the game situation and the Rockies' possible future needs (sharp bullpen lefties are every manager's friend). So maybe Clint, like his players, is tapping a previously unexercised level of talent and control. He maybe deserves a little credit.