Results tagged ‘ Dan O'Dowd ’

Daily Dose of “D” #6

7/9/12

What Pisses Me Off Today

Mother Nature

I realize that Colorado desperately needs rain. But it’s been raining for a week up where I live and I need to finish moving my stuff. What’s left to move are the items that can’t get wet, couch, mattresses, pictures, etc. Mother Nature feel free to let it rain all you want the rest of the summer but give me one dry day this week to finish what I started…Pretty please?  :)

Mustache of the Day

Did you know?

A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919 for $40, when the company went public, would be worth $6.4 million today, if all dividends had been reinvested.

WTF ??

Do You Remember!

For two years during the 1970s, Mattel marketed a doll called “Growing Up Skipper”. Her breasts grew when her arm was turned.

When Cheerios were called Cherrioats?

Some Weird Toys

Cool Story of the Day

T-shirt fundraiser for Colorado wildfire relief takes off.

Today’s Best Editorial

Colorado Rockies need to dump Dealin’ Dan O’Dowd

I’m “D” the Ranter…Have a Great Day!

When It Stops Being Fun…I’m Done

5-25-12

When I started blogging in 2008 my intended purpose was to bring much-needed attention to the Rockies. I felt the Rockies were ignored by the media until the actual 2007 World Series.

I thought the Rockies were Legit…So Legit they Quit.

My first blog entry…Out of the Storm the Ranter is Born

It’s 2012 and I find myself not wanting to bring any attention to the Rockies. In my eyes this season is a bust and it started with the pre-spring training decision by Poot Warts to let Tom Helmer go.

Being at the ballpark just isn’t as much fun as it was with Helmer at the helm.

EPIC FAIL POOT WARTS…SERIOUSLY EPIC.

Not like there are a lot of wins this season, but what the hell do we do to celebrate now?

Poot Warts,  it’s not too late…If you seriously kiss Helmer’s ass and offer him a raise he may just consider returning. Helmer will always be a winner, I can’t say the same about Poot Warts and the Rockies this season.

Dan O’Dowd has got to go. He’s a major contributor to the Rockies internal blockage.

Drew Litton 

The problem is Dan has this remarkable ability to stay nicely tucked inside Dick Monfort’s colon. Personally I can’t stand the smell of hot dogs.

I’m not sure where I stand with Jim Tracy.

I like Tracy, but if you look at his past performances, he’s about par for “his” course here in Colorado.

 As I mentioned a few weeks back on Facebook, I think the Rockies need a fan induced managerial enema.

The “Year of the Fan” is a fregg’n joke. That’s an entire blog entry on its own but…Not worth the effort.

 The Rockies AAA team the Sky Sox have better game day giveaways(4 bobble head this season vs the Rockies none), and consistently treat their fans much better. I really like Security Service Field in Colorado Springs. If you’ve never been there it’s worth the trip.

I’ve never made a penny blogging about the Rockies. I’ve invested thousands of hours into my blog because I love baseball, love the Rockies and I love sharing my pictures and experiences with the Rantics and Rockies fans everywhere.

But, this season I’m…

I’m not finished with the Rant. I didn’t bust my ass to become the #1 MLBlogger in Colorado just to let it slip away because the Rockies suck. But on the other hand I can’t support this team on the level that I have been. I’ve decided to stop blogging about the Rockies for the rest of this season.

I’ll be checking out a few concerts this summer(Scorpions, Tesla, Kiss, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Motley Crue). I’ll blog about those for sure but I’m done wasting my time with a team that is plagued with issues on every level and has owners who will only pay attention when the Coors Field cash cow stops producing.

I haven’t left you totally high and dry. There are two up and coming Rockies bloggers, they are Mike the Rox Addict and Amy who writes “The Take from 20th and Blake“. Both are friends of mine and huge Rockies fans. This dynamic duo will keep your blogging needs fulfilled in my short absence. Please check out their blogs if you haven’t already.

Here’s a few Ranter nuggets of wisdom for next season Rockies. Go with the managerial enema, and clean that shit up. Invest some dough into this team. Our best homegrown pitcher was Ubaldo and you tossed his ass outta here. Homegrown pitching takes too long so try more of a combination of both next season. Consider Jamie Moyer as a pitching coach replacment for Apodaca. Chalk up some much needed wins, show the loyal fans you care and try to win back the ones you pissed off by not caring.

Finally… Get rid of that fregg’n embarrassing wussie purple dinosaur mascot…Please?

I’ve always heard you can’t polish a turd… So why do we keep buying turtle wax?

Next season…New look Rockies with new management, a new attitude, confident new pitchers and a new tough Looking Mascot. Anything less is a smack in the face of the Rockies fans who still go to Coors despite the Rockies being the bottom feeders of the NL West…Myself included.

Will I still go to Rockies games? Oh hell yeah, I have tickets to about ten more games and I’ll be there because win or lose it’s still baseball and the only show in town. However, I won’t be taking any pictures because there is nothing about this season I want to remember. I’m also a Broncos season ticket holder and I fully intend to blog about the Broncos again this year. Towards the end of June the family and I will be in Tulsa for our first Drillers game.

 What will I do with all of my free time? Were moving to a little town in the Colorado mountains called Wondervu and I’m going to take the rest of the summer to settle in, hang with my family, get to know my neighbors,  learn how to make my own picture frames, and throw one helluva house-warming party.

Rantics…Give me a pass on this one. With so many bloggers doing what I do now it’s time for me to “change it up”.  During my break I’ll be in my mountain lab secretly developing the next trends in Sports Picture Blogging, cause that’s what “I” do.

I’ll be back with a vengeance Colorado…Bet!

I’m “D” The Ranter and even the “King of Bloggers” needs to take time to work on his castle.

Rockies…Do something!!

The offer was fair but it won’t grow hair

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11/12/08  

107 days till the Mobile Blog Unit heads down to Tucson.

This is not the Mobile Blog Unit, but it’s cool——–>>>>>

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Are you curious as to what kind of deal the Rockies offered Matt Holliday?

 

 

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Steve carell.jpgDan O’Dowd (who is a ringer for Steve Carell), released today that Holliday was offered a deal potentially worth 107.5 million.

18 million for four years and a player option worth 12.5 million if he wants to play the fifth year.

 

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Thumbnail image for NoSign.jpgMatt turned the offer down.

 

Here’s a quote from O’Dowd:

“We felt very good about our offer. We respect what Matty did. We didn’t and do not have any hard feelings.”

I think that was a fair offer.

They should have offered him less and made it performance based. I think the majority of sports contracts should be performance based.

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 Their offer didn’t matter, most likely no offer mattered, they never stood a chance.

 
In his mind, he was already long gone.

Lets just respect the mans decision, remember it costs more to live on the west coast.

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Ok, this is getting to be old news. On to something more fun.

<—How about a doormat that reflects your mood?

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Tell me why this guy–> didn’t just let go of the pole?

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Check out this series of pictures. Even my worst day was never this bad.

 

Crane lifting a little car out of the water. All is good.
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I guess the crane driver didn’t calculate the waterlogged factor.

It was too much for the little crane.
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Explain that to your boss !
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No sweat, time to call in the big guns.
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The little one lifts out ok.

See you just need the right tool for the job.

 

At least you would think.

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 If your taking you kids cloths shopping you might want to avoid this place.

Your boy might be walking out with a new set of Capri pants.
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I still can’t figure what the two dots are for??

 

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I’ll leave you with this thought..Check out my new lamp, enjoy…D
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